Monday, January 12, 2015

Summer Symphony by Brandon Shire *Review & Giveaway*

Author: Brandon Shire
Length: 202 Pages
Publisher: TPG Books
Release Date: October 1, 2014

Blurb:
Martin Zoric had vivid dreams of fatherhood, of a small hand pressed to his, of pink dresses and girlish laughter. Then his wife had a stillbirth and his world fell apart.

He listened to the unwanted apologies, stood by his wife as was expected of him, and kept his fa├žade strong and firm for the entire world to see.

But does he have the strength to let go and really grieve?

When Ren Wakahisa landed in Croatia he was hoping to escape the cultural pressures put on him to conform. His family wanted him to forsake love for duty. They viewed his happiness as secondary to familial prosperity.

Does he have the courage to be who he wants to be? Or, will he yield to their wishes?

Summer Symphony is the story of how two men find their answers and what they learn about strength, and grace, and the endurance of love.
Review: 
I am a mother of 3 amazing and wonderful children. I was told while my son grew in my womb that I will never know love until I've had that of a child. That is true. To even think that any one of them were to be stillborn... well let's just say I can't. The loss of a child has to be the most painful loss there is. I wept for Martin in this story WEPT!

This is exactly how the title say: A Symphony. Brandon Shire set grief and love into a symphony. Emotionally suffocating at times to see Martin fracture KNOWING any minute, any minute now he's going to burst.

It takes great powerful all consuming love to help you heal and see hope. This story really does that. It leaves your heart sore in the best possible way
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Giveaway:
 You all get a chance to win this AMAZING book! Enter below! Contest will run until January 17th! Winner will be contacted via email so be sure to check your spam.

Thank you Brandon for sharing your talent with us and for this generous giveaway.


 
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9 comments:

  1. I have heard great things about Brandon's books.

    ShirleyAnn(at)speakman40(dot)freeserve(dot)co(dot)uk

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  2. I've enjoyed every book I've read by Brandon, especially "The Value of Rain"
    This book, Summer Symphony, is on my wish list/to read list :-))

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  3. I recently started reading Brandon's blog but have not read any of his books yet,

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  4. I haven't read any of Brandon's books before, but I'm looking forward to it!

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  5. New to me author. Sounds like a powerful read. Thanks for the chance

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  6. I am pretty new to his writing and Summer Symphony is one of Brandon's books on my wish list, so thank you for a chance to win a copy

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  7. Listening To Dust, The Love of Wicked Men (Part One) are awesome books! getting ready to start Afflicted and Afflicted II. thank you for the chance at the giveaway!


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