Good Grief by Jon Rance

Uplifting tale of two people looking for a future

My rating:  4 out of 5

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1 year after the death of his wife, Phil (aged 60) feels alone and lost.  Holly (aged 26) is just about managing to keep a brave face on after the sudden death of her husband, also Good Griefa year before.   This is the wonderful story of how they meet, and help each other.    A story of friendship, life as it really is, and how very different people can help one another.

I was completely involved in Holly and Phil’s stories, told in alternating chapters.  The characters are so real, that I just had to keep reading to see how things were getting on in their lives.  I smiled, cried and laughed with them, and put aside chores to keep reading!  Overall this is a book of hope, of overcoming the impossible and finding a future in life after bereavement – but most of all it’s the most wonderful story of two people. 

This book should have had a 5* rating from me, but due to the number of minor editing errors, I have given it 4*s.  However it speaks volumes about the book that, given the editing errors, not only did I finish the book, but I loved every moment of it!   

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