Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Saturday Night Widows by Becky Aikman

 

SATURDAY NIGHT WIDOWS was very well written and is perfect for those women who are experiencing this terrible part of life as well as anyone who needs a lift.  It may even help you know how to help someone in this situation.

Becky had the right idea about being a widow...do not sit around and dress in black and mourn.  Meet other women who share the same grief as you do, and when you meet, bring out the joys of life instead of constantly dwelling on the past.  The six friends in this book helped each other by telling their stories and then by helping each other move forward not backwards.  You will enjoy the dialogue and the excursions the friends shared.


I think anyone will benefit from reading this book because it helps the reader to understand grief, to know that there is help available, and that the best advice is to lift yourself up, meet others, and don't do it alone.  It is a quick, thoughtful read, and those who have actually experienced the loss of a husband will benefit the most.  It was a little difficult to connect with the content even though it could be applied to any grieving situation one may encounter, and  I honestly found myself skimming through the pages. 3/5


I received this book from the publisher with no compensation in exchange for an honest review.

12 comments:

  1. Let me know what you think when you read this book.

    Happy New Year!!

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  2. I've noticed this book a lot lately and will add it to my TBR list. Nice review!

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  3. This does sound thoughtful. I need to try to read it soon so I can pass it on to my mother. Happy New Year!

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  4. I just reviewed and read the ARC and totally agree with you. I enjoyed the book and took a lot from it. Glad you liked it.

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  5. Best wishes for a shiny bright New Year.

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  6. I just got this one in the mail...it does sound really good!

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  7. Hmm, sounds interesting. Might have to pick it up when I want to get emotional and then feel better. :) Happy New Year

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  8. I really liked this one too...my review will be up soon :) Happy New year!

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  9. It sounds interesting. I still have spots of grieving over my divorce.

    Love,
    Janie

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  10. This sounds really good. Thanks for sharing your review!

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  11. Well, I've never been a widow, thank God, but I did lose my first husband through divorce. I wish I had been a member of a group of divorced women back wheh this happened...but I didn't know of any at the time.

    Grief related to death is not quite the same as grief related to divorce, although of course there's a huge sense of loss in each case. This does sound like a very uplifting read!!

    Thanks for your thoughts! :)

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