Dear Life by Meghan Quinn
Publication Date: January 5th, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Source: the publisher
Four lives. Four stories. Four sets of letters. Four brave souls in need of guidance while facing life's greatest challenges.
The anonymously published Dear Life program is designed to help them step outside of their comfort zones, face their obstacles, and relinquish their demons...and prove their existence.
With their lives teetering between wanting more and losing it all, all four souls dive into the program as a New Year’s resolution, sending them on a crazy, life-altering journey.
Please be kind.
Yours truly, Hollyn, Jace, Daisy, and Carter.
Amazon US | Paperback
You might know Meghan Quinn for her hilarious (and yes, sometimes wacky) humor. She does the romantic comedy really well, but she also nails the serious and the heartbreaking, too. While there are still elements of humor in Dear Life, the intensity of the situations and the emotions really shine through, leaving you thinking about this story long after it is finished.
Dear Life, the book, is a heartfelt and realistic look at four lives who have been changed or shaped by events beyond their control. Dear Life, the program, is about facing your fears and letting go of your grief to become the person you’re meant to be. Dear Life, the story, focuses on four members of the program and the reasons they attend the meetings. Some have suffered losses; others are just lost. Through the program, they are able to interact with others who are stuck or overwhelmed, are given the tools to move forward, as well as write letters to themselves about their experiences.
I loved everything about this story! From the characters and their histories to their progression through the program and their interactions, everything about it was amazing. The story flows brilliantly and I loved how it is layered and woven together. There is an underlying strength in each of the people this story follows. In truth, life may have knocked them down, but each of them is standing in their own way of getting back up. The strength lies in facing their problems head on and finally making progress. And that, right there, is what makes this book marvelous in my eyes.
While I am sad that Meghan had to go through a trying ordeal and heartbreak to be inspired to write this book, I am so happy that she came through her dark time and wrote this incredible story. Dear Life is a unique look at life’s troubles and the loving relationships that can come from taking a risk and putting yourself out there. It is refreshing to read something ‘different’ within the romance genre, where things can tend to become repetitive. I highly, highly recommend reading this–especially if you are craving something different, too.