January 29, 2012

5 Stages of Grief: Bethany Ramos

9 months after her husband's death Danielle gets a phone call from a travel agency wanted to know why he wasn't on the trip he had booked. Unforuntatly, the trip wasn't booked with her and Danielle knew nothing about it.

Now, Danielle is dealing with the grief again. Not over the lost of her husband this time, but the lose of what she though she had with Adam. The plot follows Danielle through the 5 stages of grief: Denial, Bargaining, Anger, Depression, and Acceptance. As she fights with her bestfriend, tracks down the Mistress that Adam was book on the trip with, goes on dates that she meets online, and everything else she does as she trys to process the grief.

I find it hard to come up with an opinion on this book. I liked following Danielle in her journey and seeing her grow and reach a place of peace as she moves through the stages. There were times where the I did find Danielle frustrating and kind questions how much she would drink or talk about drinking. But when you considered what she was working through I understood at the same time of being bothered or worried by it.

What I think was done really well in this plot is making Danielle relate about in what she was going through and how she was reacting to situations seems like the way someone one would in real life. Due to that and the growth of Danielle though the novel I would give this book 3 stars. Outside of Danielle, there wasn't much to the story, but that was ok since it was her story and she was strong.

I would suggest this book, but say the title has alot to do with the plot and it doesn't expand beyond the 5 Stage of Grief.

This review is part of chick lit plus blog tours.

I was provided a copy of the book for review, but the summary and thoughts on the book are mine.

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