Monday, July 8, 2019
Live Without You
Piper Redding is a loner, but lonely. Everyone she loves has abandoned her and opening her heart to others is just asking for more pain. She can’t help but blame herself for her brother’s tragic death six years ago, and in her guilt, she shuts herself off from the world. No one could love her—not even the God who promised to be there for her but wasn’t.
For paramedic Ezra Bryant, failure is not an option. He’s had enough of it, and only by God’s grace is he able to put it behind him. But when a traumatic event brings Piper’s greatest fear and Ezra’s failures to light, can they use that event to allow God to mend their broken pieces? Can love triumph over fear, and grace over guilt?
My thoughts: This was a beautifully written story of loss, learning to trust, and love that strikes on some deep topics throughout the course of the short story. I enjoyed getting to know Piper and Ezra as their friendship brought to light their heartbreaks and questions for God. The characters are delightful and I thought that the story was a beautiful one of God's love for us, even when life is tough. I appreciated the discussions that Piper and Ezra have together as they work through their grief and learn to trust God and forgive themselves. This is an excellent story to pick up!
I received this story from JustRead tours. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.
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Posted by Inklings and Notions at 8:46 PM
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