DEAR LIFE BY MEGHAN QUINN
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 12, 2017
Overall Rating: 6 stars
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 Year’s resolution, sending them on a crazy, life-altering journey.
Please be kind.
Yours truly, Hollyn, Jace, Daisy, and Carter.
THE CHARACTERS (EACH HAVE TOUCHED MY HEART)
Just to put it out there, I absolutely ADORE Meghan Quinn’s books. Most (but not all) are lighthearted, funny, and pretty over the top (in a good way). But this one. WOW. Talk about putting your heart and soul into a piece of paper… Meghan Quinn has surpassed all expectations that I had for Dear Life and this book will be hard to overshadow throughout the year. This has officially become a favorite of mine as it stands apart from all others in the genre. It’s just real. It’s heartbreaking, gut-wrenching, sweet, and pure. It describes deep issues that real people face every day, and does it with compassion. And when you read the ending? I am sure you will cry just like I did. And I mean a hard and ugly cry that makes you so happy. Gah, it filled me with goosies! Thank you Meghan Quinn, for pouring your heart and soul in this book because it is extremely clear that you did. One simply cannot just write such an effective story like this without a heart, and for this I commend you. With that being said, if you are looking for a book that will make you FEEL, a book that’s more about real life than a sappy and overdone romance, and a book that tells a story with compassion and ease than this is the book you should be reading this year. I highly recommend it. Like, very highly. More so than probably ANY book I have read in a long time.
So the characters in this story deserve some attention because each one has grabbed my heart. I mean, who knew that characters could become so REAL to us readers? I sure didn't expect this but it happened anyways.
When we fist meet Daisy, we realize that she is a very shelterd woman but has a classic and sweet soul. She may not have been brought up in the kind of life that most people are accustomed to, but she was always loved unconditionally. When she enters the Dear Life program, readers get the sense that she is naive, but when she begins to blossom it becomes clear that she is the type of woman any of us would be blessed to know and love.
Carter had a pretty tough life growing up due to the death of his parents (who succomed to drugs) and the life he lived with his uncle. When we first learn of their relationship readers will most likely pitty Carter, especially because it's so clear how unhappy he is with his life. But when he grows into the man he is destined to be, you will swoon and fall hard for him. Dear Life was problematic for him, but he may just take more away from this program than anyone else.
Hollyn is the first character we are introduced to in this story that entwines 4 different people living vastly different lives. She is sad, and broken due to a loss in her life (you can read the book to see what this loss is) and readers can feel her pain (literally). When she signs up for the Dear Life Program that her BFF tells her about, she doesn't even have a clue how much her life will change.
Jace is the type of man all readers will love. But he is a broken man too. I certainly cannot tell you WHY at this point because I think you need to read it to get all the feels, but he is definitley the one character who touched my heart the most in this story. Why? Because he is selfless.
This story tells about the lives of four individuals who are all going through a tough time in their lives. Readers can connect with the story as everyone has their demons, but most of all, readers can be inspired by this story. It definitley inspired me. So check out this wonderful and heartwarming story. You'll probably cry, but it's worth it.
THE BOURBON SERIES
LOVE AND SPORTS SERIES
WARBLERS POINT SERIES
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