I’ve met a man who encompasses grief. Alexander Blayren, a brooding cellist with a body I crave and a soul I ache to know better. He’s rude and bold, brash and sharp, but I see the lost soul underneath. Crying out. Surviving grief for the sake of his daughter. Just.
Before we met, Alexander didn’t believe you could survive grief. Loss had painted his life ...more
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5 “To Love Again” Stars
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Wow, wow, wow. Speechless. My emotions are on overdrive. My heart is reeling and I can’t quite catch my breath just yet. THIS. BOOK. My gosh this book spoke to me on such a deep personal level. The tears I’ve shed are just about dry, but I won’t soon be able to stop thinking about this book and it’s extraordinary characters and t ...more
Stewart encompasses grief and mourning like no one I’ve read before.
I loved Alex & Nat, and the supporting characters that bring this storyline to life.
This book is a journey, and one I think many will find healing in so many ways.
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This story started with heartbreak and the sadness of losing loved ones but what this book does is show us the way for these two characters to try and bond with grief but also a little girl that is suffering as well.
Alex is a character that is the pure defintion of broody and someone who has his walls built up so high that the whole time I thought while ...more
I felt so many emotions while reading it, with the biggest take away is hope and l ...more
Toss in a housekeeper, Maggie, a sweet child named Eli, a wicked sister in law, , gr ...more
Stewart writes stunningly complex characters experiencing normal life. While her characters are nothing like me, I found them all relatable. She weaves grief with joy, loss with new love, and truth with the lies in a way that is interesting and nuanced but not precious.
Alexander and Nat both experienced loss and grief, but they approach their life after in opposing ways. Watching the two meet and their relationship grow paralle ...more
To My Dearest Friends,
Prepare yourself – for a book so hauntingly dark and poetic that if you have ever had the misfortune to experience loss, this book will pull up all the memories of your pain in the most beautiful way. It will strike a chord so deeply within you that you will not be ab...more
I took a chance on a new author to me because it was impossible to resist a romance between a ballerina and a cellist. Music and dancing are muses I cannot deny when it comes to reading, so I plunged into this story of two people who have lost loved ones. Nat and Alex are in different stages of loss, which bonds them in unexpected, healing, emotional ways.
The soft, compassionate and insightful writing portrays b ...more
This book is highly emotional. Both of these characters are dealing w ...more
I started reading this author shortly after her debut novel. With every new piece she writes, her growth as an author amazes me. With this one though, her refined talent is clearly visible with each word, each character, each event, from the very beginning to the very end.
The story of Nat and Alex is a difficult journey, at no point ever easy going and care free. Their losses traumatic, their souls grieving, and finding the strength to carry on brings together a beautifully scrip ...more
The ways Nat and Alex deal with their grief are drastically different but the hope that is felt in this book as they help each other overcome their losses has my heart feeling full.
This book will stay with me. Days, months, and years from now, I will look back on the words in this book and remember not the ...more
Nat is a dancer that lost her mom and her little sister when she was 16 years old. Alex is a single dad that lost his wife and the mother of his child. Both are dealing with their grief... in very different ways. They both have to walk through that grief to be ready to love each other.
This is more than a story of grief. It is a story of hope.
This book is tragic, and de ...more
This is a moving story about loss, life, and love. The hero, Alex and heroine, Nat have both experienced immense loss. However, they have taken different paths in dealing with that grief. Each loss, just like each love is unique. Therefore, grieving is different for everyone. This is a tough subject to take on, but Ms. Stewart doesn't try to convince the reader that there is a right or wrong way to deal with loss. She approaches the subject with empathy, kindness, and lack o ...more
Nat is a dancer who has struggled with grief for years. She first sees Alex at a concert where he is playing the cello, and the piece goes straight to her heart. She can't stop thinking about what Alex must be going through to be able to play such sad music from so deep within. When she moves back home, she comes face-to-face w ...more
Lament is easily one of the best books I’ve come across lately. It is very well written, with a sensitivity and care that the subject needed, with a tenderness that speaks to the loss that each one of us carries somewhere within. And it has a touch of elusive magic, in the words, in the conversations.... and in a mysterious little postbox in the forest, where the grief fairy answers all your questions...
Over all, there is hope, though it doesn’t seem to start out ...more
Alex, Nat and Grace will remind you of every loss you've ever suffered. The grief that each suffers comes across the pages with beauty and grace. It reminds us that even after great loss a time of joy is just waiting. Waiting for us to lay down the pain, and pick up the life we had before.
But, I will warn you again, once you read this book, you might find yourself wondering how to build your very own Grieving Tree ...more
Lynsey takes you on a journey of grief and loss and love with this one. Nat and Alex have both had loss in thier lives and trouble coping with it, but each have thier own way of trying to. Nat maybe a little better than Alex, but can he learn to cope with his loss a little better with her in his life? Will he ever be able to let go? Such an emotional read, but truly enjoyed reading it.
This story broke my heart is so many pieces and slowly put it back together again. The pain and anguish these three have suffered is so profound that you will cry with them. This author was able to write these heartbreaking words so you would get pulled in and not want to stop. Can't wait to read more from this author. An Epic read that will leave you feeling breathless.