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 wedd...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, a ...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 f ...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 wasn’t convinced with James and Ava’s relationship and I didn’t feel their connection. It felt very coerced.
I am sorry to say that I wasn’t 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 boo ...more
I have to agree with her completely. Having had very close relatives, including my parents that have succumb to th ...more
With a front cover endorsement that states, ‘If you like Nicholas Sparks you’ll 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 couldn’t 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.
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
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
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
By: Tammy Robinson
Photos Of You is not a put a smile on your face kind of book. I'll tell you truly that it is sad, like depressing sadness. The story is good. Ava, age 28, has terminal cancer, but she has a dream to fulfill before she dies. Ava decides to have a wedding, even though she doesn't have a groom. Her story garners national attention ...more
This book is filled with love and second chances, pain and healing. As parents we alway ...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 she’s always wanted, and falling in love for the first time.
The prose is eloquent and insightful. The characters, including all the suppor ...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 h ...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 knowi ...more
This story is a perfect reminder about living life to your fullest and not waiting until you’re 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 didn’t 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 R ...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 thoug ...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 th ...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.
Having sai ...more
This book hit me right in the feels. I cried SEVEN times, SEVEN. I truly felt the emotion in this book and this was everything I was hoping it to be!
This book made me want to call up my friends and family at 12:30 in the morning, mid read, and tell them I love them as tears were pouring down my face. I’ve made several plans since then. Be more to those around you. Do more. Connect. Call your friends and family for a meal, drink or outing. Spend more time with your children, niece ...more
‘Photos of You’ was heartbreaking and beautiful, bittersweet and perfect. It will stick with me for a long, long time.
This book is such an emotional novel that it's hard to put down ...more
Tammy Robinson is a contemporary author from the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. After years spent working her way around the world, Tammy settled back in New Zealand, where she met her husband. They now have three children and live on a farm. She published her first six novels through Amazon before she was signed to Hachette, who published DIFFERENTLY NORMAL and PHOTOS OF YOU, with several worldwide ...more