Divine Renovations is a personal story of love, loss and faith. During a kitchen renovation, author Janice Beetle unexpectedly met her soul mate, only to lose him eight years later to cancer. Janice writes about the profound devastation that grief causes and how that manifests itself in everyday life. She also offers a story of hope.
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Reviewed by Katelyn Hensel for Readers' Favorite Divine Renovations: A Carpenter, His Soul Mate and Their Story of Love and Loss by Janice Beetle is a heartfelt and deeply personal memoir about a couple who loved each other very much, and were separated on this earthly plain too soon. It is very clear that the author loved her husband very much and that she is still driven somewhat by the pain of his loss. The book has the definite vibe of catharsis, and would be potentially a very good fit for someone who has also experienced loss of a loved one through fatal illness or untimely death of any sort. Janice captures the essence of her relationship with Ed beautifully, from the first "meet-cute" when they met to the last few breaths that were ravaged by lungs full of cancerous cells. It's almost too much knowledge about a couple, too personal to witness, but all the more beautiful and sad because we are invited to share Janice and Ed's journey. Divine Renovations is a deep look into a true-life love story. It's bittersweet and sad, yet oddly hopeful at the same time. My favorite quote from the book is simple...yet meaningful, and comes from the very prologue to the book. "Grief - of all kinds - takes us to some awful places. It is profoundly altering, and I want others to know...that they are not the first ones here." Janice Beetle paints the picture of her life for us, and reminds us that we are not alone. No matter what we are feeling, others have gone through it, too, and have survived.