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You breathe in, you breathe out, and everything you know is gone.

Sara Walker knows firsthand what it feels like to have your reality ripped away, scrambled, and shoved back at you in an undone puzzle where pieces are missing and nothing fits. She's lost so much and is struggling to live and to find the strength to forgive herself for being human. With the help of Lincoln,
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Paperback, 1st Edition, 492 pages
Published June 6th 2013 by CreateSpace Independent (first published May 31st 2013)
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Meli Mel *Ty and Zane's Creeper*

5 Heartachingly Beautiful Stars



~Arc provided by Author in exchange for an honest review~



Take Care, Sara is a story about heartache and loss. It is about overcoming those thoughts and emotions that made you feel so lost, alone, and worthless. By letting go, and finding a reason to stay strong. So you can move on and learn how to live and love again.



It has been a year since Sara's world was turned upside down. You probably wouldn't know it, though, by the way Sara still mourns the loss of her hu
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Anna
Jul 06, 2013 Anna rated it really liked it
Recommended to Anna by: Renee
4 Holy trickle-of-steady-tears-and-devour-a-gallon-of-ice-cream stars !!!



~That saying was a lie. Time made the wounds deepen; it made them grow. It was her enemy and it was winning the battle against her soul. Time was ruining her, dissolving her, destroying her. It was all about time. And it was killing her~

SARA


Sara cried for her parents, Sara cried for him. She cried for herslf. It was too much. There was too much hurt in her life. Sara longed for it all to stop.

It's been a year since lif
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Aestas Book Blog
Jul 06, 2013 Aestas Book Blog rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


FULL SPOILER-FREE REVIEW NOW POSTED

How do you continue living when the person you love most in the world is forever torn out of your life?

“It happened on a warm summer night when my heart was ripped apart and flung in a million unrecoverable directions.”

Ever since suffering the devastating loss of her husband, Sara has been surrounded by crushing, suffocating, constant pain. They were so deeply in love, their lives so entwined that a life without him just doesn’t seem worth living. Everyth
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5 Gut wrenching stars from me

Before I started this I read a review stating that it's best to read this with a box of tissues, and I thought pfffttt yeah right..lol

About 10% into the book the tears were just pouring down my face

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This book made me sit back and think what the Fuck would I do if my partner died suddenly, how would I cope, handle day to day living without him by my side, this book brings all those emotions to the core..

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Times I just wanted to get off this emotional roller coaster bu
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Migdalia Gerena
Jun 02, 2013 Migdalia Gerena rated it it was amazing
Have you ever encountered a book so amazing that it stays with you in your head for days. A book that consumes you to the point that it's difficult to put down. A book that although fiction it propels you to re-evaluate and appreciate what you have. Well, Take Care, Sara is that book and then some. It is perhaps the most poignant, heart-wrenching and well-written book I have ever read. Lindy Zart will definitely have her readers plunge into the depths of grief and guilt and through the long pain ...more
Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~
Jul 24, 2013 Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~ rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

The book opens with Sara. It’s been one year since a tragic accident took her husband from her. One year she has spent grieving, but not healing. One year she has spent losing her herself, a little more every day.

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“She felt like half a person, bereft, lost. Nothing was as bright as it used to be, nothing smelled as good. Everything was dimmed. Even Sara.”


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Through Sara’s memories, we get introduced to Cole her husband. They had four years together. Four years of happy memories. Four
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Lelyana
***POSSIBLE CONTAINS SPOILER !***

5 SPARKLING TEAR JERKING STARS!!!


It didn’t matter who you were or what you’d accomplished in life;
none of that mattered when tragedy struck.
You had no pull; no power.
You had no choice.
There was nothing to gamble with;
nothing to do to put the odds in your favor.
You were there and then you were gone, leaving those around you to realize how insignificant they all really were;
leaving them to try to pick up the destroyed pieces.


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God! This one was intense
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This book depressed me. Shame on me for not checking reviews before I read it because I should know better by now, and I went into it unprepared. I knew it wasn't a light read but that it would make me cry throughout... I didn't expect that.
“There’s a reason for everything.”

Sara lost so much! So, so much. It broke my heart, I could feel every emotion she was going through, and felt all the despair she
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Johanna
Sep 08, 2013 Johanna rated it liked it
***3.5 Life Is Cruel, but Love Is Forever Stars***
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You breathe in, you breathe out, and everything you know is gone.

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Take Care, Sara, is a beautiful heart whelming story of love, loss, and second chances.

Sara is young, beautiful, with a promising career. But that all comes to a halt when her dashingly charismatic, handsome husband dies suddenly. Sara is left with a broken heart, a broken life, and debilitating depression.

This is Sara's journey of mourning her one TRUE LOVE
Love was forever,
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Kirsty
Jun 16, 2013 Kirsty rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
This was one of the most depressing books I have ever read.

A book like this is nearly impossible to write without giving away spoilers.. so much is happening and there are twists and turns throughout. All of this made for a very interesting and gripping read!
"No matter how many times Sara loved, she lost."

