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The Moment Keeper
     

The Moment Keeper

4.5 7
by Buffy Andrews
 
Our lives are often connected in ways we never would have imagined...

Two babies; two very different upbringings.

First there is Sarah: raised by her loving grandmother, but neglected by her own father who views her as the instrument of her mother’s death. She will lead a hard life, searching to belong and to be loved.

Then there is Olivia,

Overview

Our lives are often connected in ways we never would have imagined...

Two babies; two very different upbringings.

First there is Sarah: raised by her loving grandmother, but neglected by her own father who views her as the instrument of her mother’s death. She will lead a hard life, searching to belong and to be loved.

Then there is Olivia, surrounded by love, nurtured and adored by her parents, a golden child with a golden future.

When Sarah’s life is cut tragically short and she is assigned to record the moments of Olivia’s life as her Moment Keeper, their lives become intertwined.

Sarah is able to overcome the heartbreak of her own lost years and Olivia is able to deal with a future that isn’t nearly as golden as what she had planned – or is it?

Praise for Buffy Andrews

'5 Huge-Tear-Stained-Stars!' - Smut & Spitfire

'Be warned this is a tale about choices, bereavement and relationships in this book which may cause a few tears to fall…' - Cleopatra Loves Books

'The author has written a story which drew me in immediately. I wanted to know where both of the stories were going, even though we know from the start how one of them ends. My attention was held all the way through, and I read this in one sitting.' - Fiona's Book Reviews


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781472054777
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/01/2013
Sold by:
HarperCollins Publishers
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
638
File size:
3 MB

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The Moment Keeper 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book by chance and it is one of the best I've ever read. The story is warming and heartlifting while bittersweet at the same time. A strong message is sent to love and cherish what you have.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was careful not to read the first review since I was sure it would be a spoiler alert, then I proceed to the review posted today where anonymous was complaining about the spoiler alert, but at the same time gave a big part of the story away...geez!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was thinking about this book days after finishing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book tremendously; wasn't predictable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LisaLickel0 More than 1 year ago
It's another make sure you have a box of tissues nearby story. Andrews has created a true circle of life story, just the kind I personally love. Who we are, the choices we make, the support we receive, affect everyone. Part It's A Wonderful Life and part Lovely Bones, The Moment Keeper features characters who will impact your life for a long time. Parallel life stories from two young women might shock some with the lifestyles of haves contrasting with the haven-nots. It may shame some of us who were guilty of being cruel at one time or another, and it will give more of us some real lessons on how to be a giver, no matter what stage of life. When at death a young woman is pulled into the afterlife with a special job, that of tracking and recording the moments of the life of another, the reader follows the journey of a privileged young girl, Olivia, growing in to adulthood. Along the way, Sarah, the Moment Keeper, shares her own struggle of life, tragedy, triumph, love, bullying, and mystery in a mirror image that almost feels voyeuristic. Told in first person present and past with comparisons, not flashbacks, of Olivia to her own life, Sarah slowly reveals the events leading up to her suicide in a matter-of-fact, not exactly resentful, but wistful way. Lovely tale. Kudos to Andrews for telling a very difficult story, and yes, there may be some predictability, but it was still a tearful joy to be part of the unfolding.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to give a rating to be able to post this-I haven't actually read the book yet, but I wanted reviewer LisaLickel0 tp know that she should BEGIN her review with SPOILER ALERT if she is going to give away an important detail of the story...I'm still going to buy it since it is only 99cents, but I wish I didn't know about the suicide...