Wednesday, November 13, 2013

And Life Comes Back - Book Review

Tricia Lott Williford Book


When I read And Life Comes Back, it was extremely emotional for me. Having lost my father when I was young, it transported me back to that time in my life - but with a little bit of insight to what my mother must have been feeling.

I never really understood what my mom went through when he died.  She got up every day, went through the motions of our life and always had a smile, hug and words of encouragement for my brother and I.  If she was feeling down, she never let it show to us.  Not that I thought she wasn't affected by it, but I guess she just focused so much on OUR grief and making sure WE were ok (which of course, we weren't) that I never really thought about how she must have been feeling (I was a teenager - teens are selfish).

Reading And Life Comes Back was a huge eye opener for me. Maybe now that I have children of my own, or maybe because of the glimpse into the raw emotion that Tricia Lott Williford shares in her writing. But after all these years, I finally see everything that it must have taken for her to pick up and go on day to day.

This book is not fiction, it is a true account of her life after loss. It offers readers a glimpse into her heart, her mind and also tips on how to be with someone when they are grieving (and some of what NOT to do).

I will warn you though - while I loved the book, I cried through the majority of it.


You can read more from Tricia on her blog and look for "And Life Comes Back" when it is released this February.

ISBN: 9780307731982
Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Release: February 18, 2014

16 comments:

  1. Sounds like a very touching book! I'll make sure to grab a copy when it comes out.

    So sorry for your dad :(

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  2. It sounds like a tear jerker but uplifting at the same time.

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  3. So sorry about your dad:( I can't even imagine how difficult it must be to lose a parent or a spouse. I love books that bring out emotion so I will be putting this book on my to be read list.

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    1. Thank you, Jonnie. I'm excited for you to read it. :)

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  4. That is one of the hardest things anyone can go through. I'm adding this book to my list.

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    1. Thank you, NPC. I'm honored that you'll join the journey.

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  5. Wow, this gave me little chills reading your post. I lost my mom suddenly and tragically when I was 14 and I have a feeling I would feel similar emotions as you did while reading it. I am likely setting myself up for a cry fest, but think I may grab this book. Been looking for one that will really hook me in. Thanks for sharing.

    ps - sorry for the loss of your Dad xo

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    1. thanks so much, and for your's as well Crystal.

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    2. Crystal, I am honored that you'll choose to read my book. I hope the journey will encourage you with hope. Blessings in your reading. ~ t.

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  6. Ashley, what an honor! Thank you for reading And Life Comes Back, and thank you for your honest, gracious review. What an unexpected outcome, that you may know your mom more deeply. Wow. I am expanding my site to include readers' stories, and I hope you'll consider contributing yours. So many blessings to you, my friend.

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    1. Tricia - thank you so much for visiting my blog. I would be happy to post this on your site! It means a lot that you would personally visit. Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

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  7. Wow this looks like a great read! Thanks for the review

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