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4.36  ·  Rating details ·  347 ratings  ·  163 reviews

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

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Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published December 11th 2018 by Piatkus
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Suzanne
Mar 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: who, owned, gave-away, gift, 2018
This was a very sweet tear-jerker. Ava has battled breast cancer at a very early age and now at the tender age of twenty eight it has recurred terminally. One of her dreams is to be married and she decides to carry this out even though she has no man in her life. The whole community gets involved when her plight goes viral, and surrounded by her loving friends and family, they help make this happen. Ava's story and wedding is shown in a magazine and some beautiful moments are captured of her via ...more
Nat K

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
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Kendall
Dec 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, 2020
Oh my god.... my poor heart!!

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
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Dora Koutsoukou
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was ok
2 💔💔 ⭐s

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.
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Kelly
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dec2019-releases
This book left me a soggy, weepy mess. Tammy Robinsons characters are realistically flawed but heartbreakingly endearing. Photos of You is a deeply emotional story that will remind you that life is a gift, and its never too late for love. ...more
Ashley
Jan 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, 2020
Reviewed on: Ashes Books & Bobs.

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
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Robin Loves Reading
The few words on the front cover of this book as well as the photographs clearly showed that this would be an emotional read. I received this book from the publisher and because I receive so many print arcs it probably went on my bookshelf. I have to apply to a friend of mine who also gets these and told me that this was a tearjerker which was no surprise but also a five star review.

I have to agree with her completely. Having had very close relatives, including my parents that have succumb to
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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.

Likened
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Helen
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a heart-wrenching story, so beautifully written, it is moving and I loved it from start to finish, yes I cried a lot but there were lots of smiles throughout as well, the courage that Ava Green and her family and friends show is also very uplifting and moving, make sure you have a box of tissues while reading this one and I do recommend that you read it.

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
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Nursebookie
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Poignant
Heartbreaking
Hopeful

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
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ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ
This book stabbed me in the heart. The reason I loved this book so much is that I found a way to relate to the characters. Yes, I know, youre thinking Wait, what? You related to a 28 year old, who is dying from cancer, wanting a wedding!? Well, yes I did. Haven't we all dreamed of something we could not have? Haven't we all had to face our fears at one time or another? Haven't we all been touched by death?

This book is filled with love and second chances, pain and healing. As parents we always
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Amber
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Updated Review: February 1,2020

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
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Booksandchinooks (Laurie)
Ava is 28 when she learns her cancer is back and its terminal. She knows she doesnt have much time left so she tries to make the most of every day. Avas one dream has always been to have a wedding. She doesnt have a groom but her family and friends help her plan the special day as a celebration of her life. There is so much to learn from this book from the emphasis on being a strong advocate for your own health to living you life fully in whatever way you choose to. The book makes you stop and ...more
Zoe
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Poignant, pensive, and profoundly moving!

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
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Shelleen Toland
You will need a box of kleenex for this book. It was one I could not put down at all. Tears pouring down my face and sobbing. But oh so good. The best book I have read so far this year.
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
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Claire
Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5⭐⭐⭐⭐ What a beautiful and beautifully written story, some of it was like poetry to me and really touched me.

'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
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Tori
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! I couldnt keep it together with all the emotions it provoked. Tammy is a wonderful storyteller and I feel so inspired to live my best life after reading this book ❤ life is so fragile and why not make the most of every second. Its an uplifting, reflective, bittersweet and powerful journey. ...more
Richelle Robinson
*NetGalley Review*

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
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Rosemary
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh Tammy another well written book that touched my soul. The many happy tears were what I needed yesterday so I recommend reading this if you feel like a good cry. Well done.
Lesa
Mar 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Some readers may think it's not a good time to read Tammy Robinson's novel, Photos of You. And,
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
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Steph's Romance Book Talk
2.5 Stars / 1 Steam Fans

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
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Monica Mac
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read this book in one go, finally finishing it at 3am, tears streaming down my face.

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
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Alma Griffiths
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2019
I literally read this in the space of 10 hours today around kids activities and housework. I couldnt put it down. Lots of ugly crying, anger and so many of the feels. Having nursed a loved one through the cancer journey, I can say that this book was incredibly and heartbreakingly accurate. It was also beautiful, affirming and created a feeling of gratitude. Highly, highly recommend. I gave it 5 stars on Goodreads which is unheard of lol ...more
Alison Shucksmith
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-nz
What a read! Lovely, heart-warming and devastating all in one book. There are wonderful characters, some laugh-out-loud moments, and floods of tears.
Tiffany
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Before I picked up this book I didn't know it was possible to cry through 80% of a book, but apparently it is. I'm a huge crier so I'm sure it isn't shocking how much cried while reading Photos of You. The last three generations of women in my family have been affected by breast cancer so this particular disease is very emotional for me. If this particular disease is triggering for you, this may be a hard book for you to get through.

This book is such an emotional novel that it's hard to put
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Ashleigh
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amazing, my heart still hurts from this one

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
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Jaime Lee
For any reader who loves Lurlene McDaniel as a kid, this is the story for you as an adult. Tammy Robinson painted a beautiful picture of love in an excruciatingly difficult time and sent some powerful messages of advocating for your own health.

Photos of You was heartbreaking and beautiful, bittersweet and perfect. It will stick with me for a long, long time.
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Jamie beauty_andthebook_
Jan 24, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs
Unfortunately, I just did not connect with the characters in this one. The plot was heartbreaking but there was something keeping me from resonating with emotions of the characters. I was expecting this to be an ugly cry for me but ended up relatively dry-eyed!

Thank you to Forever for an advanced copy. All opinions are my own.
Theresa Smith
Jan 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We are all dying. Every day, a little bit more.

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
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Lorraine
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When Ava Green turns twenty-eight, she discovers this will be her last birthday. The cancer she fought three years ago is back, and this time it's going to beat her. but Ava is not going to let cancer define her last, precious months. There's one thing she's been dreaming of since she was a small girl: her wedding. She may not have a groom, and she doesn't have a lot of time . . . but none of that is going to stop her.

If you think this book is going to be depressing think again. Yes it is a book
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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 with her husband, their two girls and a newborn baby boy. She has published six novels through Amazon, and DIFFERENTLY NORMAL is her first novel with Hachette ANZ, and Piatkus in the UK. She has just finished her eighth novel, PHOTOS OF ...more

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