In short, AMAZING! This is one of the best feel good - happily-ever-after - books that I have ever read!
The prologue had me in tears - how could it not? A dying mother reading to her eight year old daughter from the goodby journal she had written as her husband looked on. I was so tempted to stop reading the book. Who wants to start crying during the first couple pages of the book? Not me, that's for sure! But I decided to keep reading hoping the worst was behind me. It was.
There were still a few emotional moments - it's a book written around cancer, there's going to be emotions - but there were more smiles, laughter, and warm-fuzzy moments to make the tears seem worth it.
Gray is a widower raising a very sweet, loving, way-older-than-her-nine-years daughter. The last thing he wants to do is go to a cancer support group with Sadie, his daughter. But Sadie wanted to attend, so off they went. That's where they met Annabelle, a cancer survived. Annabelle is in charge of making a quilt for the support group that will be auctioned off to raise money.
Sadie and Annabelle hit it off. They were like two peas in a pod. Gray, and Sadie, fell head-over-heels in love with Annabelle. Only one problem. Gray was terrified of Annabelle. At first.
Through out the story there are letters from Jenna, Grays wife, to Sadie (letters from the goodby (remember me) journal that she wrote). They were so sweet. Not sad or out of place. They helped to make the book real. Special.
The ending was awesome. And the epilogue was over the moon GREAT!
You will truly be blessed by reading this book.
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About the Author
Sandra D. Bricker was an entertainment publicist in Los Angeles for more than 15 years, where she attended school to learn screenwriting and eventually taught the craft for several semesters. She became a best-selling, award-winning author of Live-Out-Loud Fiction for the inspirational market, authored books such as the Jessie Stanton novels, and was best known for her Emma Rae Creation series. Over the years, as an ovarian cancer survivor, she spent time and effort toward raising awareness and funds for research, diagnostics, and a cure. Sandra lived in Toledo, Ohio before her passing in 2016. She is remembered online at SandraDBricker.com.
--This text refers to the paperback edition.
--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B01ES91S18
- Publisher : Abingdon Fiction (17 September 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 2787 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 256 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 142675275X
- Customer Reviews:
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Teresa E. Snyder
Over the moon GREAT book!Reviewed in the United States on 18 September 2013
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Raw Edges, a great titleReviewed in the United States on 19 November 2020
I had a hard time starting this book, not because of any similar experience with myself or a loved one in a similar situation. I’m a nurse, and, have dealt with loss of many a favorite patient or family over my 44 years as a nurse. I loved the beautiful connection you, the author, made between mother and daughter through the journaling, beautiful bible verses, and quilting to honor the love and memories for the family left behind and the new family beginning. Though my mother and I did not have a loving connected relationship, I somehow have come to believe and have hope she loved me in her own way, and feel some sadness with forgiveness for her now. Thank you for your beautiful story.
Don't miss this heartwarming story!Reviewed in the United States on 23 September 2013
I have read almost all of Sandra Bricker's books, and laughed my way through most of them. The girl knows how to create wonderful characters and tell a story! But with this new book, Ragged Edges, Sandra has created her most unforgettable characters to date. (And, I believe, reveals some insights into her own personal life.) It has to be extremely difficult for an author to write of cancer, loss, and love and still weave a story so heartwarming that you don't want it to end. Yet Sandra accomplishes exactly that. Once you read this book, you will never forget Jenna, Sadie, Essie, Annabelle, and Grant. Don't hesitate to purchase this book. It will bring tears to your eyes, make you laugh, and lift your spirits. This is a sweet, wholesome love story.
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Life, not the quiltReviewed in the United States on 28 September 2016
This book will speak to anyone who has been affected by cancer in any of its forms. A memory quilt to honor victims and survivors of ovarian cancer bring together a survivor and a grieving widower and his young daughter. Quilting fever is in the air and Annabelle and Sadie fall prey to the disease. As they work together learning to make the quilt, they build a special bond that brings healing to both of them and Sadie's father. This is a story of faith, hope, and healing that smooths out life's raw edges for this trio of survivors as they work together on a quilt without raw edges.
Wonderful heartwarming bookReviewed in the United States on 17 March 2014
This is the first book I've read by this author and I absolutely loved it! I loved how she wrote it. The Book Description tells all that is needed without telling too much. Once I started reading it, I kept turning pages, one right after another, to see what would happen next. I didn't stop until I finished the book. I loved Grayson and Annabelle's story. Then their was Sadie, Grayson's young daughter. What an adorable, funny and loveable little girl. Who could not love her. This is such a wonderful book, one that I put on my Read Again list. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK! .