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I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Book Review: Timepiece - Richard Paul Evans

Timepiece - Richard Paul Evans.

In The Christmas Box, we are introduced to MaryAnne, the widow whom Richard and his family live with and care for.

Timepiece is the story of MaryAnne and her husband David, their meeting, their courtship and marriage. We learn of their joys and their sorrows, including the death of their three-year old daughter Andrea, the inspiration of the Christmas Angel Statues.

I found myself rushing through the book, knowing full well that a child will die, and with hope to get through that part of the book quickly. However, when the time came, I found myself in an emotional turmoil as it paralleled my own experiences.

While I was grief struck by this book, I still highly recommend it. Richard Paul Evans stories have a way of striking a cord with his readers, and I'm sure that many others will agree.

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A couple of quotes in the book caught my attention:

"There is an oft-misunderstood statement: 'Misery loves company.' To some, it implies that the miserable seek to make others like unto themselves. But it is not the meaning, rather there is a universality in grief, a family of sorrow clinging to each other on the brink of the abyss of despair."

"I wondered if, in some unseen realm, MaryAnne was watching and was pleased that I had learned her lesson. That some things, like a parent's love, do last forever in a time and place where all broken hearts will forever be made whole. And if, in the silent vastness of a mysterious universe, or in the quietness of men's hearts, there is such a place as heaven, then it couldn't be more than that. "

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7 comments:

April said...

I will definitely have to check into this book...I've never heard of it, but am familiar with the author. Sounds like something I would like to read. Hope you're having a good day!

Yaya said...

I like the "family of sorrow" thought. Very true.

Michelle said...

Thank you for coming to my blog and introducing yourself. Yes, Kayla helps with the pain of our 2 babies lost. She was worth every second of pain and infertility. Now, I wouldn't change a thing.

blueviolet said...

I haven't read this one but I have thoroughly enjoyed his other books!

kel said...

I've read this... and it is so good!

Joc(e) said...

I totally agree with the author's interpretation in the first quote you shared...while some people do truly wallow, most just want to know they're not alone. Sounds like a very touching book.

Jenners said...

You had asked me about your book reviews and I was just looking through some and I think you do a good job. Not too wordy. You tell what you liked or didn't like and why. You share why some about you as a reader and what you bring to the book (always helpful). And I like that you shared some quotes -- gives you a feel for the writing of the book. I think you are doing great.