Thursday, 22 May 2014

Book review: Safe and Sound - T.S. Krupa

When Jill met Jay Greenfield she knew she had found her forever love. She was a kindergarten teacher, he was a high-powered attorney and their lives were perfect. But when a tragic accident takes Jay’s life, this young bride is left to pick up the pieces.

Jill finds herself a young widow facing multiple decisions she thought she had a lifetime to decide. With support from her childhood best friends, Lanie and Stella, Jill attempts to piece her life back together. With nightmares plaguing her dreams and the struggles of constant grief over Jay’s passing, Stella and Lanie keep near constant vigilance over her.

In the process of settling the estate, Jill learns that her husband was not quite the man she thought he was. She finds herself transported to the small beach town of Oak Island, North Carolina. But the fairy tale ending she envisioned no longer exists. She must face the reality that Jay is gone as she finds herself having a chance at love one more time.

Safe and Sound follows a yearlong journey of love, loss, friendship, and conquering the unexpected.

My opinion.
When I first read the blurb and heard some reactions to Safe and Sound, I was sure I wouldn't be able to stop crying... and might even stop enjoy reading because of it. The opposite happened.
Yes, Safe and Sound is an emotional read about a very gripping topic. Will the subject of losing a loved one affect you? Yes. Will you get completely caught up in Jill's story and start (mentally) supporting her? Yes. But just like Jill herself, you won't be in a constant state of near-depression. When she feels sad and she breaks down, I promise you, you will too. But when she feels hopeful and supported, so will you.
T.S. Krupa takes you an amazing journey, along with her characters. Together with her two friends, Jill is looking for a way to pick up the pieces. She thought she lost everything, but with the help of her friends she's starting to pick up the pieces - realizing bit by bit what she still had, and figuring out what it is she wanted to do next.
Oh, and I really like the cover. I didn't pay much attention to it before I started reading, but after finishing the book, I realized it suits it perfectly.
Safe and Sound is a wonderful debut novel - I'll definitely be on the look out for more T.S. Krupa -reads!

Be sure to check out the author interview with T.S. Krupa
at the wonderful Isabell's book blog:

Name: Safe & Sound: A Novel
Author: T.S. Krupa (Twitter/ Facebook/ website)
Format: kindle edition
Pages: 312 pages
Release date: 1st January 2014
Publisher: Advantage Media Group

Thank you so much, T.S. Krupa, for the opportunity
to read and review Safe and Sound.
I really enjoyed it and I'm excited for more!

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