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Four years ago, Frankie Rios walked away from her best friend and big sister, Iris. To Frankie, Iris died the day that she last rejected Frankie's attempts at getting Iris alcohol and drug treatment. Rather than accept grief for her beloved sister's loss, Frankie turned to her music. A renowned cellist, Frankie has managed to ignore the pain and suffering of losing the per ...more
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Published June 27th 2014 by CMW Press
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sue
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: blog-tours
I have just finished reading this awesome story.

I just had to email the author to let her know just how much I enjoyed this book. I help out on a lot of blog tours as I love helping authors to advertise their books, and my little bit might just help, who knows, but I try :) so often get books offered for reading and reviewing but I select mostly not to read as I have a pretty hefty pile. I am so glad I offered to read this and review it. I am a bit fussy yes in what I accept to read
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Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Jul 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
Oh wow. This is a stunningly beautiful and emotional story. The author literally pulled my heart to pieces while I was reading this.

Frankie and Topher are the two main characters. They are both totally broken lost souls. They have both suffered so much pain. Told by both points of view I felt as if I was there and going through their pain with them. Can these two help each other to heal??

Great praise to the author for writing such a brilliant story about love and loss. I
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Mandy
Jul 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
On the surface, Weeping Angels is a not book that I would have chosen for myself. I’m not a big fan of sad books. I’m mean. I don’t do feelings if I can help it. But Cristy won me over. First, in person, with her personality and the friends she keeps. Then, I read Taking Back Sunday and fell in like. (And I am stalking her diligently for the next Incarnate series book.) It was realizing she is my sister from another mister through conversations in movie quotes and a mutual fondness for Skeletor ...more
Ashley Martinez (ilovebooksandstuffblog)
I received this book from the author in exchange for a review.
Weeping Angels is a standalone contemporary romance novel.
Frankie's sister just died from liver failure. When she flies home for the funeral it's something she's dreading not because her sister's dead but because she has to face the family and friends that killed her. Four years ago she walked out on her sister when she wouldn't do an intervention for her alcohol problem. To Frankie that's the day her sister died. All she
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Everything Marie
Jul 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Weeping Angels is exactly what the title means...it's a story of deep sadness to the point of ultimate despair. I enjoyed this book so much! This is the second book that I've read of Cristy's and while I didn't like this as much as her previous work, this was a very different story than what I normally read.
The story revolves around Frankie and Topher. Frankie's sister, Iris, dies from an overdose and she's in complete guilt over leaving her behind. Frankie becomes lost, depressed, and even exp
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Jennifer
Jul 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Are you looking for a story to send your emotions all over the place? A story where you want to jump right in and hug these characters and cry with them? Have you ever loved someone so much, you had to let them go? Frankie and Topher are two lost people searching for hope, acceptance and validation...
I had the honor if being a beta reader for this book and I have to give Cristy a
standing ovation for making me want to read this book over and over. I'm not one to read a book more than
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Patricia
Jul 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Frankie is lost. Her sister died 4 years ago. But now she has died for real and Frankie needs to go to her funeral. But how will she handle being with her family who she blames for her death. They just blew it off and never ever acknowledged that Iris had a problem. Frankie tried, really tried, but with no help from Iris she gives up.
Going to the funeral is the last thing that Topher can handle or even wants to do. He does not remember what it was like with Iris, even though they were a "t
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Lustful Literature
Aug 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
** BETH'S 4 STAR REVIEW **

Weeping Angels is a story of friendship, of love between two sisters, of heartache and of a love that brings two people who were once barely friends to be that one thing that helps heals the brokenness of the other. When Frankie and Topher come together, they come together out their grief for the loss of someone they loved, Iris, but what they find is a love, love for one another and being loved back. It’s a love that over times heals them and breaks them free from
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Char
Jul 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: tour-books
Summary of the book:

