There are books out there that really grab you. They help point you in a direction that you didn’t know you needed to go. For me one of those books is Dear Life. Dear Life is about four individual people who are at a crossroads in their life. Jace is a famous baseball player, Hollyn is a widowed waitress, Daisy is a very sheltered young woman, and Carter is a huge asshat. All four are linked by other people and in some instances don’t even know it.
While each person is participating in Dear Life for their own reasons you will see similarities in their need for the group. Jace is grieving due to a sacrifice he had to make. Hollyn is still grieving for her deceased husband, Daisy is hoping it will help her start living, and Carter is being forced to be there. Will this group be able to move towards their goals? Can they get past all the obstacles in their way?
It’s hard to write this review without giving up so much of the book and I believe this book needs open eyes. You may find something that I didn’t. The main point of the book is watching these four characters go through the Dear Life program. This program is meant to help you learn to live again. It’s meant to help you let go of the past, your fear, and grab hold of your future with open eyes and heart. Who doesn’t need that???
Meghan Quinn has written characters that are truly believable . They grab at your heart. You root for them, you cry for them, and you definitely cheer for them. This book slowly weaves itself into your heart, the characters are so real you feel as though you truly know them (and maybe you do have someone like them in your life).
I actually won this ARC and just knew I had to review it. As of right now you can pre-order Dear Life on Amazon here. It will be going live on January 5th. Right now it is only .99 so rush out and pre-order your copy. You will not be disappointed!!
My favorite quote is “Prove your existence. That’s your new motto to live by. What did you do today to prove your existence, what are you doing tomorrow to prove your existence in this world?”