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Shelter Me
Shelter Me
Author: Juliette Fay
Four months after her husband's death, Janie LaMarche remains undone by grief and anger. Her mourning is disrupted, however, by the unexpected arrival of a builder with a contract to add a porch onto her house. Stunned, Janie realizes the porch was meant to be a surprise from her husband?now his last gift to her. — As she reluctantly allows const...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780061776731
ISBN-10: 0061776734
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 412
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 118 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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FabN46 avatar reviewed Shelter Me on + 103 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 13
To me, a great book is when you can really connect with the characters in the story. When, as you read, you can literally feel their pain, their joy, and all the other deep emotions they experience.

Shelter Me is such a book. I knew by the second page that I was going to love this story about a young woman with two small children who recently became a widow. And I was right. This book had me laughing, crying, and celebrating every little 'Good thing' right along with the main character. I read this book as slowly as I could, because I didn't want it to end!
cyndil62 avatar reviewed Shelter Me on + 30 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
The book progresses through the ups and downs of this year of recovery after the tragic death of her husband which leaves her alone with two small children. It ends with hope and the greatest quote; "We're all on loan. The only thing that makes sense is to be together." Definately recommend reading this book!
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Helpful Score: 3
This book is a woman's journey through the first year after the sudden loss of her husband. At times it was raw and angry. Others you were cheering for her to get through. I liked it.
lovemycalicokitty avatar reviewed Shelter Me on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Such a wonderful story about love, loss and loving again. Juliette Fay is wonderful in her writing and really makes you feel her story. Recommended to anyone who loves a wonderful outcome to a painful experience.
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Helpful Score: 2
Wonderful! I'm in the midddle & can't put it down although I thought I wouldn't like it.
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kdurham2813 avatar reviewed Shelter Me on + 753 more book reviews
An amazing read! I absolutely enjoyed and believed in each character. I feel as though each character could be walking the streets of our hometowns today.

I have lost some people in my life to the world beyond - and to hear from one woman's perspective her battle with grief was both heartbreaking and eye opening. I loved how her story felt real. I felt her ups and downs and believed that each moment could be happening to a widow at anytime. Without revealing the whole plot line, I appreciated her internal judgement and fear of how others would perceive her taking steps towards moving on from this tragedy.

A deep and thought provoking read that I would absolutely recommend.
mjalley avatar reviewed Shelter Me on + 6 more book reviews
I have to admit.. when I first started reading this book I thought the main person (Janie) was kinda annoying...she had all these people there for her and she was so mean and angry to them.. but as the book goes on she gets better. I love most of the main people in this book. I love how it ends!
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Well written book that brings to life the struggle faced by a widow.


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