"It's another make sure you have a box of tissues nearby story.
Andrews has created a true circle of life story, just the kind I personally love. Who we are, the choices we make, the support we receive, affect everyone. Part It's A Wonderful Life and part Lovely Bones, The Moment Keeper features characters who will impact your life for a long time.
Parallel life stories from two young women might shock some with the lifestyles of haves contrasting with the haven-nots. It may shame some of us who were guilty of being cruel at one time or another, and it will give more of us some real lessons on how to be a giver, no matter what stage of life. When at death a young woman is pulled into the afterlife with a special job, that of tracking and recording the moments of the life of another, the reader follows the journey of a privileged young girl, Olivia, growing in to adulthood. Along the way, Sarah, the Moment Keeper, shares her own struggle of life, tragedy, triumph, love, bullying, and mystery in a mirror image that almost feels voyeuristic.
Lovely tale. Kudos to Andrews for telling a very difficult story, and yes, there may be some predictability, but it was still a tearful joy to be part of the unfolding."
The Yearbook Series: Sue and Tom
Sue and Tom is a delightful second addition to the yearbook series. It's a story about love, trust, and second chances, with lots of laughter along the way. Reading this book was like a great night out with your girlfriends - you'll laugh, commiserate, and wait impatiently until you can meet again!
The Christmas Violin
Once again, Buffy Andrews tells a beautiful story that deeply moves you. After reading (and loving) The Moment Keeper, I couldn't wait to begin The Christmas Violin. Although the story was short, I've found myself thinking about the characters for days after. I can't wait to read the next book by Buffy Andrews, she is a masterfully storyteller who has an amazing ability to connect readers with her characters.
The Yearbook Series: Gina and Mike
When Gina and Mike were slow dancing at their 20th reunion the first song I thought of was "Dancin' Away With My Heart" by Lady Antebellum. People always say that you will never forget your first true love. I enjoyed that the book was about adults since a lot of the romance books I have read lately are about young college kids. I am looking forward to reading more books by this author.