Tag Team Event and Giveaway ~ I’m With You by Taylor Dean

Posted: March 29, 2016 in Contemporary Romance, giveaways, reviews
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This is a Tag Team Event hosted by myself and Sherry.

Read on to learn how you can win some books!

After reading my review, head on over to Sherry’s blog at fundinmental for more and check out her review. Two chances to win!

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I’m With You

by Taylor Dean

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My Review

The author reveals at the beginning that this book deals with the sensitive issues of baby loss grief. I’m very sensitive on this topic so it took me some time to read it.

I’ve enjoyed all of Taylor’s books, and I knew she’d take me down a hard path, sometimes dark, sometimes light.

Taylor Dean writes from her heart. You will feel all of the emotions; sadness, loss, hope, love. It’s always smart to have some tissues handy.

That being said, I loved this book. As I mentioned, it’s about love. Love for a tiny being yet to enter the world. Love for and from family and friends.

A couple are elated when they find they’ll soon have a baby to share their lives.

It’s about understanding. Understanding the all consuming grief over the loss of a child.

They are told the baby will not survive. It tests and breaks their bond.

It’s about consoling. How do you console someone who’s gone through such a life altering tragedy. What do you say. I’ve often struggled over what words to use when trying to comfort someone. If I’m very close to them, I often am just there. There when they need a shoulder to cry on. There just to be a comforting presence so they don’t feel alone.

A woman is lost in grief. Drowning in it.

It’s also about love. Love for a child. The most powerful feeling I’ve ever felt, for sure.

She’ll never forget her child. Even if she never gets to see him grow up. Share his life.

With the grief, comes the rage. Rage at others who couldn’t possibly understand. Jealousy of others who have what you lost.

What do you say to someone who’s suffered such a loss? How long before they should stop grieving?

So many stages of grief. But there’s another stage too. A light that begins to flicker, to grow stronger, brighter. That’s hope.

Life does go on, even when you don’t want it too. Someday, you will breathe again. Smile again.

I don’t want you to think that’s all this book focuses on. There’s a love story here. A journey to finding oneself.

While the author’s story is written from true events in her family’s life, the character’s and much of the story are fictional. I was torn between what I thought should happen and what I wanted to happen.

The characters are genuine. They hurt. They rejoice. You’ll want to gather them close. Grieve with them. Laugh with them. Celebrate life with them.

A story that tears at your heart but fills it too. I hope you read it.

  5 Stars

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Synopsis

Can three little words irrevocably change your life?

When the doctors inform Chloe Brennan that her pregnancy is “incompatible with life,” her subsequent choices will change her path forever.

She becomes one of the quiet, unsung heroes of this world, incredibly strong, yet somehow wrongly looked upon as damaged.

Three people will pierce Chloe’s existence: her husband, a stranger, and a precious baby.

One will say goodbye, one will say hello, and one will say both at the same time.

I’m With You is a novel about selfless love and the sacredness of life.

Please note: While this book is a romance novel, it also deals with the sensitive issue of baby loss grief.
The emotions are real, and sometimes dark.
If you are sensitive to this issue, this may not be the book for you.

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About Taylor Dean

 

Taylor Dean

Taylor Dean lives in Texas and is the mother of four grown children. Upon finding herself with an empty nest, she began to write the stories that were always wandering around in her head, quickly finding she had a passion for writing, specifically romance. Whether it’s paranormal, contemporary, or suspense—you’ll find all sub-genres of clean romance in her line-up.

To find out what Taylor Dean is up to, follow the links below:

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Taylor Dean has a fantastic giveaway for you!
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Taylor Dean I'm With You Giveaway
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All you need to do to enter is answer the question below and leave your email so I may contact you if you win.
“Has a book ever made you cry?”

Giveaway will run from 3/29/6 – 4/11/16.

This is a Tag Team Event hosted by myself and Sherry at fundinmental.

Now hop on over to fundinmental, check out Sherry’s review, and enter for another chance to win  HERE.

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Books by Taylor Dean

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Click on the covers to see on Amazon.

And click on the links below to see my reviews.

5 Stars for Lancaster House and The Middle Aisle

5 Stars for Sierra

5 Stars for I Have People

3 Stars for Joshua’s Folly

5 Stars for For Nick

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Comments
  1. Why yes, a book has made me cry. I was in the 6 grade, and our teacher made us read “Lassie Come Home”.

