Kingston’s Project by Carrie Beckort
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Sarah, Nick and Danny were a wonderful loving family with a lifetime of hopes and dreams. Until one day, Sarah receives a phone call – now she hides in her home grieving her loss. Now she must find her way out of her home and begin living her life, a life without them.
“Kingston projects are very demanding, and a home life for my managers is often nonexistent. I could tell by the way you talked about your husband and soon to be baby that they were your life, your light.” Elijah Kingston had told Sarah why he didn’t hire her in the beginning but now things had changed, he needed her to work on his project. A project that would help her grieve and move on.
Elijah Kingston had experienced grief as well, the pain and hurt of losing someone close to him left him able to help Sarah. Unbeknownst to the world, Elijah and Sarah’s working together fueled rumors and jealousy. Sarah knows she has to see the “Kingston project” through to the end of her healing will never be complete.
The author, Carrie Beckort has written a moving and effective story of grief, loss, and recovery. Beckort skillfully touches on the emotions of her readers and powerfully draws the reader into the story tapping into their experiences in a quiet but impactful manner. The story flows smoothly with the character development being strong and complete as well.
As a reader, this book came to me at a time where I was experiencing loss in my life – my father had just died. I felt the pain of Sarah vividly and personally. Her struggle each night to move past her son’s door; not being able to deal with Nick’s passing. The ineffectiveness of the empty words, “I’m so sorry for your loss.”
Beckort weaves the story well, connecting it to the emotions that each of her readers have experienced in one form or another. Beckort shows us that it is ok to let go of guilt and move forward to live our life; and reminds us that our lives are not mapped out but change irrevocably day to day.
Beckort’s writing style is smooth, clear and concise. She uses words well, painting pictures in her reader’s mind that are vivid and rich in detail.
While I enjoyed the book and reaped the valuable advice Beckort shares, it was an emotional book that gave me comfort. I am a true believer that books come to you when you need them most.
WordsAPlenty gives this book a five star rating for it’s richness.
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