Wow!!! This book was like none I have ever read before. Katie Ganshert delves into raw emotions with a soul survivor story that is sure to be a "Best Seller". What would it feel like to be the only survivor of a tragedy and what would you do when one of the victim's daughter reaches out to you? Find out the answer to this and MUCH MORE when you read this incredible book.
This is in my opinion an amazing book. Thought provoking. Soul searching. Heart wrenching.
So many of us are plagued by the same questions. Searching for the same answers. Wondering what results would have come from a different path. I really enjoyed the journey this books took me on. Made me ponder the vastness of life and the authority that God has. So often we are so self focused. Our own world, our paths, even though we try to expand and broaden them, they will never encompass the world. Think of it. Try not to be blown away. Envision the struggle.
Often times we ask ourselves Why do bad things happen? We dont always get to see the why. The big picture. We ache to. We make ourself dizzy with the effort. This book allows us to broaden our horizons and see that big picture we ache to see. Although its hard sometimes and we dont always agree with what we see, the interweaving of it all, the effect, is magnificent. You cant help but be drawn.
With characters that are well written and relatable, I couldnt help but watch the story unfold. I truly couldnt put it down. Hard to watch but hard to look away. The heart ache of survivor guilt. The inability to see the why that the character goes through. Well, I could gush on and on. Suffice to say I found this book highly recommendable. Snag your copy and don't forget to add some tissues.
*I was given a copy of this book as a gift andvoluntarily reviewed it*
This book brings into your life broken, real people who learn to live and survive with one another.
I loved the character development, the dynamics of their inner thoughts, expressed so eloquently for us as readers, and with their emotions conveyed so effectively. You felt like you were walking their journey with them, and sharing in the wonders and experiences.
The thought provoking concepts brought out in a fiction story, and how the author helped us ponder how God's actions and accidents/tragedies really fit with the character of who God is, and how He fits in our lives, as a loving, merciful, kind God, while being a God who judges, rules, and controls our world.
It has twists, turns, and fun surprises as their lives open up. Not many books tackle the thinking of broken, vulnerable people in such relevant and connected ways. Autumn, the sole survivor of a train wreck, deals with guilt, grief, shame, moving on, and living a normal life. While Paul, a counselor, and father of two, whose wife died in the tragedy shows his grief in a few outbursts, the inability to interact with his daughter's emotional needs, and it seems his attempt to deal with his grief. The concept of connectedness in community is developed as you meet relatives of those lost that tragic day.
I loved this book. I was blessed to be a part of the launch team, and very intrigued by the title. Katie Ganshert is a new author to me, but I will be seeking out her other books to read.
Sure to resonate with readers, Life After is a poignant and powerful tale! With its ripped-from-the-headlines plot, this compelling story kept me engrossed as I read and beckoned each time I set the book aside. Katie Ganshert deftly brings her characters to life, and my heart ached for Autumn and the Elliotts. Their struggles and emotions were real and raw, and I loved the beauty and complexity of their journey!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. No review was required, and all thoughts expressed are my own.
As shocking as it may seem, life doesn't go back to normal after a huge tragedy in our lives. And on a side note everyone's definition of a tragedy is different. Autumn Manning has experienced a life altering tragedy that still holds her life in it's ugly grip and won't let go. Paul Elliot on the other hand it means moving on and letting go. He hasn't had too much trouble moving on and he wants everyone else to do the same.
I felt sorry for Autumn from the start. I have been through a death in my life that kept me in a very dark, desperate place for many years. It is such a suffocating place to be and to find peace in that place is near impossible. For many years I prayed that God would help me out of that place because I was ready to move on.
Paul and his stance sort of worried me from the beginning because I felt like he was trying to cover something up. This book is an amazing book with an eye catching story line. It is definitely NOT a boring read. It full of action and suspense. I loved it!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.