“Four years ago, Frankie Rios walked away from her best friend and big sister, Iris. To Frankie, Iris died the day that she last rejected Frankie’s attempts at getting Iris alcohol and drug treatment. Rather than accept grief for her beloved sister’s loss, Frankie turned to her music. A renowned cellist, Frankie has managed to ignore the pain and suffering of losing the person she loved most in this world. With Iris out of her mind and out of her life, Frankie was
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BethyMac
May 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Weeping Angels is a story of friendship, of love between two sisters, of heartache and of a love that brings two people who were once barely friends to be that one thing that helps heals the brokenness of the other. When Frankie and Topher come together, they come together out their grief for the loss of someone they loved, Iris, but what they find is a love, love for one another and being loved back. It’s a love that over times heals them and breaks them free from their guilt and anguish they h ...more
Lesley
Mar 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Broken: not functioning properly; out of working order.

In Weeping Angels we meet two people who deal differently with their broken pieces.

They compartmentalize the feelings and move forward while never healing. Out of sight…out of mind. This would be Frankie.

“I can’t deal with that. I stopped dealing with it four years ago……….the day I told Iris that she was dead to me, the day she died to me.”

Or like some, they live every day with the constant memory, or the lack of, t
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Lauren
Jul 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Weeping Angels tells the tale of two spiritually broken people. Frances has watched her older sister Iris self destruct her entire life. Frankie tries to help break the cycle of alcoholism and drug abuse that Iris has become accustomed to her entire life. When she fails, all she can do is walk away and let fate decide what happens to her wayward sister. While away, Frankie pours her heart and soul into her music to cope with the sadness in pain. But, when Iris actually passes away, Frankie can't ...more
Sara
Jul 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Compelling. That's the first word that came to mind as I started to read this book. I found myself drawn into the story from the first chapter, and the opening paragraphs. That's how quickly this novel sucked me in. It's not just that aspect that grabbed my attention, but the characters as well, and I found that I wanted to read more about both Frankie and Topher/Chris.

Both of them have situations and difficulties that they're dealing with in their lives. Frankie's sister Iris has just died fro
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Dawn Smith
Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I will warn you that you will need tissues when reading this book. But beyond that this was an amazing read about grief, despair, guilt and the power of love. Frankie is left alone when her sister Iris dies of an overdose. Growing up, Iris had a best friend named Topher, who has just returned from a war that has fundamentally changed him. Both Frankie and Topher are haunted by the tragedies that they have witnessed. They are shells of the people they used to be. Both are suffering from guilt, an ...more
Jennifer
Aug 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: love-it
What happens when two damaged souls run into a brick wall and are drawn back to their past because of unexpected circumstances?

This story captured my interest from the first page. I was totally drawn to the two main characters because I could really feel their pain.

Frankie loves her music and has made a career out of it, but also uses it as a weapon to protect herself from her past and the family she tries to forget.

Topher aka Chris went to war as a boy but ca
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The Book Fairy Reviews
Jul 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was a deep and truly sad type of uplifting love story. I fell in love with Topher from the moment he is introduced to the story. I understood Frankie's grief but it took me some time to love her, maybe because I recognized my self in her from also having lost some one I felt I turned my back on. Together they male my heart swoon. Together they make sense in the fact that they recognized what each of them truly needed in the life that had been given. They simply needed to be loved for a ...more
Laura
Jul 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is raw, emotional, and hard to handle sometimes. It deals with death, anger, and denial. Topher and Frankie come together to deal with the death if Iris. Topher also has PTSD that has ripped his life apart. Each baby step toward healing is a step toward each other.
This is a gripping story that everyone can learn from.We all have our Iris that we mourn. Christy Rey has put the words on paper so we can heal. Be sure to read this book. You won't be sorry.
*** I received this bo
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United Indie Book Blog
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is raw, emotional, and hard to handle sometimes. It deals with death, anger, and denial. Topher and Frankie come together to deal with the death if Iris. Topher also has PTSD that has ripped his life apart. Each baby step toward healing is a step toward each other.
This is a gripping story that everyone can learn from. We all have our Iris that we mourn. Christy Rey has put the words on paper so we can heal. Be sure to read this book. You won't be sorry.
*** I received this b
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Cristy Emmnm
I wrote this so I'm not going to rate it *but* I do want to encourage you to rate and leave your reviews. This is a simple book about love, loss, sisterhood, and identity. It's a tale as old as time, with a new twist. Unconventional as all my other love stories, I wanted this one to speak to you, as a reader and as a human being. I want your heart strings plucked. And I hope I succeed in doing that.
Peggy
Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*ARC FOR HONEST REVIEW**

