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Come Fill Up My Cup

Come Fill Up My Cup by [Jean Murray Munden]

Come Fill up My Cup is a story of love between several couples but the most outstanding ones are Robin Lindsay and James Maclachlan. Robin and Jamie meet when James goes to visit his aunt Sarah. Robin is a 45 year old Canadian widow while James is mid-forties Scottish widower. The story is set in 1996. James lost his mother and his wife who died under mysterious circumstances. Robin and James fall in love but the ghosts of their past still haunt them.

The story is captivating from the start as the reader is introduced to Jamie and Sarah. Munden has created intriguing characters that are engaging from the beginning. Both Sarah and Jamie are suffering from the loss of their loved one but they each struggle differently. Next, readers are introduced to Robin who is also suffering a loss of a loved one. These three characters are unique and each one connects on different levels. The three handle their loss in various ways; Robin and Sarah are open and talk of their departed partners but James takes a very different approach. That part of his life is locked away and he hates talking about it. I thought that this was a great way to show how different people handle pain and loss and explores the nuances of the feeling surround such an immense shift in someone’s life.

Although James, Sarah and Robin grieve for their partners differently, it is evident from their actions that they loved and still love them. The author has also portrayed the importance of family in coping with pain, trauma and everyday life challenges. Kath and James are portrayed as the perfect definition of best friends and siblings. These two characters show that just being there for someone during a hard time is more than enough.

The author has done a great job in creating an immersive story with stimulating characters that were emotive and easy to relate to. The author uses simple language to tell a compelling story about people grappling with loss in the past and coping with a violent murder in the present. Come Fill up My CupĀ will appeal to readers who enjoy stirring dramatic fiction.

Pages: 264 | ASIN: B07PDNR8YB

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