CLOSURE: based on a true story

CLOSURE: based on a true story

by Tasche Laine

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ISBN-13: 9781732126114
Publisher: Skye Blue Press
Publication date: 03/24/2018
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Tasche Laine has worked as a journalist, newspaper columnist, teacher, and studio teacher to the stars. She's lived all over the U.S. and currently resides in Vancouver, Washington. CLOSURE is her first book. For more information, please visit her website at taschelaine.com.

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CLOSURE: based on a true story 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
ReadersFavorite1 11 months ago
Reviewed by Gisela Dixon for Readers' Favorite Closure by Tasche Laine is a fiction story based on true events. Closure is really about two people who have known each other since their childhood and how their lives evolve and intertwine throughout the decades. In Closure, we meet Tara and Trey as young children. Trey is a couple of months older than Tara and, since their mothers are good friends, they naturally tended to be good friends since childhood. However, then the intermittent separations begin as the families move apart. So Trey and Tara see each other at intervals throughout school and college. Both have feelings for each other, but life and circumstances keep pulling them in many different directions. This is the story of their lives. Closure is a good read, especially because it appears to be based on a true story. In any case, this is the kind of story that some people may be familiar with where old childhood or teenage connections don’t always come to fruition at that young age, although there is a love connection. When Trey and Tara meet again after many years, they have both had ex-marriages in their past and children by then, and live far away from each other. But they are both single and still have feelings for each other. Whether love can overcome practical reality is what forms the crux of this novel and Tasche portrays this well in the first person. Hence, both Trey and Tara come across as relatable. Overall, this is a good book written in an engaging style that I enjoyed.
ReadersFavorite 11 months ago
Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite Based on a true story, Closure by Tasche Laine follows the story of Tara Carter and Trey Thompson, who grew up together but were separated by unforeseen circumstances. Trey is two months older than Tara, and because their moms were close friends, the kids got to do a lot of things together. At their tender age, Trey would declare: “When I grow up, I’m going to marry Tara!” But their affection for each other, pure and powerful as could be, would go through the test of time with separation. But they can’t erase the memories of each other, and so they keep in contact through letters. It will be twenty years before they get the chance to see each other again. Could this be a chance for a promise they made when they were kids to be kept? There is so much beauty in this story and Tasche Laine knows how to help readers connect with some of the moving memories of their childhood. I enjoyed the tone of the story — compelling and clear. The story is told in an arresting first person narrative voice — a really irresistible voice — which pulls the reader in and allows them to see events through the eyes of the characters. The use of the epistolary style is skillful and it adds a lot to the story’s development in areas of plot, character, and theme. Closure features very compelling themes, and personal trials and personal development are woven neatly into the story. The themes of family, love, rape, and relationships are well developed in the plot. Readers will be pulled in by the intensity of emotions and the drama that is featured in the writing. It’s a beautiful story, beautifully told.
TianaLovestoRead More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book! I love how Tasche Laine takes us through the main character's life. Tara is so relatable, I feel like I know her as a close friend. This is not your typical love story, it is real, and that is what makes it so much better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is so refreshing because it is real life. It is written so beautifully that I thoroughly enjoyed escaping into the life of Tara Carter. Love is so much more complicated than how we see it in fairy tales. I really loved reading about Tara's love letters and ups and downs throughout the journey of life. I can't wait to read more from Tasche Laine.
FinlayForever More than 1 year ago
Closure by Tasche Laine spoke to me - no, sang to me - on so many levels. This is a beautifully written 'life story' (not love story, as Laine explains) that really hit home for me in many ways. My favorite, and most meaningful, relatable line in this book reads: "All these years, I had been looking for my self-worth in a man." I think this rings true for many 40-something woman; the ups and downs we go through in life only to truly discover ourselves well into adulthood. A truly touching story worth your time.
MissEm More than 1 year ago
What starts as a sweet love story with likeable characters develops into an even more epic tale of the incredibly complex and beautiful things called love and life. This is a must read! Tara, the protagonist, is real and relatable. Laine has crafted a well-written story, told in the first-person, so it draws the reader in to feel what the narrator feels. Amazing—I couldn't put it down until I finished it!