When I'm Gone
First let me say—I love you... I didn’t want to leave you...
Luke Richardson has returned home after burying Natalie, his beloved wife of sixteen years, ready to face the hard job of raising their three children alone. But there’s something he’s not prepared for—a blue envelope with his name scrawled across the front in Natalie’s handwriting, waiting for him...more
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What would you do if you started to receive letters from someone who had recently passed away? ...more
Luke Richardson has just buried his wife, Natalie. He is now a single father, trying his best to hold it all together when he really just wants to curl into a ball and hide. His pain was palpable.
Skip this one, friends. It's terrible.
I should have stopped reading this book when I realized the characters weren't fully developed, and the plot belonged on Lifetime television, and not even as one of ...more
......the above sentence brought tears to my eyes ...( I took in the magnitude of the question).
Took value from it
Plan to explore a few questions for myself
I didn't give a rats ass if the writing had a few flaws ( hell, so does life)...overall...
I found the entire premises intriguing....
I liked the characters that I got to hang out with...
I looked inward. My very close friend Barbara, died of Cancer, 26 years ago. M ...more
Luke just lost his wife, Natalie, to cancer and he has to find a way to keep it together for their kids. It’s the surprise ar ...more
This book is one I have not only read but digested.
Its emotional, its intriguing, its kind of concerning.
Emotional because Luke had to bury his young wife who suffered cancer and didn't win.
Leaving behind three children for him to bring up.
His sadness along with helping his children is an everyday struggle that Annie [his wife's friend] helps him with.
But then comes a letter through his letterbox, its a letter from his dead wife.
I began to think she had got someone to post this after her death. ...more
I noticed another review mentioning 'heart' but unfortunately, When I'm Gone, lacks just that. While the summary was one that clearly made me want to read the book, the actual content was void of character development. The author describes certain things in painstaking detail (i.e. a mailbox & dirt road) while others that are far more significant, are glossed over. The end result is like ...more
A woman writes letters to her husband from beyond the grave. Who is actually sending them and what role did this person really play in her life?
Natalie Richardson is the woman. She has been married to Luke for 16 years. She dies from cancer and then the letters start arriving. They will eventually reveal some things about Natalie that Luke does not know.
This book is ...more
Natalie Richardson passed away after a year-long battle with cancer and her husband Luke is now faced with the daunting task of raising their three children alone while they all deal with immense grief. When Luke returns home from her funeral, there is a letter on the floor…from Natalie! It was written on the first day of her cancer tr ...more
Emily Bleeker returns following her debut, Wreckage with another bittersweet story WHEN I'M GONE, domestic suspense; human emotions, family, and secrets between a husband and wife.
As the book opens Luke Richardson is returning to his suburban Michigan home, with his children after Natalie’s funeral. Cancer. They have been married for sixteen years and now he is faced with raising the three ...more
Full disclosure: I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review. Many thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for making it available.
How well do we really know the people we love, those we've built a life with?
If you ask Luke that question about his wife, Natalie, he'd say he knows her better than everyone. They dated in high school before he had to move away, and once they found each other again in college, they seemed de ...more
I am over it! The whole dead wife leaving letters to her husband and trying to manage things beyond the grave like some type of master puppeteer! I often wonder if that is some strange secret desire of married female friends.
Well, I have taken two days to allow myself to mull over what worked for me and what didn't. There is no doubt that Emily Bleeker can write an emotionally charged contemporary family drama. Recently widowed, father of t ...more
This book begins with Luke and his three children returning home from his wife's funeral. Luke just buried the love of his life and his children just buried their mother. Soon after, Luke begins to receive letters from Natalie and almost obsesses over them, they are one of the only things keeping him going.
Honestly, I thought this was going to be a predictable book, I began ...more
More of a Lifetime movie than a novel. I kind of hate myself for finishing it.
I saw more reviews mention this should be a Lifetime movie and that someone has already done this - P.S. I Love You.
I can't take cheesy love. I was really hoping someone murdered someone or h ...more
This was a Lifetime movie waiting to happen. Luke loses his wife, Natalie, after a long battle with cancer, and he's left to raise his three children on his own. Natalie arranged for ...more
On the day of the funeral he finds a letter on his front mat from his wife which she wrote during her illness telling him how to look after the children and how mush she loved him from then he starts to get a letter once a day.As the letters keep arriving Luke begins to wonder if he knew his wife as he thought he did as secrets are told.
The ending of the story was very good.
Thanks to Netgalley the Author an ...more
The premise of the book reminded me of P.S. I Love You. And that along with the positive reviews made me want read it.
I'm in the minority here but really, this was bad.
The characters are one dimensional. There's no character development whatsoever. And the little boy Clayton, his character was completely unrealistic. He's a 3 year old that talks and behaves like an adult! It was so unbelievable that his lines made me laugh.
The plot is good. There are some mysteries and secrets that could have w ...more
Luke's wife Natalie has recently passed away after losing her battle with cancer at the age of 37, leaving Luke with three children to raise. From the day of the funeral, Luke begins to receive regular letters from Natalie, giving him advice on dealing with the children but also reminiscing on their past and her struggle with cancer. When eldest son Will ...more
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