Pearly Laurel feels utterly alone after the death of her beloved husband of thirty-five years, and has no desire to go on living...until she was going through her husband's belonging and came across a tattered list. It was a wish list of all the things he wanted to accomplish before he died. Pearly decided she owed it to her husband to fulfill the list and add a few of her own before she died. God had other things in mind.
This was not an easy book for me to read because there was little chance of remaining detached from Pearly. Using superb skills, Lisa Samson pulled me into the very thoughts of a freshly widowed woman. The details were incredible: I could see the dust settle in the empty house, taste the bitter shaving cream on the mirror, and feel the comfort of Joe's shirt. To be a bystander was impossible.Pearly develops from a woman focused solely on her husband to an individual, a friend, and a mother. As always, Samson's characters make the story come alive. There is nothing better than a fresh perspective on life. Find it within the pages of The Living End.
This is a great read. I have read every Lisa Samson book that I know of and loved them all. I like her writing because she shows real people struggling to find faith and with lives that are not perfect. This book was so good I read it in three days (when I probably should have been doing other things).