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Posted September 20, 2013
This book is wonderful. I fell in love with the story and loved it even more because the story was true. The two women, Julie and Kathy, are beautiful inside and out. They wrote an amazingly touching book that deserves to be read by anyone who has ever loved another person. Buy this book now!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 28, 2013
A real tear jerker. As reviewed by Melissa at Every Free Chance
A real tear jerker.
As reviewed by Melissa at Every Free Chance Book Reviews.
Did I enjoy this book: I cried – and not just sniffly, easily hidden tears, either. We’re talking full blown, red-nosed, blood shot eyed weeping. So… I guess that’s a yes. I’m desperately in love with my own son – partly because it was so difficult to get him here – and I’ve found that I now have a squishy spot in my heart for stories about mothers who love their offspring.
But. Enough with the sentimentality. Here’s the low down:
Both women have excellent grammar (and you know how snobby I am about grammar!). Both have exceptionally poignant imagery (it’s like they’re related). Both tell their stories with honesty, humor, and just the right amount of emotion. The writing is superb, and this book is wonderful. Each woman’s story could stand alone, but together… well, together they’ve turned their story into a fairytale.
I’m almost certain that if my mother and I tried to write a book together her half would be about blue teapots and craft projects and my half would be about whiskey and swearing. On the other hand, we both love our kids desperately, and we both love music, and had we lived apart for most of my life, I bet we’d find we have a lot more in common than we think. I could tell the story of my mom and I. It might even be slightly interesting to someone. Von Zerneck and Hatfield’s story, though, gets the first ever five star rating from me. I’m in love (and also, I really think I need a pet monkey)!
Would I recommend it: Yes, definitely! My husband decided, based on the title, that this book was for women only, but I’d bet a bottle of scotch he’d be hooked if he read the first few chapters.
Will I read it again: Next time I need a good cry, this is on my top ten list of Things to Read.
(I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)
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Posted May 25, 2013
A captivating read! Just as spider silk has strength and elastic
A captivating read! Just as spider silk has strength and elasticity, such are the threads of connection that weave this story of examinedWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
lives, primal loss and the pure rapture of reunion. Through the eyes of Julie and Kathy we see their strength, resilience, and the all the