Sunday, March 31, 2013

Review- The Life We Dream by J. H. Glaze

Goodreads Summary:

True Love Is Forever.

From critically acclaimed author J. H. Glaze comes a touching tale of lost love and rediscovery.

When Jack Bailey receives a call from an old friend, he discovers that the girl he has loved for most of his life is in hospice and only has a short time to live.

Through his memories, we come to understand the depth of his passion and why this love could never be forgotten.

Come with Jack as he travels to see her one last time in this bittersweet tale of undying love. You may soon begin to believe that anything is possible in 'The Life We Dream'.

This story is a departure from the Horror/Thriller genres for J.H. Glaze and explores the author's views on the enduring aspects of true love.


If it is possible to feel both underwhelmed and overwhelmed at the same time then its safe to say that J. H. Glaze's The Life We Dream does just that. 
An extremely short story, The Life We Dream is packed with emotion. It is the juxtaposition of contrasting feelings and ideas. In short it is an antithesis. It left me feeling both happy and sad, good and bad, pleasant and unpleasant, positive and negative all at the same time. It is a few pages powerfully packed with mixed feelings. 
Jack fell in love with Sarah the moment he laid eyes on her on her first day of kindergarten. Jack, having already started school a week before, offers to help her and the two become close friends. Jack knows in his heart that Sarah is the love of his life, but she ends up marrying another of their classmate. 
After almost ten years, Jack gets a call from Sarah's ex husband saying that she is in hospice and has just a few days left. Jack then goes to meet Sarah and his and her lives are changed forever. 
The flashbacks from Sarah and Jack's childhood were a treat to read and the stories that Jack tells Sarah while she is in hospice are simply lovely. Picturing the two together was easy and essential. The strong love between them was visible through words, sentences and pages. 
True love truly never dies. True love truly is forever. 
Author J. H. Glaze has written an amazing, beautiful and wonderful story filled with love, passion and the those little, tiny, daily moments that count more than the bigger picture. 
The only conclusion I have come to is that The Life We Dream is an indescribably and exceptionally beautiful love story. It is very rare for me to cry while reading, but rarity is a possibility and by the end of The Life We Dream, I did shed a tear or two. It was so beautiful that perhaps beautiful isn't even enough to describe how beautiful it truly was. 


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