on 5 April 2014
A book for not just for those going through loss and those travelling with them but for every one of us in this death denying, death defying age.
Written with honesty, wisdom and wit in a style that is easy going yet always poignantly from the heart and earthed in reality.
It sounds wrong to say I have enjoyed a book about someone's deepest loss but I have because it is also about hope and how the journey into hope can be travelled as time and life goes on. This bought has taught me about one widow but also has challenged me to look within myself , it may do that to you too, but dare to read it. After all we all die and leave others to mourn, why not face that a little better equipped?
on 11 April 2014
I've enjoyed reading this. It's an excellent self-help book (written with honesty and humour) for anyone who suddenly finds themself widowed and involuntarily single. Although Catherine was a lot younger than me when she lost her husband and her children were younger than mine, I have shared many of her experiences and thoughts: the dilemma over the ring; looking for signs; the manic decorator phase etc etc. This book had me alternating between tears of sadness and tears of laughter. It has left me feeling very positive about the future, less lonely - and a lot less guilty. Thank you, Catherine.
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on 6 February 2014
A wonderful book , I laugh and cried . Great read for widow/ers and the people who know them that want to help . I am not a widow nor have any friends that are widow/ers , but now I am looking at our life different wanting to do something very weekend ,because you just don't know when you will be cleaning your house .