What a timely blessing this book was! It is exactly what it claims; Words of comfort and hope for a sad heart. The author’s writing style is down to earth and honest, warm and friendly in a way that made me feel I was not reading her words, but rather, sitting down with her over a cup of coffee and receiving understanding and hope through a personal friendship. I loved the sections - perfect for times when reading large chunks is not easy, something that often happens when people are grieving or going through difficult times. I loved the way the author faced the reality of pain and struggles and then led them into triumph, hope and practical ways to reach a point of dancing in the rain. So clever the way she used rain, mud, seasons and weather. I was drawn in by her story in ten parts and eagerly anticipated each continuation. I felt hope again as I was reminded how not to let the enemy have victory. So practical and achievable with God's help! I loved the poems and anecdotes, both the personal stories and those of friends. So many gems and treasures in there (or should I say, in the author’s words, not silver linings, but golden linings on clouds). I loved the clear Gospel explanation at the end. I read aloud to my children some of the sections that had most touched me, during our nightly devotions. Some quotes made my heart jump as the truth struck me deep down. God brought this book to me at just the right time to remind me of His great love, His purpose in suffering and the great umbrella of hope we have in Jesus Christ.