Losing someone is never easy. The hardest part is learning how to live without them -- mentally rearranging your future now that your dreams have been shattered.
Devastated by the loss of her fiance in the World Trade Towers on 9-11, Jessica Brooks is certain she'll never love again. Hell, she may never even leave her apartment again. But circumstances force her back to her hometown of Atlanta and into the arms of someone who understands her pain.
Torn between mourning her fiance forever and finding peace in the midst of her grief, Jess must find the key to her happiness, the cure for her pain, and learn how to move on without the person she held most dear.
Learning to Live is a New Adult novel about love and loss, and finding comfort in the company of those you'd least expect.
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About the Author
Jerrica Knight-Catania knew from an early age that she was destined for romance. She would spend hours as a young girl sitting in a chair by an open window, listening to the rain, and dreaming of the day Prince Charming would burst in and declare his undying love for her. But it wasn't until she was 28-years-old, tired of her life in the theater, that she turned her focus toward writing Regency Romance novels. All her dreaming paid off, and she now gets to relive those romantic scenes she'd dreamt up as a child as she commits them to paper. She lives in sunny Palm Beach with her real life Prince Charming, their Princess-in-training and their aristocat, Dr. Snuggle.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Dang.... write your own book instead rehashing the whole book here in a review. I would like to read the book for myself. Which is a good read!
Jessica/ Jess lost her fiance - Kyle. they had been engaged one day and she had been on top of the world . On Sept 11th her world bottomed out and Kyle was dead. Her whole life had been torn apart and she couldn’t now seem to get out of bed jet she really didn’t sleep. Jessica really didn’t know how to carry on and live again. She was only a shell of her former self. In a couple of months Jessica moved back home with her parents and there two she had difficulty getting out of bed and her parents were worried about her. They pushed her to start getting out of the house if only for a walk. Then Brandon stops to see how Jess's doing. Brandon had lost his parents so he knew how Jess felt he had to learn to live again he was just a little farther ahead of getting his life back together but his younger sister Caroline was taking the death of her parents worse then Jess toke Kyle’s death. Jessica remembers Brandon had been a nerd in school but now that he had grown up he was a hot confident man and he owned a successful company. Then Jess comes up with an idea to help troubled kids and Brandon is right there with her. Jess is starting to care for Kyle and wondered if she was as in love with Kyle as she thought. A truly touching story. When tears come down my cheeks when reading a book it is a high tribute to the author and her writing and story.I felt I was there feeling Jessica’s as well as Caroline’s pain and despair even Brandon who wasn’t totally healed. So beautifully written and the plot was great. I was glad Jessica decided to come back to life and thought of as way to help troubled children and Brandon was right there also. Also trying to help Caroline.I highly recommend this story but mane sure you have Kleenex on hand. I received an ARC of this story for an honest review.
When Kyle Clarke died in the World Trade Center bombing, he left behind his fiancee of just one day, Jessica Brooks. They had been so in love and his loss left Jessica completely devastated. For weeks, she was simply unable to get out of bed, eat or conduct any normal semblance of her life. Thanks to her good friend who checked on her often, she soon realized that without Kyle’s monetary assistance, she could not afford to stay in her apartment. That was when she decided to move back home to live with her parents. Her caring parents did all they could to encourage Jessica to simply get out of bed and, hopefully, eat something. An old high school friend, Brandon, stopped by to see how she is doing. She doesn’t believe he is the same guy she knew because she remembers him as being a total nerd. But Brandon’s life has not been easy either. His parents were killed in a car accident leaving him to care for his younger sister, Caroline, and to take over his father’s business. Since then, Caroline has been going through a difficult time and is rebelling and going through a Goth period. Jessica’s loving mother has been a good friend to Brandon and Caroline and they depend on her for her loving support. Brandon’s company has been very successful and he is a very good businessman. When Jessica moved from her apartment, she found a book of recipes that Kyle had written. He had been an excellent cook and his food was very creative. Knowing she wants to honor Kyle in some way, a plan is born to help kids who are troubled by getting them involved in a not-for-profit program that centers around them participating in making Kyle’s dishes and taking the food home to their own families. As this idea takes form, Brandon and Jessica spend more time together and Jessica slowly learns to live again. Where will it lead? Will the plan come to fruition? Will Jessica be able to open her heart and find love again? I loved, loved, loved this story. I do not remember the last time a book made me cry but I used up lots of tissues reading this book. It is just one story of the hundreds upon hundreds of accounts out there, most probably untold, of the devastation to the lives of so many. May God bless them all.