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Posted July 29, 2013
Bartender Rating: Top Shelf A crushing look at the reality of he
Bartender Rating: Top Shelf A crushing look at the reality of healing. A must read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
When Lindy asked The Book Bar to promote her May release book, I was greedy and asked for a copy. I am so glad I did. Lindy Zart's Take Care, Sara is an eye opening look at the resilience of the human heart and soul when forced to deal with tragedy over, and over, and over and over again.
Take Care, Sara takes us on a journey that no one wants to go on, but at one point, everyone will. Sara has lost so much in her life already and when a car accident takes the love of her life, she doesn't know how to go on without him. So many stages of grieving are experienced in heart breaking detail. Sara is not alone on her journey and with the perseverance of those around her, her heart and soul get a second chance at life.
How had it all gotten so messed up? Everything had fit; everything had been complete before the wreck, before she’d lost her husband. Now there were just hundreds of puzzle pieces and nowhere to put them.
Lindy Zart. Take Care, Sara (Kindle Locations 5343-5344).
The breaking down was necessary. You stand by Sara hoping that she will realize that she has to hit rock bottom before she can make her way back up. It was just a question of whether or not she would take the time to do this. Truly crushed, maybe weak, beyond repair souls can't endure the pain and they take their own life. Sara's decent makes you realize that perhaps those 'weak' souls have it right and the pain can be taken away, just as quickly as the life.
“He gave us life. All the rest of it…that’s part of living. I don’t think He randomly picks people to lose more than others or that He decided He didn’t like you so He’s making you suffer. I don’t think He has any control over any of that. It’s all about free will, right? We’re given life and what we decide to do with that life and what happens to that life is out of His hands. I could be wrong. I am a lot.” Lincoln snorted.
Lindy Zart. Take Care, Sara (Kindle Locations 4562-4565).
Time was a looming character in this book. You know that the loss of a love cannot easily be rectified and a character can move one. This story demanded time. At the same time, the blissful parts were so fleeting. Only at 93% in, I realized that Lindy Zart made "time" necessary for the telling of Sara's story.
She couldn’t escape him; she couldn’t escape the ache that had made a home inside her chest. That ache was him, for him, and would never leave, not while she had a breath left in her body. It wasn’t that Sara wanted to forget him, never that, she just wanted it to not hurt every time she thought of him.
Lindy Zart. Take Care, Sara (Kindle Locations 2261-2264).
I felt my chest concave to my spine with every moment of loss that Sara experienced. The personal fear of losing someone you love and how you would deal with it was brought to the forefront. I cried. I cried nearly every single chapter of this book. I was an emotional mess. Crying is cathartic, cleansing, necessary. I've cried from the works of Hoover, Donovan, Green and now Zart. I am not a crier; it takes a lot to get past this wall.
Normally, I am not a fan of third person narrative, but I am so glad that I was an innocent bystander in this story. The emotional connection to the characters from a distance was powerful enough.
“Make it go away. I need you. Please. Make it all go away,” she whispered...
Lindy Zart. Take Care, Sara (Kindle Locations 5611-5613).
Some might find Sara's torment repetitive or boring. Pure poetry is what I read. Lindy Zart's description of surroundings and physical features was tangible. I never enjoyed the smell of warm, freshly cut grass as I did when I read this book.
A kaleidoscope of that final moment with him raced through her brain. His smile she loved, the striking blue of his eyes, warm with love and happiness; his hand on her shoulder. Sara squeezed her eyes shut, but it didn’t block the remembrance of his grip tightening painfully, and then jerking away, as though something wrenched him from her. The shouts ripped from his lips. The fear on his face. But not for him; for her. Always for her.
Lindy Zart. Take Care, Sara (Kindle Locations 262-265).
Lindy Zart does write other genres as well, and I can only imagine, they are just as fantastic as this.
Posted July 25, 2013
I really enjoyed this book. At times I was frustrated with Sara because i wanted her to open her eyes! My biggest wish is that the author writes a book from Lincoln's point of view. I would love to see how he dealt with everything. However, I would like her to extend the ending to find out more about their relationship after Sara "wakes" up.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 7, 2013
Loved it! That being said, it is the saddest story. I cried for Sara. The pain she felt lept from the page into my heart. I felt this was happening to me. I have read this author before and have enjoyed everything she has written. I highly reccomend this to everyone.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.