Friday, September 9, 2011

Goodreads: Two love stories with healing in between . . . An extraordinary account of the events of September 11, 2001, and their aftermath by Jennifer Gardner.

Kritters Thoughts: An emotional rollercoaster that takes you from the past before the event that not only shook the United States, but also Jennifer Gardner's world to the present day (I will not spoil this heartwrenching story for you one bit). I did everything from laughing to sobbing while reading this book and I may be an emotional wall to wreck because I rarely sob during a movie or while reading a book. This one touched me to the core and made me think about how we as a country and some individuals were forever changed by the actions of others.

As we all know that 9/11 made widows and widowers out of many in New York, DC and beyond. I appreciated reading the story of an individual who lived through both ups and downs while trying to live without the partner that she had made a home and life with. I felt extreme sadness for her two young children, who will be forever changed by a day that lives in infamy, they will mourn with many others each year on what has become a national day of mourning.

A truthful story with a soul and one that continues as each day can be a struggle when you have lost someone close so quickly. A recommended read for those who wish to read a personal story that started on 9/11, but is still being written.

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Pages: 256

July - Sept 2011 Challenge: Ain't that the Truth?

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge via Simon & Schuester's Galley Grab.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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