Comfort in the Wings

Larissa Whitcomb is no stranger to loss. After the death of her daughter, the disappearance of her son, and the end of her marriage, she finds herself in a state of grief so overwhelming, it’s hard to cope. Just when she thinks that everything is returning to some form of sanity, there is another truth to drop that shakes her core. Our story follows Larissa as she tries to piece together the fragments of her once idyllic life and the resilience and hope she learns along the way. Kind strangers, positive affirmations, and seemingly out of nowhere symbols of peace, Larissa finds her grief waning at unexpected moments. Though it can never be forgotten, we find that it can become less of a burden to bear.

Be still my heart- as it was broken several times in the reading of this book. I laughed, I cried, and I hoped right along side Larissa it seems. Jennifer Collins does such a great job of illustrating the process of grief in her book, Comfort in the Wings. With the apt descriptions and inner monologues of the main character, each chapter brought on a new level of empathy in me as a reader. I could tell that there was a lot of work and research that went into this book as overly unidentified processes were brought to light and how cruel they can be to a grieving family. Jennifer Collins did not want to skip any part of Larissa’s mourning and it shows.

I’d give this book a 5/5 from pure emotion alone. Of course, there are other aspects to my rating; character development, plot, and realism are all impeccable- especially for a first time novelist. The key feature, as I mentioned above, is the emotion. This book will make you cry, whether it be in sadness or joy. I would recommend this book to all those who have experienced loss and even those who haven’t as the empathy the book gives you is truly astounding.

Pages: 310 | ASIN: B09GX4BXX7

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