Monday, March 13, 2017

Garden of Goodbyes by Faith Andrews

Cover Design: Marisa-rose Shor / Cover Me Darling
Release Date: March 13, 2017
Loss, betrayal, addiction . . . on their own, each of these heartaches can break you, but mix them all together and the concoction will ruin you. When I closed the door on my past I didn’t expect it to come back and haunt me. But when you’re the sole person who can save the only man you’ve ever loved, you rush through that door, face your fears, and pray for the best. Only, anything good has been long forgotten. In its place is destruction, devastation and enough regret to last a lifetime. I was appalled when she called for my help. I went willingly in hopes to make things right. But I never expected this. A broken man, a hopeless future, the beginning of the end. She’s to blame for the mess of a man in front of me and I’m to blame for walking away. Can things ever go back to the normal the three of us once knew? Or am I too late to fix the damage we’ve caused together?

Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆  

The intensity of this read was, at times, overwhelming.  It was gritty and real: no fluffiness in sight.

It is a story about addiction: the battle it brings, the impact on those around you and the events that led you to that point.  It is a story about wanting to wanted after being ignored and abused most of your life and what you will do for that attention.  This was Eden, Lennox and Violet's story.  Each of these characters have reasons for their actions and not all of them you will appreciate or be able to appreciate.  It would be easy to make Violet out to be the villain of the piece but she is more complicated than that.

This book got completely under my skin and will stay with me for a long time.  It is not a comfortable journey and it will force you to confront hard issues.  Yet the writing flows in such a beautifully woven way that pulled me in.  An exceptional piece of writing.

Winner's Choice of a $50 Amazon Gift Card & Signed Paperback of Garden of Goodbyes OR a 6 Month KU Subscription
About the Author
Faith Andrews is living out her dream right outside the greatest city in the world, New York City. Happily married to her high school sweetheart, she is the mother of two beautiful and wild daughters, and a furry Yorkie son named Rocco Giovanni. When she’s not tapping her toes to a Mumford & Sons tune or busy being a dance mom, her nose is stuck in a book or she’s sitting behind the laptop, creating her next swoon worthy book boyfriend. Coffee addict, lover of wine and cheese, and sucker for concerts and Netflix, Faith believes in love at first sight and happily ever after.    
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