Genres: Contemporary Romance
Dear Life by Meghan Quinn
Publication Date: January 5th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Four lives. Four stories. Four sets of letters. Four brave souls in need of guidance while facing life’s greatest challenges.
The anonymously published Dear Life program is designed to help them step outside of their comfort zones, face their obstacles, and relinquish their demons…and prove their existence.
With their lives teetering between wanting more and losing it all, all four souls dive into the program as a New YearÔÇÖs resolution, sending them on a crazy, life-altering journey.
Please be kind.
Yours truly, Hollyn, Jace, Daisy, and Carter.
This book focuses on the lives of four characters as they find themselves trying to navigate the difficult waters of life.┬á Though each hardship is different, they each have the same goal of proving their existence.┬á They each find their individual path to this program, Dear Life, where they are required to write letters to life so that a person can prove their existence and own themselves.┬á My interpretation of this program requisite is that itÔÇÖs a means of finding all that which you have hidden from yourself and owning the good and bad in your past so that you may grow into a positive future.┬á ItÔÇÖs a beautiful and empowering tale that will give you pause, one that will ask you to look inside and think about those old hurts and roadblocks youÔÇÖve harbored.
I could wax poetic about how much I loved the characters or the unique plot (all well-earned praise, might I say).┬á However, I believe this book is different and deserving of a different type of review. I could write a letter to Life in this review, but I feel it more fitting to write to the author since she provoked these thoughts and feelings within me.┬á Then, later tonight, IÔÇÖll sit down and begin to pen my own difficult letter so that I can grow past my anchoring hurts.
I thought this would be the best way to express the different stages and varying emotions I experienced while reading your latest book. I was gutted by the emotional turmoil and scars experienced by these characters.┬á I felt the weight of their pain as though I carried it on my own shoulders, shedding like tears.┬á I expected to read a tale of love and laughter; what I received was far more intense, but just as lasting.┬á The introspection of each character, their journey, and self-discoveries moved me.┬á There were times when I related their journeys to others, but many more times when I thought of how they struggled with hurts unlike mine, but of the same magnitude.
It was a perfectly timed read for me.┬á It gave me the strength to open a line of communication which has been dead for 20 years.┬á While it was scary and tear-inducing and a bit difficult, it was also liberating.┬á So, thank you for your words.┬á I hope other will enjoy these beautiful words which come together to weave a beautiful story.┬á Even if others do not have the same visceral experience, they will still be moved by the weight of your words.
I hope my letter is sufficient motivation to pick up this book.┬á Whatever your experience may be ÔÇô pure enjoyment of the written word or deep introspection ÔÇô please donÔÇÖt miss out on this amazing gem.
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About the Author:
A BLONDE AT HEART
Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if ÔÇ£ItÔÇÖs Raining MenÔÇØ starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.
Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writingÔÇª enter her first novel, Caught Looking.
Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!
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