"Better wear waterproof mascara for this one"
He rose, searching her face, hungrily tracing with his
eyes what he could not touch with his hands. The sudden
fear of her disappearing caught in his chest.
Passages like this easily convey the depth of J.T.
Cavanaugh's grief over the death of his wife two years
earlier. Unwilling to move on until J.T. works through his
grief and anger, she has come back as a spirit to give him
a gentle nudge in the right direction. He just didn't
count on the right direction being aligned straight toward
Nancy Carpenter, the beautiful widow who's teenage son was
responsible for the death of his wife.
I don't want to give away too much, but this is a
remarkable story of people who have been through both
sides of tragedy, who have struggled to forgive and be
forgiven, and must learn to open again and trust and be
trusted, in order to grab hold of that kind of happiness
that can sometimes come twice in a lifetime. And I have to
admit, I had to stop several times just to wipe the tears
away before I could go on. It's that good.
So here's a warning: If you are the type that hates to cry
in front of others, don't read this in public . . . but do
read it. Just have plenty of Kleenex available.
Reviewed by Clover Autrey
Posted July 18, 2007