#BRMondays – Life After Joe by Ann Benjamin


Published July 19th, 2015
Print Length: 352 pages
Genre: Women’s Fiction, Romance, Contemporary Women


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My Review

Life after Joe by Ann Benjamin is a beautiful story about self-discovery and living life after your life partner is gone.

When I saw the blurb of this book I debated if I should pick it up for two distinctive and oposite reasons:

1) I knew I would cry reading it, because I’m an emotional person/reader.

2) I knew there was a very high possibility that I would end up adoring this book.

The outcome of my decition? I was not wrong.

This book tells the story of a widow that travels with her late husband’s ashes to visit others during her grieving time. It takes her almost a year to finish this trip and her grieving time is not over, but she has been able to move forward with her life. No one will ever replace her loved husband but she knows now that she can go on and make the rest of her life a good one.

This is clean story which means that if you’re looking for sexy times you won’t find them in this book.

If there was one recommendation I could give you it would be to have at least a box of Kleenex next to you while reading. I know having one helped me a lot because this book not only made me cry but I also laughed, pondered things about life and, of course, cried like a baby some more.

I won’t apologize because I am an emotional reader and if I want to cry I will cry *hands on her hips smiling*

After reading this emotionaly charged story I would dive into another Ann Benjamin book gladly because I find her to be a great writer and this book made me want to read more of her work.

Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book provided by Hidden Gems

About the Author

Ann Benjamin is an author and ex-pat living in Dubai, UAE. She enjoys travel, sabering champagne, is obsessed with Pinterest, loves Newsies, supports UGA football, and has a day job in HR. You may recognize her from her other writing persona, Courtney Brandt, author of six young adult marching novels.

With Room 702 well established, Ann is proud to announce the release of her next novel, a chick lit project that asks: when the love of your life leaves you, where do you go? Life After Joe is now available!

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