This is one book I am struggling to find the right words to convey to you, my readers, how sad yet uplifting it is. Based on a mothers struggle to find some kind of healing after the death of her two sons she began to write this story. It is about the experiences the two boys have in the afterlife and their quest to make sure their parents are okay. The boys have to learn that they will always be connected to those they left behind. It takes many adventures and trips back to their home as ghosts. The ending of this book will bring a sad smile to your face but hope to your soul.
About the Book: (from Amazon)
Engulfed by a deadly house fire on Christmas morning, 12-year-old Solon and 10-year-old Liam Bailey succumb to the smoke and leave their bodies on Earth below. As their souls navigate a mysterious new realm, the boys yearn to return home — but discover any attempts to contact and comfort their heartbroken parents are dangerous. In their quest to reconnect with their former world and bring peace to their grieving parents, the brothers grapple with new rules of the afterlife. They learn to converse without speaking, manipulate objects using their minds and summon mythical dragons at will. Guided by the spirits they meet and their own intuition, the boys repeatedly risk the safety of their fascinating afterlife, returning to earth until eventually they grasp the enormous strength of their bond to family and friends. Based on the author’s own loss of her two sons, this story demonstrates love’s unstoppable ability to connect us forever to those we cherish. This is at once a poignant and ultimately uplifting tale of love reaching beyond the boundaries of life and death to a lasting relationship — one that crosses the horizon.
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About the Author: (from the author's website)
I began writing my sons’ afterlife journey as a healing exercise four months after they died. As I struggled to cope with my traumatic memories and grief, I found that writing about the boys in their afterlife, imagining them trying to comfort Chris and me, helped me feel closer to them and deal constructively with the emotions I was experiencing. My first few pages grew into an outpouring of sadness, love, yearning and belief as I kept writing daily for seven months. As it turns out, vividly imagining my sons’ quest to stay connected to Chris and me through our grief helped me survive their sudden deaths and find hope once again. I trust that sharing my story can help others who are grieving the loss of a loved one.
Chris and I live in Vermont. Solon and Liam are always alive in our minds.
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