I hate to say it but Sara was like a walking disaster to me.. I know, it sounds awful but she'd just been dealt such a crap hand in life and she had lost so many people. As I said, the book
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Melissa Yoder
May 06, 2013 Melissa Yoder rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing! Heart wrenching, roller coaster ride of emotion, must read with a box of tissues amazing!
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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1.5 Stars

A year ago Sara’s life was turned upside down when a car accident stole her husband. Since the accident, she has not been able to move on … or really move at all. Spending her days locked in her house and contemplating if she should end her own life. Her husband’s brother, Lincoln, is the only person who finally gets fed up enough to drag Sara out of her depression. His life was also changed, but he will fight with everything
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BeeH
Jun 11, 2013 BeeH rated it it was amazing
Shelves: stand-alone
I love this book even though it made me cry too much.I don't think you should read it if you are sad and emotional.This will make it worse.I am not saying this to stop you from reading it.Just making you aware that this book is really sad,emotional and heart wrenching . Take Care, Sara is an emotionally raw book about a young woman who is trying to pull herself together after she goes through something tragic. It's about learning to let go, to forgive herself, and let others help her.We do get a ...more
Nikki
Jul 30, 2014 Nikki rated it liked it
Shelves: xanax-please
This book was depression on a stick and ultimately not for me. Sara is mucho depressed because her husband and love of her life is no longer with her. She can't get out of the funk until her hubby's brother, Logan, begins to crack her shell. I could not get over all of the self-loathing. It was just too much for me unfortunately. The writing was good but I couldn't connect with the characters and started skimming looking for the happier times, only to be met with more depressing shiz, and then f ...more
Ana
May 06, 2013 Ana rated it it was amazing
I read Take Care,Sara Not knowing how emotianal it was going to make me. Lindy Zart was able to put Sadness,heartbreak and grief into words that I felt deep in my heart. It was by far the saddest book I have ever read. I felt Sara's Grief throughout the story ,but I also started to feel the healing process. I loved this book so much..Not a day goes by that I don't think of this story, It will stay with me forever.
Dovey
May 20, 2013 Dovey rated it it was amazing
I am not very good at reviews, generally leaving the bare minimum to say that I enjoyed a work. I can't do that this time. This deserves more than my usual bumbling about. I will say that I got an advanced copy of this, but that fact has no bearing on my review. If I only kind of liked it, the stars would reflect that, and if I hated it, well then I wouldn't leave a review at all! I got so connected to Sara that my heart broke with hers, I cried when she cried, and I smiled with her, as well. Th ...more
Juli Valenti
Jun 01, 2013 Juli Valenti rated it it was amazing
I'm sitting here at a loss for words. I truly don't even know how to explain how I feel about Take Care, Sara.
Honestly, I bought this book to support Lindy, not knowing a whole lot about it.

Everyone told me I would need tissues...I was doubtful.

So...at midnight I plopped myself down with my kindle and a juice box and started to read. It was very sad, and drew me right in. While it was sad, I wasn't very affected by it...It was as though I was numb reading. I pretty much lost it half way through
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Maggie Thom
Jun 03, 2013 Maggie Thom rated it it was amazing
This story, Take Care Sara, pulls you into a woman's grief and guilt. Sara has gone through a lot in her life but nothing hits her as hard as the loss of the love of her life. The weight of the guilt of his death, sits heavily on her shoulders, so much so that she refuses to get back into life. A few friends, though refuse to let her shut herself off, anymore. Lincoln, her brother-in-law, who is going through his own hell, has had enough of her just wanting to exist. He pushes and pulls and shov ...more
Kendra
May 13, 2013 Kendra rated it it was amazing
This is an amazingly deep and heart wrenching story of love, loss, desperate grief, healing and finding love and happiness again. The grief and pain and guilt that Lindy is able to bring out, and actually make you feel right along with Sara, is absolutely heartbreaking! You'll need tissues for this one, but the friendship and growing love she finds with Lincoln is truly sweet and refreshing, and in the end you see that the pain was so worth it.
I also want to say, this book literally takes you t
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Heather
Aug 31, 2013 Heather rated it it was amazing

Oh my lord this book was so freaking sad! It was so dark and gut wrenching. I need a few happy books now, no more sadness. I would not recommend this for those of you who don't like sad books. It was somewhat akin to watching Steel Magnolias, in reverse. All of the sadness hits you right from the get go. Then slowly eases into a dull ache and ending with a life worth living.



Sara Walker is existing. She is a shell of her former self. There are good days and bad days. On the good days, she gets up
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Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Jun 24, 2013 Jenny - TotallybookedBlog rated it really liked it
You breathe in, you breathe out, and everything you know is gone.

Sara Walker is living a nightmare. Sara is lost and consumed by an overwhelming and neverending grief following the loss of her husband a year ago. Sara reaches a point where she really doesn’t want to live in a world devoid of Cole, the love of her life. Theirs was a love so deep with a long and happy a life ahead of them.

“Time had no meaning for Sara, other than to mock her with its endless sorrow.”

