Photos of You
A compassionate, uplifting love story for fans of Me Before You
When Ava Green turns twenty-eight, she discovers this will be her last birthday. The cancer she thought she'd beaten three years ago is back, only this time it's terminal: and she's not going to waste any of the time she has left. There's one thing she's been dreaming of since she was a small girl: her...more
Love has no past, and no future. Love just is.
An absolute tear jerker!
Receiving the news of a cancer diagnosis is life changing. To be in remission and to have it return several years later is devastating. To be only 28 years of age when this happens is heartbreaking. Ava Green has been given this news, and this story is about her journey.
For me, this book really puts life into perspective. Not to sweat the small stuff. Easier said than done, I know. And this is something that Ava learns, as ...more
Photos of You is absolutely phenomenal!! I don't think my review will do this book the justice it deserves but I definitely will try!
Tammy Robinson is a master storyteller that weaves the words so beautifully and effortlessly across the pages. The words behind this story leave you completely and utterly breathless. This book took a piece of my soul and left me cherishing what life really is about and how it's never to late for love.
There are too many quotes that I ...more
Although this story was heartbreaking, I had a hard time to finish it. There were many parts that kind of frustrated me because they were full of catchy phrases as to studiously create sentiments.
I wasnt convinced with James and Avas relationship and I didnt feel their connection. It felt very coerced.
I am sorry to say that I wasnt thrilled by Photos of You.
Many thanks to Netgalley and Grand Central Pub/Forever for the chance to read this title early.
Maybe it's morbid, but I can't help being drawn to end-of-life books. Whether it's old age or an untimely death by cancer, I'm a fan of those end-of-life reflections and the deep questions these books inevitably make us ponder. When I saw my friend, Megan, was reading Photos of You, I deviated from my meticulously cultivated TBR (facepalm) and knew I had to read this ...more
I have to agree with her completely. Having had very close relatives, including my parents that have succumb to ...more
With a front cover endorsement that states, If you like Nicholas Sparks youll love Photos of You and the romantic couple featured within a stunning coastal backdrop, I was keen to explore my first title by Tammy Robinson. The January book club title for the Hachette initiative Books with Heart, I couldnt resist delving into Photos of You. This book has all the feels and more. Delivering a rush of emotions from laughter, tears, anger, joy and sadness.
So where do I start to describe Ava Green, beautiful fun loving twenty eight year old, she has now been told that this will be her last ...more
If this was to be your last birthday ever, what would you wish for. For Ava Green, all she dreamed of was to one day be able to get married. The cancer Ava thought she beat three years ago is now back, and back with a vengeance. Her whole community and family rally around the chance to give Ava the wedding of her dreams and Lucas Gable may be the one to be able to make her wish come true.
I absolutely loved this book. I felt that the story line was solid and any book ...more
This book is filled with love and second chances, pain and healing. As parents we always ...more
I received a complimentary copy of this Ebook ARC from the author, publisher, and netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Ava is a 28 year old girl who dreams of travelling the world and more. Alas, her cancer has returned and is terminal. Ava is determined to live life to the fullest with the days she has left to live and her final wish: To have a celebration of her life by having a wedding ceremony for her friends and family. Will she be able to have this wish ...more
Photos of You is a beautifully written, emotional novel that takes you into the life of the young, twenty-eight-year-old Ava Green as she spends her last months of life reaping as much joy and pleasure out of each day, savouring all the little things, enjoying time with those she loves, doing the one thing in life that shes always wanted, and falling in love for the first time.
The prose is eloquent and insightful. The characters, including all the ...more
Ava turns 28 and finds out that the cancer she had 3 years ago is back and there is nothing they can do for her except to manage the pain. She is upset of course and knows she will never marry or have children. She is an only child so her parents will be losing their only child. Her 2 best friends are there for ...more
'We simply drifted apart like wispy clouds on a summers day. The sum of the parts that made up Us disentangled so stealthily and so slowly that it wasn't even painful.'
I knew before starting this that it was going to be a teary read and I wasn't wrong, but it was a lovely read and we can all take something from this story and from Ava and the way she though, the way she dealt with ...more
This story is a perfect reminder about living life to your fullest and not waiting until youre dying to make it count. I loved the support that Ava had from her parents and two best friends. They loved her, listened to her, let her be and gave her a kick in the butt when needed. There was a romance with the photographer, James but I didnt quite feel the connection between the two but it was nice seeing them fall for each other.
This was my first time reading a book by Tammy ...more
some will say it's never a good time to read a story about a twenty-eight-year old who learns her cancer has returned, and it's terminal. Frankly, it was a beautiful story of love. And, it was cathartic to cry through half the book. Yes, it's an emotional book with the expected ending. But, oh the love and support in this book.
Ava Green is twenty-eight when she learns her cancer has returned. She ...more
Sadly, unless you are looking for a story that continuously bashes you over the head with grief, death, and cancer, then Photos of You is probably NOT the book for you. Grand Central Publishing provided a physical copy of Photos of You, and Netgalley provided an ebook. I was very excited about the premise behind exploring the last year of someone's life after being given a terminal diagnosis. However, Photos of You was torture for me, and when something happens around ...more
The author is a master storyteller, clearly, and the story of Ava and her "wedding" was a very powerful one. We read about tragic stories all the time, particularly in womens magazines, and it was not unbelievable at all that a whole country would get emotionally involved in Ava's story and try to help her out. Being 28 and knowing that you are dying, is certainly enough to tear at the heartstrings.
This book is such an emotional novel that it's hard to put ...more
Grab your Kleenex, this one is a tear jerker. An Emotionally honest, raw account of a terminal cancer journey. Ava reflects on her life as she comes to the end of her journey. This was such an inspiring read, as this woman knew her end was near she was still embracing life, having amazing adventures, living life to the fullest and finding the love of her life when she least expected to.
Since she was a little girl all Ava dreamed of was the lavish ...more
Photos of You was heartbreaking and beautiful, bittersweet and perfect. It will stick with me for a long, long time. ...more
Thank you to Forever for an advanced copy. All opinions are my own.
You would think that a novel about a young woman dying of cancer would be a rather depressing read. I will admit to bracing myself as I settled into the first chapter, giving myself permission in the back of my mind to ditch it if it began to be all too much. I wasnt really up for another The Fault in Our Stars, or even worse, Beaches. Surprisingly, in amongst all of the sadness and Ill be honest here, there is A LOT of sadness there was a life ...more
If you think this book is going to be depressing think again. Yes it is a book ...more