Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A Firefighters Flame by Dani Hart - Review

WARNING: This is not your every day perfect love story wrapped in a pretty bow. It's raw, real, beautiful, and heartbreaking. It touches on issues of depression, bipolar, and an epic love story that everyone hopes to have, and might even have, but forgets in the chaos of mundane every day life. This is a REAL love story based on actual events of a man who loved a woman too deeply and a woman who loved a man the only way she could. 

If you dig into the deepest parts of your soul, what would you find? Happiness, pain, love, regret, peace, sorrow? Now imagine experiencing all those feelings at once and then nothing at all. These were the average days in the life of Lennox Ashford. 

Lennox walked a fine line between truth and deception, love and lust, and most of all, pain and happiness. A line had been drawn between highs and lows, testing her stability on a daily basis. She lived in between the grays of right and wrong, not knowing which way to sway. Strength was supposed to come from within, but being broken exposed her weaknesses instead. 

She grew up believing in love and believing in Dean. He protected her when she was weak, picked her up when she fell, and fought for her when she couldn't. They lived for each other, and eventually, for their children. 

High school, college, marriage, children, and many rocky days had taken a toll on their marriage, deepening Lennox's depression and screaming for a way out. She needed something. She needed a change. Fate intervened and the change she got was not what she expected nor wanted. 

A tragic moment will test her already wavering strength and leave a permanent scar on her conscience. Follow her journey of rediscovering love and searching for her own fairy-tale ending

Sav's Review

Sweet baby Jesus, what did I just read? I went into this book thinking I knew what I was about to read, but in all honesty- I had no idea. The stream of emotions I felt are like none other. I was constantly on edge and constantly waiting for the other shoe to drop, so to speak. I was frustrated, angry, sad, and happy at times. This is definitely a book that doesn't hold back. It packs a punch and it let's you know it.

This is a story of the wife of a firefighter, Lennox, she also suffers depression. Her depression is real and it's at times, very ugly. It was painful to see the struggle and to feel her pain. Dani Hart does a great job of capturing the essence of this very real disease and the execution was nothing short of brilliant. I really don't want to spoil this storyline, for those who have yet to read it, so I'll say this, it's a very real story, about real life struggles. Life is painful and sometimes brutal, but it's all about how we survive. 

I will not soon be forgetting this book and the impact it has made on me. It will forever be a favorite and Dani Hart will definitely be at the top of my authors to watch for list.
4 Stars!

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