Today Woman of Substance is reviewed by Andrea Coventry over at Uplifting Reads: http://upliftingreads.blogspot.ca/2013/02/woman-of-substance-by-annette-bower.html
Andrea **My thoughts**
“Being a larger woman, I found myself relating to Robin a bit more than Robbie. I have heard all of the same things, only much more brutally than Robin ever has to experience. I also related to Jake’s struggle in saying goodbye to his grandfather, having recently lost both my grandmother and my father. This story became much more personal to me than I had thought it would when I signed up for the tour.”
I appreciate Andrea sharing her experiences as a larger woman and also the loss of important members of her family.
When I wrote Woman of Substance I wanted to explore loss. Loss comes in so many ways and even the loss of preconceived ideas are beliefs that may be hard to relinquish and in that letting go we grieve.
But the loss of someone important in our lives is another concept all together. The immediate time of the loss is followed by the business of the details, followed by the knowledge that memory of love, and the impacts that have been made on our lives,are everything that we can take forward.
Stop by Uplifting Reads and if you don’t want to share a comment, take a moment and read the other comments and my answers. Perhaps you too will be nudged into joining Robbie/Robin, Jake and Frank on their journey.
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