Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Ashes of Life by Erica Lucke Dean

Ashes of LifeAshes of Life by Erica Lucke Dean
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a book that I am sure to recommend. If you are anything like me, and a sucker for a sad, intriguing, thought provoking, and as near to anyone's life as this can be, then this is the book for you.

Tragedy can strike anyone at any time at any age.

Alex has only been married to David for 3 months when he is killed in a tragic accident, on top of this she is pregnant. Oh, and did I mention he already had a teenage daughter? Well yes, he does, and Alex has not only to come to terms with her loss of her husband and Father to her unborn child, but also to console his daughter. Maddie.

Maddie is a teenager and most of us parents know that teens are not a good age without anything else happening to put stress on your, but things to come to a head.

Then on top of this, Alex finds out that her husbands was with his ex.

Things come out.

You know, I have always said that none of us know the inside outs of another person even if we have been living with them for years, and in this case, its true.

Alex and Maddie have to keep going and somehow come through it and out the other end.

This book had my attention throughout and I was so engrossed in it the time just flew by.

I will be keeping a close eye on this author if she writes books like this again. Lots of intense, angst moments.

My thanks go to Red Adept Publishing for allowing me to read and review this and give my honest thoughts about. And my kindness to the author for writing such a brilliant piece of work.

Married for just three months, Alex Barrett is stunned when her husband, David, dies in a tragic accident. And the absolute last thing the pregnant young widow wants is to take on responsibility for his teenage daughter, Maddie. Reeling from loss, Alex struggles to deal with her grief and her troubled stepdaughter, but one question haunts her: why was David with his ex-wife when he died? 

All Maddie Barrett wanted was for her parents to get back together, but an icy road took that dream away. Afterward, Maddie is riddled with guilt that she can’t share with anyone. Feeling angry and alone, she lays all the blame on Alex. 

Alex and Maddie must find a way to move past their pain—shared, yet separate. Thrown together in an untenable arrangement, they fight through a frozen landscape of sorrow and redemption while redefining love, forgiveness, and family.

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