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When Jill met Jay Greenfield she knew she had found her forever love. She was a kindergarten teacher, he was a high-powered attorney and their lives were perfect. But when a tragic accident takes Jay’s life, this young bride is left to pick up the pieces.

Jill finds herself a young widow facing multiple decisions she thought she had a lifetime to decide. With support from h
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Paperback, 312 pages
Published January 1st 2014 by Advantage Media Group
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T.S. Krupa
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-books
Have you ever read something or seen something done by another person and thought, I could do that? I’m sure we all have had those thoughts throughout the course of our lives. Mine came early in 2013, I had just finished reading a book and when I was done I felt disappointed. The characters were okay, I wasn’t really feeling the storyline and it was just average. I thought I could have done this better and then I continued on to the next day and that thought was lost. Not soon after that my husb ...more
Tyler Steelman
Jan 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have never felt the tremendous pain that the loss of a significant other brings on one's life, but T.S. Krupa's newest novel, Safe and Sound, transported me right into the life of Jill Greenfield - an elementary school teacher who lost her husband in a tragic accident. I felt the loss, joy, resentment, and excitement of every character in a story that will appeal to any reader.

From page one, I was drawn into the novel. This book is about much more than the loss of a loved one. It is a story o
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Sarah Bryce
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved this story! I couldn't stop reading but didn't want it to end at the same time. I still want to know what happens next for all the characters!
Heather
Dec 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A great read! The story grabs you right from the beginning, I couldn't put it down! You really feel the emotions of the main character and are easily drawn into the story.
Jessica Bernard
Jan 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
T.S. Krupa captures you within the first three pages. You'll find yourself not wanting to put the novel down as you meet Jill in the midst of a sudden tragedy and follow her, sympathetically, as she sorts through her young husband Jay's affairs. Throughout the next year Jill relies on those closest to her - her best friends - as she is no stranger to the loss of a loved one to dire circumstance. On her journey she discovers her husband was not the man she thought he was for secrets will be revea ...more
Jen Cheatham
Feb 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Tracy Reads
Jan 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
arc received in exchange for an honest review

to be honest I'm a bit on the fence with this story , I felt it was somewhat interesting and whilst it was a good read it had a lot of emotion, I loved the strength that came in Lanie and Stella for Jill, I think it lingered in grief more than recovery for a little too long maybe that's just me its a weird one I guess because if I lost my other half grief would be never ending I just don't know if I like it in books , all in all a good read though so
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Amanda
Feb 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! A tremendous read that morphs you right into the life of Jill Greenfield, who is the most down to Earth character. You just can't help but feel for her and share all of her emotions as you experiences her story together. Such a great read that I couldn't put down. I recommend it to everyone of all ages!
Sally Harvey
Feb 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A Must Read!! I couldn't put the book down. The story was compelling from start to finish. I would love to see a follow-up to see what happens to the characters. I felt all the emotions from the start of the book.
Marlena
Feb 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful book about true and real love. The detail in every moment of the book kept me wanting more and more.
Beautiful, amazing , wonderful !!!!!
Dana Zuk
Feb 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Simply amazing I am speechless so touching story.
Great writing . I would definitaly recommend this book to other readers.
Pat Probasco
Jan 19, 2014 marked it as to-read
I loved the book, it's a page turner, keep me awake until after midnight.
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The beginning of married life is filled with joy, dreams and plans for the future, the last thing one thinks of is that anything could bring that future to a screeching halt. When Jay left for his early morning run, neither he or Jill had any idea that fate and a drunk driver would end their happy ever after. Emotionally devastated, her heart shredded, Jill Greenfield sinks into a deep despair, unable to cope with the day to da
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Jaime Radalyac
Apr 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Safe & Sound by T.S. Krupa is a magnificent read! I was immediately drawn into the story from the very beginning and found that I could not put down because I wanted to know how the story ended.

The story begins on a ill-fated morning when Jill Greenfield decides to sleep in and not accompany her husband on a run. She awakes later realizing that he has not returned home, but did not think too much of it until a knock at the door changed her life forever. It seemed her husband, Jay, was hit by a
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Kim Walker
Mar 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Safe & Sound by T.S. Krupa is a magnificent read! I was immediately drawn into the story from the very beginning and found that I could not put down because I wanted to know how the story ended.

The story begins on a ill-fated morning when Jill Greenfield decides to sleep in and not accompany her husband on a run. She awakes later realizing that he has not returned home, but did not think too much of it until a knock at the door changed her life forever. It seemed her husband, Jay, was hit by a
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Cathy Ryan
Mar 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

An emotional, but by no means mushy or maudlin, story which pulled me in straight away. Following Jill’s journey as she works through the trauma of losing her husband so early in their marriage is heartbreaking. Although Jill has her two best friends, Lanie and Stella, to help and support her she understandably struggles to get back to some sort of normality.

