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The Sweet Letting Go

3.29  ·  Rating details ·  7 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
When Reynolds Ernst, cynical and damaged of heart, returns to the little community of his birth after thirty years' knocking about, little does he know that he's about to rediscover the love of his life - only to be faced with the prospect of losing her forever. This is the story of how two people search for, and find, healing and peace in the midst of loss. How they come ...more
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Published (first published October 30th 2010)
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Romancing the Book
Oct 31, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction
Reviewed By: Kate
Review Copy Provided By: Publisher
This is a story of an older lady dying from cancer, and how she deals with her family and a man who loved her 50 years ago and how he comes into her life to care for her in the end.

Jess Baisford was diagnosed with cancer too late, all they can do for her is make her comfortable and try to extend her life by months, possibly a year. She grew up as the Preacher’s daughter, and married a man whom her family approved, not Reynolds Ernst, from the wr
Nov 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Hunter's Review

I wept through this entire book. From moment one, it becomes clear to the reader what is going to happen and it was only the incredibly beautiful way Mary O’Dell wrote this touching, poignant tale that kept me reading. Otherwise, I’m afraid I would never have risked the emotional havoc this beautiful story played on this reviewer’s heart.

Ren is a wonderful hero in his devotion to her. I loved him, even with all of his eccentricities. I highly, highly recommend this book to anyone
Kate  Maxwell
Sep 12, 2011 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
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