- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1208 KB
- Print Length: 353 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1542534291
- Publisher: Hot-Lanta Publishing, LLC (5 Jan. 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MS2Z73C
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 28 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #93,257 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Dear Life Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
The concept behind this story was so unique that it had piqued my interest immediately. Having a different style cover, an intriguing synopsis and being written by an author I have respect for just ticked all of the boxes for me.
We meet 4 people who are at different junctures in their lives and at what they perceive to be "rock bottom". They all join the Dear Life programme whereby they look at life, follow through with some tasks and character building exercises and write to 'Life' - communicate their frustrations, fears and worries to an non-entity but get the words out there nonetheless.
I connected to some characters more than others - this could be from my personal struggles, it could be from the similar personality traits but I resonated with them either way.
The writing confused me at first with the story being told from four different POVs but I quickly became invested in their stories, their tales of woe, their paths to the future that it was easy to switch from POV to POV - especially as they intertwined with one another from the Dear Life initiative.
Family issues, financial worries, life kicking you when you're down and just kicking you full stop are all things we readers face on a daily basis so it was natural to empathise with the characters and want only the best for them.
Meghan's written something for us from the depths of her heart. I won't go into specifics of each character but just know that there is a situation written in here that is so true to life.Read more ›
Holly married Eric, the love of her life, at a young age. After two years of marriage Eric tragically loses his life in the line of duty as a firefighter. Six months later and life for Hollyn has stopped. She cannot find her way to stop the pain and grief she's left with after losing her soulmate.
Jace is a young Major League Baseball player that had an amazing first year of professional ball with all of the 'perks'. Until one day when Rebecca (the bartender from Phoenix) shows up on his doorstep about six months pregnant and telling him the baby will be his responsibility once she is born. Jace makes the hardest, most unselfish decision to give his baby girl up for adoption so she would not have to live in the foster care system as he did growing up.
Daisy grew up in a very sheltered home with only her grandmother in her life. She was even homeschooled her whole life so her grandmother is also her only friend.
Carter lost his parents at a very young age to drugs and was left to his Uncle Chuck to raise him. However, Uncle Chuck was not the nurturing type. He was hard on Carter. After lending Carter the money to go to school to become a professional chef he made him work off his school debt in his own kitchen at his Italian restaurant. Feeling extreme anger and acting out on it at work, his uncle added the stipulation that he join the Dear Life program or he would add more time to what he already had to work to pay off the debt.
These four strangers would unknowingly bond in the most profound way.Read more ›
This book surprised the hell out of me. I'm just going to put that out there right from the start. She had me at the dedication.
Dear Life is not a book that needs to be rated, it is a book that everyone must read. It is a journey, and a damn personal one. The characters shared their deepest fears, their angst, their tears, and their life with us. It is literally impossible to not want to hold their hands and help them through what they have to deal with in their “dear life”. It is impossible to not feel with them, to cry with them…but also to fight with them. So many emotions poured out of “ Dear life” into me, into my soul, then through me before exiting in the form of my tears…..smiles and hopes.
Meghan Quinn forced us in a very beautiful and talented way to witness and experience a pain so raw, so deep. She showed us that life isn’t about fluffy love and happily ever after… It’s more than that… It can be messy… ugly… hell but in the end it is worth living.
Dear Life took my breath away to the point that I even found myself forgetting to breathe while I was reading Carter, Daisy, Jace and Hollyn’s stories.
There is literally not enough stars in the world for this book. Mindblowing, Flawless, FanTastic doesn’t even cover it. It was heartbreakingly emotional, raw yet beautifully healing.
Meghan Quinn reminded me why I love to read so much. It stole my heart, broke it but once I finished reading it, my heart was mended and mine again. This book, the characters, the story and we have to mention Meghan’s Dear Life letter will be forever etched into my memory.
Dear Meghan, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is a beautiful and passionate work. I feel it's near impossible to decide which of the four characters I wanted to read about most although I feel I'm in a position... Read morePublished 1 hour ago by Helen
Have your tissues ready for this amazing book. I love all of Meghan Quinn's books but I think this one just might be my favourite.Published 1 month ago by Laura Jackson
Loved this book from start to finish. Such a different story and beautiful to read. 4 different characters all brought together by different traumatic events in their lives who... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michelle L
I struggled a little with this one. I really enjoyed the first 25%, and honestly was in one of those moods where I just couldn't put my Kindle down, and then suddenly it all... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Summer's Eve Reads
I cried, then I laughed and then I cried some more. You write emotions like nobody else. A beautiful story about how loving you first is the most important thing for happiness.Published 4 months ago by Jane Sayers
10% into this book literally tore my heart out!
I have never read such an emotional story from this point of view.....it will stay with me forever. Read more
I just love Meghan's writing and this was just wow. Hitting on some tough topics but making you really feel for each character. Read morePublished 4 months ago by mrs lynda throsby
Dealing with day to day life can be a struggle when Life throws you a curve ball. Each of these four characters are dealing with a significant matter that is placing a large burden... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Monique Cashmere
When I read the first chapter I'm this book I had no idea at all the journey of emotions I was going to experience and I felt them all. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Tracy