A collection of short stories about Hope, Healing, and Love, benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and NAMI.
There are times when the Earth stops moving and the weight of its gravity pulls you down, deeper than you ever thought possible. You tumble farther than you ever imagined falling…
And when the sun goes black and your heart feels empty, starting over seems like an impossible feat…
You’re not alone.
Twenty-Two Authors have joined together in this collection of short stories about fresh starts and second chances to help illustrate that even when life takes away everything, and when hope is a horizon you think you’ll never catch, it is possible to Begin Again.
*All Proceeds will be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and NAMI*
Featuring short stories by:
Foreword by Rebecca Yarros
Review by Ashley
I won't lie, I was a bit apprehensive to read an anthology for suicide prevention. The topic makes me itchy. But when I saw the beyond amazing authors that were contributing, I knew I had to swallow my nerves and go for it. Holy wowza with a glitter crown. This book blew my heart. I'll talk a bit about each short story I read...
The foreword alone had me a weepy mess. Rebecca Yarros' words were so powerful and profound. They got me on another level and made me that much more anxious to dive into the collection.
A Hypochondriac’s Notebook by A.M. Johnson:
Where to begin. This story, Anna's story is about love and loss and loving again. Learning to love the pieces of yourself that are imperfect. Letting someone see your fears, faults and all that makes you you and letting them love you because of it.
Falling by Stephanie Rose:
It didn't hurt that it was about Jack who was just a kid the last time I read about him (fingers and toes crossed for more of him down the line). And Dani was great too. She was tough yet tender and just a good person. The right person to bring Jack back from his doom and gloom attitude after an unexpected tragedy. I liked that this focused on changing dreams and what to do when plans change.
Regarding Ryker by Anne Jolin:
This was such a tease! I NEED more of the next generation of Rock Falls!!
Waiting For Autumn by J.A. DeRouen:
Oh my heart. I'm still pretty new to J.A. DeRouen's work but she never fails to pack an emotional punch. I just ached reading about Brady and Autumn and Seb's tragedy. And how the fallout just tore them all apart. But oh how sweet to see how they embraced the new challenges. I love that this one isn't finished (fingers crossed for more of it super soon).
Eden's Goodbye by Faith Andrews:
This short is a hair different because it's a prequel to a book I've already read (Garden of Goodbyes). I know how this story ends. Holy moly did I love this bit of backstory to how all that started. How Eden found a way to hunker down and learn to put herself first. The intensity and emotional turmoil really got to me and I'm thinking a re-read might just be in my future.
I know that these stories are just a sampling of all the powerful and uplifting shorts in this collection. I feel like I said it at after each one I read...I need the whole story, I need more. Because I am a huge sucker for redemption and turning pain into purpose and the Begin Again Anthology is that with a side of romance.
Connect with the Authors:
A.M. Johnson: http://bit.ly/2AIEbv9
Stephanie Rose: http://bit.ly/2qJo4hp
J.A. DeRouen: http://bit.ly/2Fibo49
Ginger Scott: http://bit.ly/2naNBxx
Anne Jolin: http://bit.ly/2maam1x
Ariadne Wayne: http://bit.ly/2CJX3vI
Emery Jacobs: http://bit.ly/2ctSfOk
M. Andrews: http://bit.ly/2Epfq9I
K.P. Haigh: http://bit.ly/2qHcXpe
K. Renee: http://bit.ly/2AJf63t
Maria MacDonald: http://bit.ly/2Fi7OXI
Faith Andrews: http://bit.ly/2CXPIgo
K.K. Allen: http://bit.ly/2CHTuWP
Mara White: http://bit.ly/2miq2At
Autumn Grey: http://bit.ly/2EpsFqM
Josephine Brierley: http://bit.ly/2Fj5W19
Amanda Richardson: http://bit.ly/2vVxruL
Stephie Walls: http://bit.ly/2AJFzOe
Jaci Wheeler: http://bit.ly/2AIHDGa
Stephanie Alba: http://bit.ly/2EnDj1p
L.A. Taylor: http://bit.ly/2mhMg5Q