Beautiful, Emotional Overdrive
A Curve In The Road by Julianne MacLean is a contemporary novel that deals with grief, betrayal and learning to live again. I read it in just one sitting. It was totally beautiful and heart wrenching. Tissues were needed as my emotions were shot to pieces.
Julianne MacLean writes novels that go straight to the heart. Her characters are realistic and likable. Dealing with grief is complex. We go through a range of emotions. “I’m so angry… Yet I can’t bear his absence.” Anger is normal. We hate the person for leaving us to cope alone. “Part of me wishes he were alive so I could kill him myself.” This paradox is totally understandable – in our hurt and pain we just want to lash out but really all we want is the arms of our loved one around us again. Grief stinks. We just need to work our way through it in whatever way we can.
Of Love And Friendship
The Color Of A Christmas Miracle by Julianne MacLean is a heart wrenching story surrounding the topic of infertility. When having a baby becomes the sole focus, it drains everyone and cracks in relationships start to appear.
The novel is about friendship and families, support and kind hearts. Both love and sadness radiate from the story.
There are the themes of hurt and forgiveness. Forgiveness frees us from the bondage of bitterness, consuming us from the inside out. The effects of forgiveness can be far reaching.
Second chances, new beginnings and hope all feature within this beautiful novel.
The Color Of The Season by Julianne MacLean is a bittersweet romantic novel which I loved.
There are many themes including that of grief. “Maybe I’m floating in a sea of grief where I can’t see the shore.” Grief hurts. Grief is raw. There is the grief of a loved one’s passing and the grief of missed opportunities.
Life is so much more than we can see and feel. Sometimes things happen with no logical explanation.
There is the theme of healing – actual and a healing from the past.
Past events may haunt the present and future. “The future doesn’t have to be dictated by the past.” The past has gone. It cannot be altered but we can learn lessons as we move into the future.
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.