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Monday, June 17, 2013

TODAY ONLY BY THE D. LOVE


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Today Only by D. Love
Published: May 11, 2013
Editor: Lizzy Ford
Cover Designer: Airicka Phoenix
 
Blurb:
 In life, there are times you are granted a miracle. It may not be the one you wanted exactly, but it will be the one you need. It will prepare you for the next step in your journey and help you learn to accept the life you are given, even if that life can be heartbreaking.
 
 


Excerpt:

My dad and I must have talked for an hour. I tell him about work, about Em's graduation party and about my intention to ask Rye to marry me. He doesn't say much about the last part, at least, not until I'm getting ready to leave. That's when the conversation takes the turn I expected earlier.

"One minute, son," he says slowly, thoughtfully.

"Yes, sir."

"Jett, I want to give you a little more advice."

"Alright, sir," was all I could say, worried about what he had to say.

"Jett, you understand you are walking into a life of heartbreak, right?" he asks gravely.

"Yes, sir," I repeated.

"I want you to remember that heartbreak that you are walking into already has people in place. Remember not to remove anyone from their positions, son."

"What do you mean, sir?" I ask, puzzled.

"What I mean is, remember that everyone has a method to help themselves cope through this tragic circumstance. Whether it's Dee, reading every night to Rye, or Em, posting notes. Everyone has a coping mechanism to help them survive, until the end. You need to respect that."

"Sir, with the utmost respect, I haven't given up hope."

"Son, there is always an end."

I get up to leave. My soul hurts, and the pain is physical. My legs shake, and I feel that panicky anger I did the other night. I walk down the porch then stop, turning to see my dad.

"Sir, how did you make it through this with Mom?" I ask him in a hushed voice.

"I did what you have chosen to do, live in the here and now," he replies. "I love you, son. I don't want to see you hurt the way I did."
 
 Jaime's Review:

As I sit down to finally write this review I first must tell you that it is hard to gather all of my thoughts on this one.

I don't know how to write this without giving anything away.

I will tell you that this was a struggle for me to read. Especially when the tears are blocking my vision from reading anymore. I am glad I read it in the dark so no one could see me bawl like a baby.

Miss Love put a lot of heart, love, and humor in this book. I hope she writes more. It was inspiring, heartbreaking, funny, everything that a book to me should have.

Get tissues before you read this, like lots of tissues, or a roll of toilet paper. Either way, get them, you WILL need them.

I loved this book and recommend it to everyone out there. There's a good message in it.

P.S Keep your eyes out for BBQ


Author Bio

I live in Maine. My biggest passion is for my family and friends. I adore loving others as if it is the biggest gift life can offer. I'm a read-a-holic, loves chocolate, cowboys and everyone on Young Adult & Teen Readers Facebook page. My dream is to travel to Australia one day and see a kangaroo. I am nothing but simple. I do a lot of volunteer work. I have 2 beautiful daughters. 4 grandchildren, that constantly ask me if I lived in the black & white days.

My inspiration would be my daughters. Rita for her strength to keep fighting and constantly trying to take care of me, even though sometimes she can't get out of bed & Kayla, for helping to pick up all the pieces that seem to fall when times get rough, and the love they have for me.

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http://yesterdayandtomorrowsreads.blogspot.com/

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