Garden of GoodByes by Faith Andrews
5 Buy Stock in Tissue Stars
Dear Reader - Let me start by saying, you should prepare for this book to gut you from top to bottom, it will break your heart and then put you back together. So while preparing make sure to add tissues, ice cream and wine to you shopping list.
Now, lock yourself in your bedroom or your favorite comfy spot to read and then devour each and every word on the page. See, I missed this memo, so I was reading Garden of Goodbyes in a hotel. Without the ice cream and in scratchy sheets. I sobbed. Completely and utterly broken. The tears running down my face burned and my heart was beating so fast.
I woke up with eyes so puffy and red that I couldn't even see. I'm not sure I'll ever be able to let this story go. My heart is broken and it will ache for a while. Lennox is the epitome real life. Eden is such a strong human. She lives and loves with her all, even though she can't see it. And Violet, I wasn't sure how I felt about her. There were times I hated her. I couldn't believe she was such an awful individual. But in the end, she tried. I'm not sure how I feel now, but it's less than hate.
I still feel numb writing this review days later. But, these words are such a beautiful account of love and sacrifice and I know if you take a chance, you'll see that too.
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?