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on February 25, 2015

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The blurb

‘Today is my death anniversary. A year ago today I was still alive.’

Rachel, Max and their daughter Ellie had the perfect life – until the night Rachel’s heart stopped beating.

Now Max and Ellie are doing their best to adapt to life without Rachel, and just as her family can’t forget her, Rachel can’t quite let go of them either. Caught in a place between worlds, Rachel watches helplessly as she begins to fade from their lives. And when Max is persuaded by family and friends to start dating again, Rachel starts to understand that dying was just the beginning of her problems.

As Rachel grieves for the life she’s lost and the life she’ll never lead, she learns that sometimes the thing that breaks your heart might be the very thing you hope for.

What Lynsey said
I feel very bad that this book as sat on my kindle since release date last year without it being read so when we decided to read it for February Book club i was happy.

Straight into the story I’m mother like Rachel and I really felt for her watching her baby grow up without her I could not imagine leaving my two babies to grow up without me but if I did I would just want to go I could not imagine watching them not being there to hold,cuddle and wipe the tears away this book got to me and writing this part as brought tears to my eyes so not sure how Hannah held it together whilst writing this brilliant book.

I had to take breaks a lot in this book to compose my emotions never has a book made me feel like this I was an emotional wreck and reading it on the bus on the way to work was a big mistake as a few people stared at me whilst I was crying into my kindle.

The book is split into parts of the grieving process not just for those who are left behind but for rachel to. To be honest the first chapters I read my first thoughts was that rachel was very selfish but when I went to bed I thought about the book before sleeping and I realised I was wrong as me being up there in the clouds watching my two girls without me I would feel exactly the same but still at 65% into the book I still didn’t warm to the main character I think this is because of the subject matter of the book many times during my first night of reading I wanted to switch my kindle off as the book was too upsetting to read and I could not imagine me being in that situation as to me being able to see what Rachel sees would be like hell for me.

This book truly makes us appreciate what we have as you never know when our time will be up and so i will make as many memories as I can with my babies as when I’m up there in the clouds my head will be full of all my beautiful and amazing memories of my family

I never really warmed to this book yes it made me cry lots as its very emotional read and pulls at the heartstrings on every page and i can’t fault the writing as its beautifully written but i’m really not sure it was for me i get pleasure out of reading books i love reading but with this book i didn’t get any pleasure it made me too upset to read and i just wanted to put my kindle down and hold my two babies and never let them go

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