I was not compensated for writing this book review. I received a copy of From Dust to Dust and a Lifetime in Between to facilitate my review. My opinions are 100% honest and 100% mine.
From Dust to Dust and a Lifetime in Between ($17.99)
Author: Katherine Ann Lee
Summary of From Dust to Dust and a Lifetime in Between
Growing up in a sheltered dream world in a little English town called Church Stretton, falling in love and getting married. That’s the way it should be, a future life that every little girl dreams of. A constant line, a perfect path to follow. That’s how all began, shortly before the 1920’s.
But that’s not how life is, is it? Life’s not always fair, and takes turns that are not understandable. And so it was that the first plunge into the deepest dark wasn’t far off. An icy cold blizzard hit me, leaving a trail of devastation, only to move on without any explanation. Life didn’t let me go, and getting back to my feet rewarded me with the greatest gift. Rocketing up, I touched the highest mountaintops of love.
But life doesn’t stand still and moments cannot be frozen. It moves on and tells its own tale It moves on and tells its own tale. It wasn’t long before I encountered the next fall.
Our yesterday’s fortune doesn’t belong to us anymore and what’s to come tomorrow isn’t ours yet. It’s only the now that is ours for a short moment.
My review of From Dust to Dust and a Lifetime in Between
This book is utterly amazing. I can’t tell you how many times I cried, like cried cried. Not teared up but needed a tissue. It’s that touching, that gripping, that real.
Before I get into the story of From Dust to Dust and a Lifetime in Between, there is one little issue with mechanics, like some punctuation and grammar mishaps but they are so insignificant in the whole scheme of things, it’s almost not worth mentioning. However, because I want to be completely honest and forthcoming, I feel obligated to mention it. While this sort of thing is generally a big issue for me (I’m a stickler that way), it in no way was a factor in my enjoyment of this book. Seriously.
I was pretty surprised at how deeply Mollie’s story affected me. I was moved by both the joys and the tribulations that she faced throughout her lifetime. Death and cancer were a huge factor in her life and her emotions in dealing with them were heart-wrenching.
The story of Mollie’s progressing dementia was particularly interesting, as I lost two grandmothers to Alzheimer’s — so I felt quite connected to that aspect of the story. Even as Mollie dealt with cancer affecting her family, I could relate, as my child had cancer as well as my father, who lost his battle.
As her debut novel, Katherine Anne Lee should be immensely proud of From Dust to Dust and a Lifetime in Between. It is an exquisite tale and Lee’s ability to touch readers’ hearts is remarkable. She is a gifted writer, and I will be looking to see if she writes more.
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