I’ve been attracted to emotional books lately; ones that I know in advance will make me cry. Is that the case with anybody else recently? Anyway, needless to say I enjoyed this next book.
Life After You by Siân O’Gorman
What if the one you’ve lost, is the one person you need to find?
Milly Bryne’s world came crashing down when she lost her beloved Dad and boyfriend in a matter of weeks. Losing her Dad has broken her family. Losing her soul mate made has made her give up on life and love.
After swerving from stability to chaos to despair, Milly finally believes she has her life back on track when the unexpected return of a familiar face to Ireland throws her life once more into a spin. Milly is forced to decide if her new life is the one for her, or if there is another path that will bring even greater riches of joy, excitement and fun into her world.
Life just isn’t worth living if your heart isn’t in it?
I’m writing this review right after finishing the last page of Life After You with tears in my eyes. What a great book. The plot line, characters, writing style – everything was beautiful. Now, in my humble opinion, there are two different types of beautiful. There is the beautiful poetic writing style which is admirable but can sometimes be difficult to understand. On the other hand, and this is the case with Life After You, there is the “human beautiful”, where I was moved by the people and their stories.
Speaking of characters, they were all great in Life After You. Unsurprisingly, Milly was my favourite, mostly because I saw so much of myself in her. I also found her to be the epitome of strength: surviving grief, rebuilding herself, overcoming anxiety. But she was not the only one. We also had Aunt Angela who has been the rock of the Bryne family, Sarah who pours herself wholeheartedly into nursing, and Catriona, who fought the stereotype of what a mother and a partner in a law firm should be.
But, you know, while Life After You was pretty emotional, it was also inspiring and funny and an overall enjoyable read.
Life After You is available to buy now.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.