ABOUT THE BOOK.
Suddenly Forever by Teresa Tysinger
On the outskirts of Laurel Cove, North Carolina sits a quiet lake tucked into gentle mountains carpeted with the brilliant colors of autumn. Grief binds the lake’s only residents into an unlikely family, where old and new love build a bridge between loss and hope.
For years, best-selling author Cora Bradford has worked tirelessly to tread the unrelenting waves of grief in solitude. That is until a new neighbor moves in down the road and threatens to disrupt what she’s carefully preserved of the life she once knew. Will God ever answer her prayer for peace and calmer waters?
Following a scandal, Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Luke Bassett escapes to the one place in the world he’s ever experienced peace—his mother’s cabin on the lake where he spent childhood summers. But the memory of her and the mistakes he made are hardly peaceful. To make matters worse, he gets off to a rocky start with his bitter, but breathtakingly beautiful, neighbor. Was running away from the life he’s always known the biggest mistake of all, or the beginning of something he never knew he wanted?
Spunky, opinionated, and recently widowed Ina McLean is alone for the first time in over ninety years. When Cora and Luke come together to care for their only other neighbor, Ina’s belief in God’s goodness through life’s ups and downs works to restore their hope in learning to live—and love—again.
There is this thing healing and soothing about two people brought together by their individual grief, who understand what it means to loose someone or something very dear that it feels like some days you just don’t want to get out of the bed. But healing also because the both of you are somehow on a journey to learn to live with the loss and move on. There is something absolutely unique and soothing about such relationships; meeting someone who understands loss and grief but who also wants to move on.
That’s the story Teresa Tysinger takes us on.
How can a book be so deep, yet soothing and amazing. This one captivated me completely. I loved the flow of the story. Tha author’s use of words was out of this world, the way she described things was simply amazing. The settings of the book and the way it was described was breathtaking, just like watching a movie.
I couldn’t decide which of the characters I loved more.
Cora, even in the misdt of her grief was sweet, kind, and loyal. I admired her greatly when she stepped up to take care of Ina despite her loss.
Ina! This feisty, full of life 93 year old woman brought all the fun into this book.
It was hard not to love Luke! He knew how to lay the charm on thick in a loving way. His heart was kind, his actions noble. I admired his patience with Cora and how he protected her.
I loved how God used their grieving to bring them together to heal and find life and love again.
I highly recommend this book to people going through the grief of loosing someone. It is very revealing.
I received a copy of this book and this is my honest opinion.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR.
Teresa Tysinger is an author of Southern Contemporary Romance inspired by grace. She writes on the fringes of being a wife, mom, and full-time communications and public relations professional. Her acclaimed debut novel, Someplace Familiar, released in 2017. Teresa is a member of ACFW, the Association for Women in Communications, and the Religion Communicators Council. She loves coffee, traveling, and prides herself in knowing and loving almost every genre of music. Born in Hawaii, raised in Florida, and educated in North Carolina, she now resides in Texas with her husband, daughter, and dog.