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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Review-Four Seasons For Charlotte by Rachel Reynolds

Description: Four_Seasons_For_Charlotte   About Four Seasons for Charlotte
Rachel Reynolds shares a powerful journey in her memoir, Four Seasons for Charlotte. It is the story of an ordinary family bearing an extraordinary burden.
When Rachel’s three year old daughter Charlotte was diagnosed with a brain tumor, the world of the Reynolds family was changed forever. In Four Seasons for Charlotte, she recounts the events of the year of Charlotte’s diagnosis, treatment, and eventual death. Her chronicle of the family’s story is about more than the untimely death of a child. It is about harnessing the strength of a community, gaining perspective through tragedy, and finding light in a time of darkness.
My Review:
This book was very poignant and touching. Rachel Reynolds did a very inspiring job writing this memoir. It is hard for me to express how this memoir made me feel. I could not even imagine being in Rachel’s shoes. I really admire her for writing the memoir and giving people a glimpse of what it is like to struggle through a year of your young child fighting cancer. Her memoir is heartfelt and I feel that she doesn’t feel sorry for herself, she wrote and honest account of what that struggle was like. I highly recommend this book if you are in a similar situation, and even if you aren't in a situation like this, this book will make you appreciate your children. If you read this memoir, have a box of tissues handy. I give this memoir five stars.
I was given a copy of this book for my honest review.
Rachel Reynolds is a special educator and freelance writer. She currently serves as the principal of the Dominion School, operated by Commonwealth Autism Service. You can find her writing at Richmond Mom,Hello Grief, Richmond Magazine, the webzine Insert Eyeroll, and her personal blog, See What You Meme. She is also the co-founder and executive director of CJ’s Thumbs Up Foundation (CJSTUF). In 2012, Rachel was awarded the Eagle Rare Life Award for Courage.
Rachel lives in Ashland, Virginia with her husband and two incredibly annoying (but completely adorable) cats. In her spare time, she obsesses over Don Draper, dark chocolate, and public radio personalities (not necessarily in that order). You can follow Rachel on Twitter, Facebook, or Goodreads.
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