Blown apart by a heart-rending tragedy, Matt and Perri Jessup went their separate ways; he to Afghanistan and she to New York City. With loss, acrimony and heartbreak coming between them, was there any reason to stay together? Would a chance meeting five years later bring back old recriminations and accusations? Could they build a bridge between them or was the gulf to wide to cross?
©2012 Jean Joachim (P)2016 Jean C. Joachim
I would recommend this audio book to a friend. This is a super short listen, with a powerful punch. Matt and Perry had a second chance that not everyone gets and they take advantage of that chance.
What I liked about the story is that it teaches you the power behind the love of a child and how everyone deals with that grief differently. Some cry and some throw things, and sometimes it breaks a marriage apart. Some couples would let it make them grow closer and I think that is what Matt and Perry finally realized.
My absolute favorite scene was when they took Michelle out in the boat. Such a special bonding moment, even if she couldn't yet understand. One day she will, and it will be very special to her.
Yes, as mentioned above. When they take Michelle to the lake house and out on the boat it was very touching to me. I don't want to mention why I felt that way, I don't want to give things away. When you listen to this you will understand.
I am so glad Matt and Perry found each other again. The way it happens, just a sign of fate. There are people out there that are just meant to be...sweet love remembered.
It takes real talent to condense the kind of extreme emotion that Joachim has infused into this short novella, but she did it with flair. I'm not usually a fan of novellas or short stories, but this one blew me away.
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