  2. Not sure it’s one for me but I am glad you enjoyed it. :)

  3. Anne says:

    Many captivating and profound novels which are emotional and unforgettable have made me cry.

  4. carlrscott says:

    Not that I can recall. I do cry fairly often for a man my age but I can’t remember it ever being brought on by a book. Thanks.

  5. Rita Wray says:

    Yes, a book has made me cry. I have read I’m With You and I loved it. Taylor Dean is a wonderful author and I would recommend her books to anyone who enjoys a great story.

  6. Rita Wray says:

    Forgot my email.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

  7. Taylor Dean says:

    Thank you, Laura, for writing such a beautiful review. This book is so very personal to me and it means so much to me when readers enjoy it. Thank you. I should probably add that the reason I put the warning on the book is due to my daughter. She said if she picked up the book, not knowing what it was about, and started reading it, it would’ve been a trigger and caused overwhelming emotions. So, that being said, the warning is really intended for people who are sensitive to the issue due to experiencing it. I feel that most readers can read this book and gain an understanding of the complicated issue of grief and baby loss. And I think the book could greatly benefit mothers who have lost a child–at least when they feel ready to read about it. Perhaps it will help them feel not so alone and validate their emotions.. At any rate, those are my thoughts concerning the matter.
    Thank you so much for featuring I’m With You!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Sorry it took me a while to read it, Taylor. After my sister passed away, I just couldn’t face such an emotional experience as you and your family experienced. Bless you and your daughter for being brave enough to share with us.I hope your story finds it into many hands, female and male.

      • Taylor dean says:

        No worries. Many of the emotions are similar when it comes to loss. I understand how it would be hard to read under the circumstances. I’m so sorry about your sister.

  8. Dianne Casey says:

    Yes, I have read a book or two that have made me cry. Some were tears of sadness and some of joy. Your book sounds like it deals with a sensitive subject in a understanding way.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

  9. Anita Yancey says:

    Yes, I have read many book that made me cry. Thanks for having the giveaway

    ayancey1974(at)gmail(dot)com

  10. Fabulous review Laura. Yes, I have read many books that have made me cry. I find it easy to get lost in fictional worlds and let the author lead me where they may. Taylor has a way with words that always leaving me happy to have read the story she has written.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  11. Sara Doyle says:

    Definitely! I actually LOVE books that make me cry-I feel more emotionally connected with the characters, and by default, the author.

  12. Me — a big, bad, former Marine? Cry over a book?! Ssh, don’t let this get out . . . yes, and more than once. So there.

  13. bn100 says:

    nope

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  14. Oh yes a few books have made me cry!

  15. Caitlin says:

    Yes. It doesn’t happen often, but it does happen. Little Women is the first book I can remember making me cry.

  16. babyblue7299 says:

    I can’t even count the number of books that have made me cry. Early on, Old Yeller had me sobbing, every time I read it. The ending never changed, no matter how much I wanted it to. Then I had an LP of it, the movie version on a record (you young folks can Google that) I would listen to that and cry, over and over.

    babyblue7299@yahoo.com

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I’ve read a few. Old Yeller is one I’ve mentioned before too! Funny how we love to cry over good stories:)

  17. Lori says:

    :Flowers in the attic ” when i was 12 yrs old. I felt so bad when the twin died.

  18. Maggie Thom says:

    Sounds like a really good book. I love a book that moves me, whether it’s to laugh, cry, etc. I just read one called Angel’s Wings – written as fiction but a true story. Very heart wrenching but good too. That’s what I love about books, the journey they take you on. :)

    • fuonlyknew says:

      So do I, Maggie. After reading your comment I went back and checked. I’ve read several books that were fiction from true events and I gave them high ratings:)

  19. Absolutely! Pretty much any Steinbeck novel will make me cry. Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle made me cry.

  20. Sharon says:

    Absolutely! The Nightingale, Leaving Time, and My Sister’s Keeper all made me cry. qahwahdrinker@gmail.com

  21. Yes actually a book has made me cry and the book i read was about a death of a horse. Since I’m a animal lover, it makes me cry everytime i read about animals dying. It breaks my heart and the thought of people in books go far to kill animals for revenge makes me sick. Other than that, the book was a beautiful romance between sidney and scott.
    Email: Meganglass@linuxmail.org

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I have such a hard time with that too. Many books and movies have made me cry because of the animals. Even some children’s ones.

  22. Meredith Miller says:

    I have read a few that made me cry. It’s a really good writer who can evoke such feelings in a reader.

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