From the back cover: “When your life falls apart—through a death, a lost relationship, a diagnosis—you want more than anything to know that your pain has a purpose. And that beyond your pain, a new day awaits. Tricia Lott Williford discovered this in a few tragic hours when her thirty-five-year-old husband died unexpectedly. In And Life Comes Back, she writes with soaring prose about her tender, brave journey as a widow with two young boys in the agonizing days and months that followed his death.”
Review: And Life Comes Back is the third memoir of young widowhood I’ve read in the past two months, so I think I had a bit of subject matter fatigue influencing my reaction to this book. I found it difficult to read at times, but again, I think this was simply the time at which I read it. This author has fabulous writing credentials, and several authors I admire (Marisa de los Santos, Donald Miller) gave winning blurbs to this story. So I defer to them and suggest that you give it a chance. Had I not agreed to give it a timely review, I would have waited. For now, I’m putting it on my pile to re-read in a few months, and I trust I’ll enjoy it much more the second time around.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.