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It’s a new release for the excellent Julie Frayn

I am thrilled to tell you dear readers that Julie Frayn has a new book out: It Isn’t Cheating If He’s Dead.  I was one of the lucky few who had the opportunity to ARC read this wonderful book, and it gets five stars from yours truly.

My review of this wonderful book: “Julie Frayn shows once again how to write a novel that plays more like a movie. It Isn’t Cheating if He’s Dead is an accurate portrait of life after the loss of a loved one. The simple facts that healing has no timeline, there is no expiration date on grief, and tragedy can result in a positive outcome when those left behind choose to learn from their loss, are beautifully portrayed.”

One of my favorite parts of this book is how Julie so beautifully shows that from a tragedy can come something beautiful. The main character Jem takes her grief and turns it into a positive by helping those less fortunate. As someone who’s had her ass kicked by life, this book very much spoke to me on several levels.

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About the book: Jemima Stone is tortured by the disappearance of her schizophrenic fiancé, Gerald. She blames herself for not being able to keep him on his meds, for not seeing the signs before it was too late. 

She seeks refuge from her pain by feeding the homeless, only to see Gerald’s face among them. But before she can reach him, he is gone again.

When he is found murdered in a city three thousand miles from home, she finds salvation in the arms of the detective who has obsessed over her case for four years. And she finds redemption by reuniting one of her homeless friends with the family he thought he’d lost.


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About the Author: Julie Frayn is the author of Suicide City, a Love Story, as well as several short stories, and silly poetry for kids about smashed juliefraynpeas and birds with gastroenteritis. You can find her on her website and follow her on Twitter.  Also, be sure to check her out on the TweepNation with Amber and Dionne Podcast right here.

Now quit reading my blog and go read Julie’s book. Like, yesterday. Go go go!!!!!

~Amber Jerome~Norrgard

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