One Day At A Time
The Color Of Heaven by Julianne MacLean is a contemporary love story and incredibly beautiful. I loved it. Books entertain. Books educate. And once in a while a book comes along that is so incredibly beautiful that it takes your breath away. The Color Of Heaven is that book. As soon as it began, I was hooked.
“Then you see a light… You are no longer afraid and you know what lies ahead” was an intriguing opening. I immediately was hooked and wanted to know more. I was further drawn into the book by the hook “I’ll leave it up to you to decide if they’re [the events] real.”
The story is a love story. In fact it is several love stories. Love stories between couples and between parents and children. The whole book radiates love.
It is not all happiness though. Life happens and life hurts. “I knew the old ‘normal’ would never exist for us again.” The novel deals with loss. A loss that is so painful that it is denied, confined to the recesses of the mind. Grief is sensitively portrayed by Julianne MacLean and in its sensitivity there is great beauty.
The novel also has the theme of hope and resilience. “You keep fighting every day, and sooner or later, the grief fades a little.” Grief never departs, you just have to find your way and take your time to work through it.
The Color Of Heaven was written in the first person from two points of view and as such, the reader becomes intimately acquainted with the characters. We celebrate the joys, we mourn the losses.
The Color Of Heaven was a most beautiful book. It was so much more than just a story. It felt like the narrative of a friend and it penetrated my soul.
Breathtakingly beautiful and unique. I loved it.
The Color Of Heaven is part of the Spring Rain collection that releases on 14th March 2017.
Spring Rain is a collection of three totally unique stories that are united by similar themes. They are all compulsive reads and each delightful in their different ways. I loved each story and can highly recommend Spring Rain to warm your heart and speak to your soul.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.