Book Review: THIS IS NOT HOW IT ENDS by @rochellebweinstein
Genre: Contemporary Romance
After falling in love on a flight, Charlotte and Philip are settling into their new home and life together. Sure, Charlotte knew he traveled a lot for work, but will she be able to deal with the day to day reality of what that really means? After all, she’s already grief stricken and lonely after the recent loss of her beloved, single mom, so how will she cope with Philip’s elusive behavior? Do they have a future together, or is it time to move on with single dad, Ben? “Life throws shit at all of us, and it’s how we deal with it that defines who we are.” Due to the loss of my own mother two years ago, I was deeply moved by the portrayal of loss and grief suffered by Charlotte. As I’ve often wondered myself, “when the person who gives you life disappears, how do you go on living?” As Charlotte learns, the answer is day by day and sometimes minute by minute. What is her best path forward, and will she be able to forgive herself for hurting someone she loves? “Forgiveness is a gift. Life holds no guarantees. Happiness comes with risks.” Location: Islamorada, Florida and Kansas City, Missouri
I received an advance copy of this book. All opinions are my own.