Reviewed by Melissa Brus
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
This book is an unflinching and real look at a beautiful couple. Lily Fincher is an advice columnist, and so much more. She is truly a free-spirit who thrives with a sense of purpose in her column. Through a series of flashback vignettes, we see Lily meet and fall in love with David Morris. From the first time Lily approaches David, he knows his conservative, buttoned up life, will never be the same. Frankhouser lets us see into one of the most intimate periods of life. She shows us the myriad reactions of friends, family, and the most vulnerable moments of Lily and David’s life together. It is at least a two tissue box book!
Ok. So spoiler alert from here!
Reading this book is a beautiful experience. Watching the strength and love as Lily faces her death is both excruciating and oh so lovely. The fact that everybody in her life has such different and genuine reactions to her cancer is my favorite part of the story. That Lily has the insight to understand this and still allows herself to feel the anger and loss this creates for her is amazing, yet she still as the strength to forgive. Definitely recommend this book, but with the caveat that you not pick this one for the coffee shop. I had tears streaming down my face and could not put it down.