Sara’s world had been ripped
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Zoe and the Edge
I feel like I've read a lot of stories about grief. But none like this one. Sara's pain is written so fluently that I actually physically hurt for her.
Lincoln loves Sara in a way that is hard to comprehend. He loves her for who she was and who she will be. He's so damn brave.
As the book goes on, I really came to adore Lincoln. He's just so selfless and holds himself together so well. The way he keeps his emotions in check feels so exhausting.

Lincoln – "He [Cole] was the well-behaved one, the
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Scott-robert Shenkman
Jun 08, 2013 Scott-robert Shenkman rated it it was amazing
Brutal and Beautiful

I’m going to say this straight out: this book is amazing. But if you’ve recently suffered a loss and are grieving, wait to read this until after you see the light at the end of the tunnel. Seriously.

Grief and guilt. It’s a deadly combination. And it leads to depression. There is no light in the darkness. People will try to pull you out of that hell, but you won’t be able to climb out until you find the strength inside of yourself to live again. How many of us have lost someon
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Felicia Tatum
May 21, 2013 Felicia Tatum rated it it was amazing
I received this book in exchange for a review. I give it 5 of 5 stars.



This book really hit home for me. Sara is grieving…torn…broken. Her husband is gone and she doesn’t understand why. When I was 18, my very first boyfriend, my first love, died in a car accident. To say I felt some of the things Sara did is an understatement. She was married to Cole and had loved him longer, so her grief was more intense. If only I had a Lincoln to save me.



Lincoln, Cole’s brother, is simply amazing. He hid hi
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ChuCha
Wow. Wow. Wow.
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So just WOW. :)

(Breathing in - breathing out - going to start typing my review now)...


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I never thought I would come across another book that I would love and would make me feel so, so much intense emotion as The Fault in Our Stars & The Last Hour. Oh boy, I was so wrong!!! Because this book - this emotion-filled-heartbreaking-inspiring-super-amazing book - just had me at first chapter. To say it was beautifully written is an understatem
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Reading is my Time Out
Jun 01, 2013 Reading is my Time Out rated it it was amazing
Wow.... I am still reeling from the effects major heart-break and an emotional roller coaster of love, udder sadness, and reasons to live! Lindy Zart.... you are absolutely AMAZEBALLS!!!!

Take Care, Sara is about a young woman who has lost everything she has ever loved. She lost both ofher parents, lost a baby she was carrying, and lost her husband who was her reason to breathe. She has contemplated multiple times how to end her own life to put an end to her misery. She has given up on life, on h
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Felecia Hickman- amaya
Jun 06, 2013 Felecia Hickman- amaya rated it it was amazing
When you are faced with an unbearable task how does one survive. Sara has faced tragedy all her life. How does one go forward and attempt to exist again? This emotions this book brought out in me pushes me to a whole nother level. As a wife I couldn't imagine being in her shoes . How do you do it even though you have no choice? How do you face your self? How do you continue to live? There really aren't any answers to these questions except at first you simply just exist you breathe in and breath ...more
♥Sharon♥
Aug 24, 2013 ♥Sharon♥ rated it really liked it
Take Care Sara is about a women who is struggling to make it through each day following a life altering accident that involves her husband Cole.

The book starts off by Sara on the verge of ending her life. Thankfully she is stopped but she is left dealing with unbearable emotional pain. She doesn’t want to go on but others around her help her cope.

Take Care Sara is a book about pain and unexpected comfort. It is about falling into darkness and somehow finding light. It is about a shattered heart
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Funzee Shu
Jun 30, 2013 Funzee Shu rated it it was amazing
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Memories were like ghosts that never went away; always there to haunt…

Memories had a funny way of inducing scents and sometimes even sounds. The past never seemed to fully leave a room; just as memories kept one’s history alive as well.

Memories were like two different sides of a coin. You can not get rid of the bad memories, and only keep the good ones.
Because ... even the sweetest memories, (still) could kill you from inside…


And…
This is what the story about…
The memories…
Not the
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Katie(babs)
Aug 22, 2013 Katie(babs) rated it really liked it
Take Care, Sara by Lindy Zart was free on Kindle recently, and is a gem of a book. This book will tear at your heart, but in a good way. Don’t be surprised as you read, you find a lump in your throat and tear up at certain points. Take Care, Sara begins with Sara about to jump off a cliff because she can’t continue on with her life. After a year, she can’t get over her husband, Cole’s vegetated state. He’s in a coma because of a car accident. In a few weeks she must decide to put him to his fina ...more
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Lindy Zart is a USA TODAY bestselling author that has been writing since she was a child. Luckily for readers, her writing has improved since then. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, two sons, and one cat. Lindy loves hearing from people who enjoy her work. She also has a completely natural obsession with wine, coffee, peanut butter, bloody marys, and pizza.
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“Sometimes when you think you have nothing, you realize you have yourself, and that’s something.” 44 likes
“That’s the thing about ‘what ifs’; they don’t matter. They don’t change anything. All they do is make it unable for you to heal.” 36 likes
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