I hear your soothing voice.
When my eyes are open,
I see your beautiful face.
When I'm sleeping,
I feel your gentle touches.
The softness and delicateness of your hand on my
It burns, but it's not pain.
I cried. And I recommend this beautiful short story to everyone.
(view spoiler)[Well, this was such a tear jerker. I cried like a baby reading the last chapters, in particular. This is the story about Lucas, a twenty-nine year old college student who is taking poetry as a means to express his feelings. His teacher, Preston, encourages his students to dig into the depths of their souls to find the emotions they are feeling to express in their poetry. It is through Lucas' poetry that Preston sees into Lucas' soul. It is through Preston's bea ...more
As I contemplate how to best express my thoughts and feelings about this novella, I am wiping my tears and praying the ache in my heart eases. My amazingly courageous nephew died in June from cancer, four days after his twentieth birthday.
Very rarely does a book make me cry, but Wonderland has made me a sobbing, slobbery mess! A piece of writing becomes more real to readers when they can relate to the characters and the storyline. When this happens, a special relationship ...more
I had braced myself for what's to come when I started leafing through the pages. Still, it did not soften the heartache that I had to endure when I finally closed the book. 13,000 beautiful words, 7 chapters of poetic perfection. I've cried a river over this and I watched the tears evaporate. Not a trace. But the pain and the loss will forever be etched in my heart. Thank you Jude Ouvrard for the beautiful prose.
Feelz aside, it was way too much to cram into such a short story. In the end, it felt like a summary of what could be an excellent story, in the right hands.
This story made me cry. Sad tears, happy tears and everything in between. 7 years ago I was with my mother in her last days. She told me when it was time for hospice. 5 months ago my 34 years old daughter died but it was unexpected. I got to see her, in a coma the last 36 hours of her life. Then she was declared brain dead. This story is the first time I've been able to let go and cry for her.
Thank you so much for unlocking my feelings so I could accept my daughter's death.
The emotional blooming of this relationship is beautiful and breathtaking. Jude brings forth the knowledge that life should be lived one day at a time cause you never know when it could be over. Do it all while you can, love as much as possible and never regre ...more
After a bad break up, Lucas moves to a new city and decides to take a poetry class as an outlet for his emotions. His teacher, Preston, is about his age and they share a good rapport and camaraderie. As the two men grow closer as friends, Lucas reveals a secret that will drastically change the course of their relationship.
Jude Ouvrard did a great job bringing Lucas and Preston to life through her words. I literally had a lump in my throat throughout most of the story because my heart br ...more
It’s hard for me trying to explain why I liked it so much without giving some spoilers, but I’ll do my best. The events in the book happened in a short period of time, but it was great to see how the author was able to create such intense and realistic emotions.
The main characters were likable, it was easy to connect with their feelings, and they seemed very honest. I’m not a big fan of poetry, but the poems were ...more
This book was hauntingly beautiful and poetic - not just because of the poems that were within its pages. It was heartbreaking, sad, and amazing. It was one of ...more
There are not enough words in the English language to express how wonderful this book is. Not enough words to express how everyone should read this book, whether you are a fan of the m/m genre or not. Because this book wasn't about two m ...more
Preston and Lucas had a student te ...more
Author Jude Ouvrard's Wonderland is a wonderful story, full of poetry in the most simple yet written from the heart. The best kind there is, my kind of poetry. Her second novella takes us into the life of a beautiful soul, Lucas, a young man who's life is changing and running out of time. He finds himself in New York City, living with his brother and starting a new chapter in his life. He starts attending a poetry class and meets the most giving person, Preston. Together, they ...more
Wonderland is a novella, so it’s short, but the amount of emotion packed into this little jewel is almost mind blowing. With just a few words, the reader gets to watch a relationship bloom and flourish, despite being under the eye of the grim reaper. The beauty of this tale, is that the relationship ...more
Jude Ouvrard is an author who writes from the heart, and reads with passion and devotion. Jude enjoys stories of drama, true love, tattoos, and everything in between. While writing is her therapy, reading is her solace. Life doesn't get better than books and chocolate, and maybe a little bit of shopping.
A romance lover, Jude writes abou ...more