The Book Says:
This book is a collection of uplifting images that delve into the reflections of the human condition. These stories will cause you to think, laugh, and even cry at the beauty of emotional memories. You will smile at the thought of love lost and found again in “Paper Doll.” You will think about your life’s choices in “10:18.” You will cry tears of joy while reading about the hidden gift in “Winter Rose.” This is a must-have collection of thought-provoking reflections perfect for your bedside or the beach.
I say: J. W. Nicklaus has taken 15 short stories and combined them in this read. While the back cover says this is a perfect beach read, I for one find it more of a bedside or camp fire read. To me, it is a book to read alone so you can really absorb the words and get the full meaning behind each story… and each story is chock full of meaning.
Each warm mist of breath hung in the air like temporary lace, for seconds – not moments – seconds.~ from Winter Rose page 163
I was planning to pick out one story that touched me more than the others but as I sat to write this review I found that many of the stories touched me in different ways, for different reasons. Requiem for Linny was a bit close to home for me and I felt Bucks immense sorrow so much that I could feel myself sinking with him. In Winter Rose I imagined the small child afraid during time of great war and it takes my breath away to think of what some people have seen and experienced in their lifetimes.
This book will go with me to our cabin this next weekend. I am putting it in one of the guest rooms for friends to enjoy. What a great conversation piece and every time I go in to dust or put clean sheets on the bed and my hands graze across this cover, I can smile and remember my first time through a book called The Light, The Dark, and Embers Between.
See my friend Melissa’s incredible review of this book here at Reminder list
*I received this book as a ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) from Bostic Communications
I give this book a G rating