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Monday, 5 May 2014

Yesterday Mourning by Renita Bryant ~~Get the tissues!

Yesterday MourningYesterday Mourning by Renita Bryant
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Are you like me and a sucker for a great tear jerker?
Do you love one of those stories where it brings out so many emotions your are clutching your book, wiping tears constantly away as they roll from your eyes down your cheeks?
Then this book is for you.

This is Renita Bryant first book, and wow can she write!
As a reader I was drawn into this tale, the loss, the abandonment from her Father, the step sisters involvement. Her Father marrying just 7 months after her loss of her lovely beautiful Mother.

The story is told by different points of view. It wasn't a struggle to read it, even though I tend to try and steer away from this new style of writing with each chapter going over events, the same kind of events yet told by another person giving a different perspective on it. But actually it worked this time.

Its a remarkable first debut novel.

Yvette is a forty-one year old woman struggling to cope with losing both parents during her twenties—one to terminal disease and the other to life’s complications. Over the years, she learned to repress the pain of watching her mother die and the resentment of having her father casually walk out of her life. Now as she packs her bags to return to her Georgia hometown and the house where final goodbyes were never spoken, a growing sense of uneasiness intensifies. 

Vera is the kind-hearted stepsister Yvette never imagined nor wanted. She was an innocent teenager when Yvette’s father, the Pastor, entered her life. Although broken from the loss of his beloved wife and daughters, he found a way to give Vera the love and affection she so desperately needed. However, a childhood secret threatens to compromise everything Vera holds dear. 

When the Pastor’s health takes a turn for the worse, both daughters must decide if they have the strength and courage to no longer be confined to burdens of the past. Will Yvette overcome feelings of abandonment and forgive her father before it’s too late? Does Vera’s childhood secret hold the key to mending this family’s broken relationship? 

Yesterday Mourning is a heartfelt and poignant novella about two women learning invaluable lessons of forgiveness, love, loss and ultimately—peace. It is an impressive debut from an author with an authentic voice and a love for storytelling.

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