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Saturday, September 19, 2020


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Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we're shining the spotlight on a Fiction title released a few months back that takes the loss that death creates and turns it inside out.  No, really.  It puts us smack dab in the middle of two lives on the way to becoming one...until...well, IT happens, and then the world shifts on its axis and neither are ever quite the same.  Ladies and gents, before I get in too deep, allow me to introduce today's ebook of choice...

Fiona J.R. Titchenell

About the book...
The Future Mrs. Brightside is an uncomfortably honest, sometimes hilarious, fiercely romantic prose ballad to the hideous beauty of love in good times and bad.

After a year of making beautiful music together, Chloe Hatherly thinks she’s more than ready to make the age-old promise to her bandmate, Jon. In sickness and in health, for better or worse. When the sudden death of Jon’s father forces the couple to postpone their wedding in favor of a funeral, however, their relationship veers rapidly off course from the ever after they’d both envisioned. Now living in her intended father-in-law’s memory-steeped house and acting as round-the-clock caregiver for her fiancĂ©’s worsening depression, Chloe finds herself afflicted with a songwriter’s block for which she’s only ever known one cure: leaving and writing a killer breakup song. Unlike the subjects of her past lyrical rants, Chloe can’t picture her life without Jon in it, and she begins to wonder if there’s a way to save the music she loves while keeping the vows she never had the chance to make — or if she and Jon have already been irrevocably parted by death, albeit not their own.


The opening lines up there...SAY IT ALL!

It's an usual book, exploring the BEFORE and AFTER of the main character's lives when a particular event occurs at the start. We get to know them as they were and as they are, and it works to build a more complete picture of both their relationship with each other as well as that which existed between them and deceased.  Trying to navigate the new waters that they are in though, is a tricky bit of business.  I mean, how do you pick up the pieces after losing someone you love?  How do you go back to celebrating the things that are while remembering all that has been?  

Honestly, I liked Chloe despite my original inclination to do the complete opposite.  She was odd and unusual; quirky in her own way and yet ironic, all at the same time.  My initial dislike wasn't anything personal per se, just a feeling that given the chance to inhabit the same space, I wasn't sure we'd be friends...but seeing someone in the throes of darkness, even if they were more shades of someone else's actual darkened journey, can change matters dramatically.  The way she strove to make things better for Jon.  The way she took care of him, even when he didn't know where to start or that he needed anything to begin with.  It went against her nature and though it drove her insane internally, she pushed herself until the bitter end was nearing, all to help the one she loved.

To me, it was a very inside look at life pre and post loss, the ups and downs, the fights and struggles, and the potential for finding your way ungracefully back to not only each other but your self...and really, what more could you ask of someone in that situation?  Being there for them, speaking the truths that need to be said, but also offering the shoulder to lean and/or cry on, can make the world of difference...and in time, their OWN time, they will find their way back to happiness once again.


About the author...

Fiona J.R. Titchenell is an author of Young Adult, Sci-Fi, and Horror fiction. She is represented by Fran Black of Literary Counsel and lives in San Gabriel, California with her husband, Matt Carter, and their pet king snake, Mica. She has also published under the initials F.J.R. Titchenell

Along with Goodreads, you can also find her at and


Special thanks to author Fiona J.R. Titchenell for the ebook for review.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, or their full body of works, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today.

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

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