A Matter Of Faith
The Color Of A Silver Lining by Julianne MacLean is such a beautiful contemporary love story. It is a love story with a difference as it is about the unending love that two mothers have for their children.
The story is heartbreakingly beautiful with its raw emotions. “All I wanted to do, was love my daughter.”
The novel is a study in unending grief. “There are no words to console me.” There is nothing anyone can do or say to make the grieving person feel better. Life has changed and will never be the same again. You survive as best you can. “Nobody can push you to be ready. You’re ready when you’re ready.” It’s one day at a time.
Grief ties in with guilt and forgiveness and blame. People tend to blame themselves and others for things they did or didn’t do. Guilt weighs heavy and forgiveness seems far away. As lives crumble, so families are torn apart.
The novel is not without hope. A hope of heaven. A hope that death is not the end. A hope that death is not the final ‘goodbye’ but a ‘see you later.’ Some are sceptical. Others are more open. Julianne MacLean shows how we need to view the world through the eyes of a child. We need their faith, their awe and wonder, their honesty and their trust.
Trust is another theme. Trust needs to be earnt and built upon.
Julianne MacLean has written a beautiful story. It is heartfelt. It tears at the reader’s emotions. Written in the first person, from three different points of view, the reader becomes intimately acquainted and involved in the action.
I always love Julianne MacLean’s stories. They are works of great beauty that speak to my heart and soul.
A delightfully wonderful story.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.