By Tara R. Alemany
Cover Designer: Mark Gerber
Publisher: Emerald Lake Books
Publication Date: February 16, 2021
This second edition has been expanded to include discussion guides for book clubs and support groups.
After twelve years of living alone as a single parent, Tara hadn’t expected to find love again. She’d pretty much given up on the idea—so when Frank unexpectedly came into her life, the result of an errant e-mail, he turned her world upside down. Four months later, his unexpected death brought it to a crashing halt.
Join Tara on her journey as she shares the story of their time together and, more importantly, the lessons she learned as she rode waves of unanticipated love and grief to ultimately come to the strongest place she’d ever been in her life.
This true story will speak to and inspire anyone who has ever suffered the loss of a dream by showing how you too can change your perception of that loss from an anchor that holds you back into a beautiful gift that dares you to believe that the best is yet to come.
Project Info: Although this is the 5th of Tara’s books, it holds special significance for her. While she started writing it simply for herself, over time she realized that there were lessons she was learning that could be helpful to others dealing with their own loss and grief.
The intent had been to memorialize a time in her life that she didn’t want to forget. Eventually, it became much more than that. It became her way of narrating an emotional journey that she took; one that started with loss and ended with hope.
That new beginning came full circle when Mark Gerber, to whom the book is dedicated, created the beautiful illustration and cover design.
His artwork and design coupled with her writing and editing led this particular book to receive a 5-star review rating from Readers Favorite, as well as many favorable reviews both on Amazon in the U.S. and on international Amazon sites.
Eventually, the book became a finalist in multiple categories in the Readers’ Favorite book awards as well as receiving an Honorable Mention in that same contest.
Learn more about the book on:
- Honorable Mention in the 2014 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards, Non-Fiction – Grief category.
- Semi-finalist, 2015 Cover Contest from AuthorsDB: Biography & Autobiography category.