After coping with scattering Jay’s ashes and going through the house packing up his things I could only feel empathy for what Jill
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Jillian
Apr 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Holy emotional roller coaster! I was crying within the first 15% of Safe and Sound, and not just sniffles either...full on ugly crying. This book hit every emotion you can think of. The whole premise of such a young woman losing her husband so suddenly is very sad, but T.S. Krupa did an excellent job of showing true raw emotion.

Safe and Sound followed Jill through the entire first year after her husband Jay passed away, and I really felt completely connected with her. There was no sugar coating
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Talor Pickering
Apr 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have never felt the all consuming pain that the loss of a loved brings but T.S. Krupa's debut novel, Safe and Sound brought me to tears, tears so big that I had to put my kindle down, get a tissue and put the kettle on! Once I had my tissue and a nice hot cup of coffee, I picked up where I left off & didn't put it down again!The characters are brilliant! Jill the leading lady was a formidable woman, after suffering the loss of her husband of only two years she broke, but throughout the novel s ...more
Joyce
Mar 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a good first effort for a new author. I enjoyed the story and the pacing was good, but there were a few issues which hold it back from being 5-star.
First, there were a remarkable number of typos in the book, as if the editor gave it merely a cursory glance. Things like missing words, transposed words, misused words (i.e. their/there), etc. Stuff that could easily occur when an author is hammering out a story trying to get their fingers to keep up with their thoughts, but surprised that
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Paula
Feb 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
I received this book from the Goodreads First reads giveaway program. Thank you author/publisher for the opportunity to read and review your first novel!

Safe & Sound by T.S. Krupa is a beautiful debut novel. The story is about Jill Greenfield coping with the sudden loss of her husband Jay. The loss of her husband happens very early in the book. I wish we had gotten to know Jay initially a little better. Her friends Lanie and Stella rush to be by her side and help Jill get through this time in he
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Caitlin
Jan 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Paging Nicholas Sparks! You've got some competition and her name is T.S. Krupa! I definitely stayed up until 3 am reading this because I could not put it down.

I was a little nervous heading into this book that it would be your typical, mushy romance novel but it definitely was not. I LOVED that this was a story of hope (we could all use a little reminder). The book's focus was about a woman's journey of recovery from a very sudden and major loss. The story was compelling from start to finish and
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Renee Meyer
Feb 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Don't normally take the time to leave reviews, but this one earned it. I seriously couldn't put Safe & Sound down. Took me less than 48 hours to read it. A girlfriend of mine suggested I check this book out since I'm such a big Nicholas Sparks fan. She was spot on! Although, I'd say this author was slightly less sappy. Went on a serious emotional roller coaster with Jill and was consistently surprised. Just when I thought I had it figured out, the story would take a different turn. Loved. it. Ho ...more
Krystyna
Jan 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great Book! I couldn't put the book down, there were so many twists and turns, I never knew what was going to happen next. I felt the author was very brave in exploring the various and often complex human relationships we all experience. Excellent job, I highly recommend to other readers!



T.S. Krupa
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Jasmine Tru
Mar 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes heartbreaking, but ultimately an incredibly beautiful story about loss, life, and moving on.

Check out the full review at The Page Girls website.

http://www.thepagegirls.com/2014/04/f...
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Melanie
Feb 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Such an amazing book. I was instantly connected with Jill and could not put the book down. A page turner for sure as you travel with Jill through her journey.
Kate E. Stephenson
Jun 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: chicklit
Safe and Sound is a haunting book that will stay with you long after you read it. Jill’s story in many ways is every woman’s nightmare—to find exactly the right man who makes you happy in every way and then lose him in the blink of an eye. Devastation. That is the only word to describe the first fifty pages of Jill’s story. And you feel every second. Are any of us truly safe or sound? Jill discovers that the security she thought she'd found was all an illusion and fleeting at that. Or was it?

As
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Brenda
Jul 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
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Robin
Apr 18, 2014 rated it liked it
This is an amazing first book - especially considering the author wrote it so quickly. For me, though, I wish there had been less about the time immediately after the husband's death (probably because my own husband died last year) and more build-up of the new relationship. That said, I loved that it takes place in NC - and particularly on Oak Island - just a stone's throw away from me.

I can't wait to read her next book! PS - I'm generally a tough rater.
Donna
Apr 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great read! The characters really came to life in this story. Well written-it was over before I wanted it to be!! Can't wait for another "good read" by TSKrupa!!
Kathy Davie
Aug 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
A romance from the heart that begins with Jay and Jill Greenfield, that starts in Greensboro and ends in Oak Island, North Carolina.

A special thanks to T.S. Krupa and Advantage Media Group for sending this story to me to read.

My Take
I blubbered my way through most of this story. It starts out so sad, then progresses to angry — although I don't understand how she doesn't get how very much Jay loved her — before it slides through scary until Jill slowly finds herself and her love. It's just beauti
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T.S. Krupa was born in New Haven, CT. She was raised in a blended Polish-American household. She has one younger sister who currently lives abroad with her husband and daughter. T.S. Krupa earned her Bachelor's degree at Franklin Pierce University, Master's at Texas Tech University and will earn her Doctorate of Education from North Carolina State University in 2014. She played field hockey at Fra ...more

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