I read a lot of books, all different kinds of books. But this is the very first btook that made me cry since the beginning. “This Side Of Heaven” by Karen Kingsbury is the best cry worthy book I’ve ever read. Its heartbreaking, beautiful. I couldn’t put this book down. I also couldn’t just do my regular book reviews because I have to much to say!
This book is categorized Adult Fiction. And Christian fiction. I love that this book is a clean read. There’s no graphic bad scenes in it. But……this book is very powerful, and emotional. So if you hand this book off to your kid, and then in hour later you see her bawling her eyes out. Don’t be concerned. My mom found me on the couch at midnight last night sobbing. She wasn’t concerned though, she just laughed. It’s pretty normal for me to be crying about books. But not as much as last nights tears.
“Annie Warren always wanted the best for her son, Josh. But years of failure and bad choices created a heartbreaking distance that has grown far worse since the day Josh was hit by a drunk driver. Now on medical disability, Josh has put his life on hold for years, waiting for the insurance company to send a settlement that never seems to come. Worse, he believes the story of a scheming woman who claims they have a seven-year-old daughter named Savannah.
Despite the unlikelihood and complete lack of evidence, Josh dreams of being a father and is determined to one day claim the child. His family doesn’t know the full story. They don’t know what happened the night of the accident that was worth the chronic pain Josh suffers every waking minute, or that he is turning his life around. They haven’t seen that Savannah’s eyes are his, and they don’t know how desperately the little girl needs her family.
When the settlement that rightly belongs to Josh is threatened, Annie sets out to defend her son. But she might find a treasure more valuable than money, one she never expected, one that is the greatest gift her son could ever give her.”
Does that not sound heartbreaking? And the plot twist was not what I expected. I’m going to start crying just by thinking about it. But the thing is, even though I cried the entire time I read this, I would still recommend this to people. I want other people to experience what I did.
Also, I’m not just hormonal. My sister was the one who borrowed this book to me yesterday, and she cried too. I was also looking at reviews and everybody is saying how much they cried. I stayed up till midnight last night just to finish this book, and I was a mess after.
Friendly Tip:When Reading maybe read alone. Otherwise people around you might think your a little crazy.
I really hope you read this, and let me know when you do! Remember to keep tissues handy!