Today marks the start of a new month and a new season of reading…Fall, or Autumn as some prefer to all it. To me, it’s a time for family and friends to come together and enjoy the holiday spirit that seems to hang in the air all around us; a time when Mother Nature is using her paintbrush to provide us with a kaleidoscope of color, if we only take a moment to appreciate her work. In Florida, we don’t get quite the plethora of “color changing leaf” scenes, but thanks to a good Twitter friend of mine, my desktop wallpaper is decked out gorgeously…allowing me a small window to a place (well, not exactly the place, but up North no less…) I use to know. Here’s hoping the weather is behaving and displaying its best for you no matter where you are today. To all those ravaged by
Just because everyone else thinks you should be over it, doesn't mean you are.
Last year, Sarah's best friend Jamie died in a freak accident. Back then, everyone was sad; now they're just ready for Sarah to get over it and move on.
But Sarah's not ready to move on. She can't stop reliving what happened, struggling with guilt, questioning the meaning of life, and missing her best friend. Her grades are plummeting, her relationships are falling apart, and her normal voice seems to have been replaced with a snark box. Life just seems random: no pattern, no meaning, no rules - and no reason to bother.
In a last-ditch effort to pull it together, Sarah befriends Jamie's twin brother Emmett, who may be the only other person who understands what she's lost. And when she gets a job working for the local eccentric who owns a Christmas tree farm, she finally begins to understand the threads that connect us all, the benefit of giving people a chance, and the power of love.