This was a wonderfully written book. I absolutely could not put it down. I loved the characters, and cried continually because of the pain they suffered. The ending is satisfying and realistic. Read this book if you are a parent. Read this book if you have a heart! Kudos to the author!!
Judy Larsen touched my soul with this book and that is not something I say lightly. Reading this book was like being with a friend through a horrific ordeal and holding her hand all the way. A mother loses a son - what then? I've read other books with this theme - this one made me live it. I read a lot and this book touched me in ways no book has in years. As a mother, as a friend, as another human - I felt for the characters in this book. Highly recommended!
Wow! Amazingly powerful book. I loved every minute of it. The characters were wonderfully developed and realistic. I could see pieces of myself in the main character and picture my close friends as those depicted in the book. The story moved at a great pace and the flashbacks were nicely placed and not confusing to the story. I openly cried reading of the pain and suffering of the family reduced to mother and one son. Larsen did a great job with this novel. I was hoping that Ellen would end up with the prosecutor, but I'm glad that story line was not explored because it would have taken away from the grief. I have never read a book that accurately portrayed the loss of a son from a mother like this one. A fabulous read! You will love it!
THis is a poignant story of the unimaginable loss of Ellen's youngest son James through a Jet Ski accident. It takes you through her toughest time with her oldest son Daniel and their eventual learning to cope, helping each other along the way. It's well written, sad of course but worth reading.
Full of real-life emotion and elements that move you ... tragedy, forgiveness, redemption, all that good stuff.