Free Fall [NOOK Book]

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"Understanding suffering always helps the energy of compassion to be born."
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

In an instant my husband stripped away my identity as wife, stay-at-home mom, and best friend. With his suicide, our world changed forever. He'd been the center of our universe, but then he was gone.

Grief is a dark journey, one often tainted with judgment and false perceptions. Add the word 'suicide' to the mix and more complications arise. This memoir, Free Fall, is intended for those...

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Overview

"Understanding suffering always helps the energy of compassion to be born."
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

In an instant my husband stripped away my identity as wife, stay-at-home mom, and best friend. With his suicide, our world changed forever. He'd been the center of our universe, but then he was gone.

Grief is a dark journey, one often tainted with judgment and false perceptions. Add the word 'suicide' to the mix and more complications arise. This memoir, Free Fall, is intended for those who may be facing their own tragedy and feeling alone, hopeless, confused, scared, and misunderstood.

Free Fall is the journey of piecing our lives back together—overcoming children's anxiety as we traversed the brutal grief and trauma process, learning to say the words 'widow' and 'single mom' without cringing, surviving the fall out with friends and family who simply couldn't understand our healing process, triumphing over the stigma of 'suicide', forgiving my husband, and finding peace after chaos.

Free Fall is for widows, widowers, parents, survivors of suicide, family members or friends of one who mourns. This story is for anyone who needs encouragement that there is another side to grief. There is. We're there now. We're looking back and holding our hands out to you saying, "hang in there, you're not alone, and you'll get here, too."

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045254472
  • Publisher: Amber Lea Easton
  • Publication date: 8/31/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 574,694
  • File size: 765 KB

Meet the Author

Amber Lea Easton is a multi-published fiction and nonfiction author. For twenty years, she's worked in the fields of journalism and advertising with a brief detour into the financial industry.Although she holds a BA in Communications & Journalism, she is a perpetual student of life who enjoys taking classes on a wide variety of subjects when time allows.Smart is sexy, according to Easton, which is why she writes about strong female characters who have their flaws and challenges but ultimately persevere. She currently has three romantic suspense novels out in the world, Reckless Endangerment, Kiss Me Slowly and Riptide, with three more slated for publication in 2013.In addition to fiction writing, Easton also edits and freelances via Moxie Girl Writing & Editing. She also speaks on subjects ranging from writing to widowhood. Some of her videos on romance writing have appeared on the international Writers & Authors television network. Current radio appearances are linked via this site and her blog Kisses, Caresses & Whispers in the Night.Easton currently lives with her two teenagers in the Colorado Rocky Mountains where she gives thanks daily for the gorgeous view outside her window. She finds inspiration from traveling, the people she meets, nature and life’s twists and turns. At the end of the day, as long as she's writing, she considers herself to be simply "a lucky lady liv'n the dream."
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    Cheers to Amber for sharing such a personal story and her journe

    Cheers to Amber for sharing such a personal story and her journey of finding life again after the death of her husband of ten years. The details within the pages brought me into a world I've never prepared myself to enter...no one ever has. She showed great courage reliving the most horrific moments in her life and that of her family. I just want to hug her!

    The author tells a heart-wrenching, no holds barred story of how she and her children made it through the unimaginable--the loss of Easton's husband to suicide. It's all there: the questions, the anger, the denial, the despair, and finally the acceptance that life has to go on.
    I cried through at least the first half of the book. I put myself in her shoes while reading her words and I just fell apart. I couldn't imagine losing my husband and have to pull myself together in order to take care of my children. If I had to deal with some of the unkind and uncaring things some of the people in her life said to her during the early stages of her grief, I wouldn't have been able to handle it with the grace she portrayed in the book.

    The Easton family story is one that offers hope...there is a light at the end of the tunnel after the death of a core member of your family. It shows the grieving process is different for every individual and that's okay. It's as it should be.

    I highly recommend this book to anyone who has suffered such a loss or knows of anyone who has. If you didn't understand their grief before, you will after reading Free Fall.

    If I could give it ten stars I would. Well done, Amber Lea Easton. Well done.  ~The Vixen (Tammy Smith)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    Touching, inspiring, and very well done. It's a stunning read--o

    Touching, inspiring, and very well done. It's a stunning read--one that draws the reader in from the first pages and holds us until the end. I cried. I smiled. I hoped. It's brilliant. A very talented author and an inspiring woman. I'm still a bit shaken by the intensity. Excellent.--PearlT  

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  • Posted October 15, 2013

    All I can say is "wow." I know that's not eloquent, bu

    All I can say is "wow." I know that's not eloquent, but it's the first word that comes to mind. I admit that I'm not one to read memoirs normally, but I'm a fan of this author's romantic suspense fiction so thought I'd check this out when I saw her post about it on her Facebook fanpage. Although she says in the foreword that this book is for people who have survived such a tragedy or have experienced grief, I disagree. I think this book is for anyone! I feel as if I learned something, as if I'd been given a glimpse behind the curtain of what it is like to lose a spouse and raise children alone with the stigma of suicide staining everything you do. This is a book about HOPE...LOVE...and TRIUMPH! Like I said--WOW. Ha. I am trying to be informative here because I think it's a must read for anyone. It is written in a way that is heartbreaking yet heart warming. I'm impressed that the author opened her heart up like this--I could feel her pain and rooted her on until the last page. Keep writing books, Ms. Easton! Thank you for sharing this story. I hope it not only helps others, but inspires others to a greater degree of compassion. Definitely worth five stars, wish I could give it more. 

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