The Five Stages of Falling in Love
Elizabeth Carlson is living in the pits of hell- also known as grief. Her husband of eight years, the father of her four children and the love of her life, died from cancer. Grady’s prognosis was grim, even from the start, but Liz never gave up hope he would survive. How could she, when he was... show more
Elizabeth Carlson is living in the pits of hell- also known as grief.
Her husband of eight years, the father of her four children and the love of her life, died from cancer. Grady’s prognosis was grim, even from the start, but Liz never gave up hope he would survive. How could she, when he was everything to her?
Six months later, she is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life and get the kids to school on time. Both seem impossible. Everything seems impossible these days.
When Ben Tyler moves in next door, she is drowning in sorrow and pain, her children are acting out, and the house is falling apart. She has no time for curious new friends or unwanted help, but Ben gives her both. And he doesn’t just want to help her with yard work or cleaning the gutters. Ben wants more from Liz. More than she’s capable of ever giving again.
As Liz mourns her dead husband and works her way through the five stages of grief, she finds there’s more of her heart to give than she thought possible. And as new love takes hold, she peels away the guilt and heartache, and discovers there’s more to life than death.
Publish date: 2015-01-27
Publisher: Reckless Siren Publishing
Pages no: 305
Edition language: English
Have your tissues ready for this one, ladies. There won’t be a dry eye left after reading about Liz–a mother of four and new widow–as she struggles to fight her way out of the all-consuming grief over losing her husband, and reconcile her feelings of unexpectedly finding new love. ‘One part would f...
Five Stages completely gutted me. I felt every iota of Liz and her family's grief for Grady. The pace of the romance is slow but perfect for the situation. Insta-love wouldn't have been fitting here and I'm infinitely grateful for the realism in this story. I spent a better part of this book with te...
4 to 4.5 “Learning To Live Again” Stars! “We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, 'Blessed are they that mourn,' and I accept it. I've got nothing that I hadn't bargained for. Of course it is different when the thing happens to oneself, not to others, and in re...
Just felt like both men in this book were too perfect. Liz's memories of her deceased husband paint him as a saint: the perfect husband, great father, wonderful and supportive. Equally, her new love interest Ben seems to have no flaws. He is the perfect man: handsome, unattached, doting, patient, ki...