Amazing story of loss, love and forgiveness! This story line is well written from an amazing author. Cristy Rey has so much talent and her books show it! I don't believe in spoilers, so I will not tell you about this book and ruin it for you! But I will tell you, you don't want to miss out on this read! If you haven't yet, go get your copy! AMAZING story!
Cristie Alleman
Aug 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
this book is a Roller coaster of emotional Hi's and lows.. Frankie has just lost her sister Iris due to liver failure from being an alcoholic.. And Tropher has been to war and come back with a brain injury.. They are both suffering through their pain, but together maybe they can make it past the pain...

It is a story of Love, loss, and the journey through it..
Helen Simpson
Aug 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
FANTASTIC STORYLINE BOTH BROKEN WITH HURT IN THERE LIVES HELP HEAL EACH OTHER. HAVE TO SAY WAS NOT EXPECTING TO LIKE IT AS MUCH AS I DID YOU ARE PULLED IN FROM THE FIRST PAGE RIGHT THROUGH TO THE END. GREAT JOB
Jenn
Jul 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Weeping Angels is a story about sisters and families, but it is also about finding yourself and letting go of the past and creating a future. Frankie returns home for the funeral of her sister Iris who died in her early thirties from liver failure. Frankie had tried to get Iris help years before but Iris has refused and Frankie cut off all contact with Iris so when she does pass away Frankie does not expect to be upset by it, her sister has been gone for years, but when the emotions finally hit ...more
Heidi
Jul 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
I need to really sit down and process this one. it was so up and down emotionally. Full review to come
Jessica
If i had to describe this in one word it would be powerful. Despite the fact that i didn't especially enjoy this read it touched me deeply and emotionally and i even shed tears. That's why this book is getting a higher rating than i'd normally give-making me emotional over a book i love is easy, making me cry for characters i don't particularly like is pretty talented. So this sort of runs along the lines of the two broken people fitting their jagged edges together to form a complete picture. Un ...more
Laura
Apr 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Told in three parts, on the surface this is a story about a funeral, a life senselessly lost far too soon. It is about family dysfunction and denial and how we each see life in ways we can bear to view it. Humans tend to deny what they feel they have no control over.

The story is told through the viewpoints of two people who used to be acquaintances but were pretty much strangers. Eventually they turn to each other when they realize that no one has more in common at this time of grief
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Kimberly C. Winslow
Depressing...

The characters are relatable especially to people who have lost siblings, have wounded warriors in their family, family members lost to or battling addictions! TBI - is a very difficult subject and this just grazed the surface. I felt the main characters instant relationship was discomforting as it seemed very co dependent! Healing is difficult and having someone support you through it is invaluable. Hinging your healing and choices on another person who is also struggling makes it more
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Beth Rodriguez
Mar 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful story!

What a heartbreakingly, beautiful story. This author really hit the nail on the head with the angst, the love, and all the drama! I can't wait to read more of her work .
Jen
Mar 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I recently lost my brother to addiction. This book brought out a lot of emotions that I had tried to bury. Thank you for writing this beautiful book.
Nancy Newhall
Mar 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Moving..

Very touching and moving story about death and forgiveness and how your life can be changed by healing and forgiving yourself.
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Cristy Rey is the author of the urban fantasy Incarnate series. She also writes and publishes unconventional romantic women’s fiction. She’d say she writes the books Jane Austen would have written if Jane had been a riot grrrl. Cristy lives in South Florida where she spends most of her days in a library and most of her nights surrounded by cats.
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