- File Size: 2125 KB
- Print Length: 263 pages
- Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (June 24, 2014)
- Publication Date: June 24, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00HDY0N1W
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #588,055 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Lily Love Kindle Edition
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We are taught that after the “I do” in order to complete the happily ever after, two become three. What happens with the third takes over everything you ever knew? Demanding time and attention. When Caroline fell in love with Peter she thought it was for better or worse. When worse become a never ending uphill battle it was Caroline left to stand strong, alone.
Reading Lily Love I was able to relate to the struggle even though I am not a parent. Caroline’s story, regardless of the players, sadly has become the norm for many. In a society where everything has become disposable, even relationships, someone is left to pick up the portion left behind. Lily becomes the secondary character, as Caroline finds a way to recycle her past while caring for the one person that holds her love, unconditionally.
Lily Love is an outstanding follow up to Maggi Myer’s first book, The Finial Piece, and a book that demands attention. This book is not only entertaining, it is a beacon of hope for all that have lost their way caring for others. Its ok to feel, its ok to be angry, and its ok live, because unless you are the best you can be you can never be the best for others.
Many of us have pondered the "What If's" in our own lives, and author Maggi Myers courageously dives into another oft not discussed "What If". What if your child and your marriage were diagnosed as "disabled" all at once? What if "for better or for worse" meant "if the kids are healthy and we still like each other"?
Take this journey with protagonist Caroline as she navigates through despair to self-discovery. Life doesn't always turn out the way we hoped. Often, it's downright unfair. The good news, though, is there's always room for love.
I cried ugly tears for Caroline. I can relate to how she is feeling as a woman dealing with uncertainty and what ifs and why me! It's raw and real. We may not want to admit to how we feel, it may portray us as selfish or uncaring, but again, it's the reality of facing life altering paths and the lives we NEVER pictured for ourselves.
I am not the mother of a special needs child, but the candor that this is written in made me appreciate the woman that Caroline is trying to be. Caroline loves her child with every fiber of her being that much is clear, but at the end of the day, she is human. To say that you never experienced the emotional ups and downs in ANY situation, you would be lying! It may not be the "PC" way to deal with things but again, we are human and these less then optimal feelings do happen. It's our way to try to work through them. But again, the love that Caroline has for her daughter is always at the very core.
What I appreciated, is that you saw Caroline grow. She learned from her mistakes and took ownership, accepted the situations but at the same time decided not to be a prisoner to them. She may not have chosen this life, but she does have the power to make the best life that she can for herself and Lily. She pulled her self up, brushed her self off and, eventually, got her groove back!
I highly recommend Lily Love, it's a book that everyone should read!
Rating: 4 stars
Reading Lily Love had me living through Caroline's struggles and trials of accepting and moving forward with having a child with special needs. The communication between Lily and Caroline took my breath away it was so heartwarming. I found myself missing Lily throughout the middle of the book, but understood Caroline's need to care for and love herself again. This is a journey of self-discovery and understanding for Caroline that she can't hold back anymore. This story is inspiring and real as I found myself crying during touching and sometimes difficult times on Caroline and Lily's journey. Peter made a huge turn around for me, where I was first bitter regarding his actions and them warmed by his protection for his daughter (Lily) and Caroline. Tate has a beautiful heart and you can see how he and Caroline got together perfectly, almost too perfectly. Some of the lines he said to Caroline seemed kind of corny, yet we're cute at the same time. I also found myself missing Max (Caroline's friend). I thought he played a large role in helping Caroline look at herself through less foggy eyes and shortly after Caroline met Tate, he was gone. So I would've liked to have seen more of his continued involvement in Caroline & Lily's journey. This was a great family and love story. Give this a try!!
Top international reviews
It has been written so sensitively and will be appreciated by any parent especially female ones.
Written with live and drew the reader in and took them.on a journey of acceptance