➦I’m glad I finally found the time for some older releases. I absolutely adored this book and it’s definitely going on my favorites shelf!
➦I’ve read Meghan Quinn’s romcoms before and I love her sense of humor. Here, however, she managed to write an emotional story with a powerful message AND make it humorous in some parts. It was really a perfect blend of humor, angst and romance. I laughed, cried and hyperventilated.
➦It’s a story following four people who get into the Dear Life program, which is supposed to help them learn to find themselves and “prove their existence.” They end up finding support and friendship in each other as well as love. It’s about healing, moving on and embracing life. Loved it!
“Four lives. Four stories. Four sets of letters. Four brave souls in need of guidance while facing life’s greatest challenges.”
“Dear Life” by Meghan Quinn was such a phenomenal story and unlike anything I have read to date. It was absolutely amazing and when I say amazing, I mean amazing. When I finished the book all I could think of was how brilliant it was and sadness that it ended, because I kept wanting more and more and more! I know it’s only the start to the year, but I’m going to put it out there; this book will be hard to beat for me this year. That is how much I loved it. I will be recommending this book to each and every person I know.
This story is about sorrow, anguish and surviving the ultimate heartbreak; after you’ve hit rock bottom, comes healing, belief, and hope. This story is not an easy one to read. I am warning you, it is positively gut-wrenching and shook me to my absolute core. It will make you cry and will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions, but it is well worth the ride.
“Dear Life” is written from the point of view of each of the four main characters; Jace, Hollyn, Carter and Daisy. I loved each and every character, because they each brought something unique and enthralling to this story. They all have their crosses to bear and are struggling in their own way to overcome their adversities and to ultimately learn to live again.
“You bring four strangers together who know nothing about each other and expose their brokenness, their common heartbreaks, and give them a reason to breathe.”
“Dear Life” is a program that is designed to help individuals overcome trauma, personal fears and any other obstacles that life has thrown your way. This program is the first step to taking back your life and being in charge of any situation. All participants of the program heal through writing anonymous letters to Life.
“Prove your existence. That’s your new motto to live by. What did you do today to prove your existence, what are you doing tomorrow to prove your existence in this world.”
“Dear Life” is probably the most real book I have read in a really long time. The problems are real, the emotions are real and I know the heartbreak I felt for each of these characters was real. This story for me really encompassed the importance of finding that support to help pull yourself out of the mire in your darkest hour. I recommend this story to absolutely everyone. The writing was, well, …. simply divine. I was taken on an amazing journey which the author has so beautifully and articulately created for her readers. This is one unforgettable story that I can’t wait to re-read.
About the Author
Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.
Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.
Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!