*****5++ ‘How Long Do I Have You’ STARS*****
The last book I read by Carina Adams ripped my heart out. I saw it coming, hated what was going to happen but understood the lesson, the feeling she was showing me was important and I ultimately adored it for that reason. When I opened Lucky I knew this would be a departure from her usual gut-wrenching tale and was intrigued. In her author’s note Carina declares that, ‘A light and fluffy read may not change lives. It may not make your view change. But, they are a great escape. That is what I wanted Lucky to be.’ It was a great escape, phenomenal really; however, I’m going to respectfully disagree with the rest of her statement. Here’s why…important lessons are found in laughter just as they are in pain, love as they are in suffering. And maybe, just maybe, the point isn’t that this book needs to change the world…just one heart or two at a time and that not all lessons have to hurt to be meaningful.
“You can’t stop the inevitable, and the sun always rises.”