Yesterday Mourning by Renita Bryant
Publisher: Mynd Matters Publishing
Publication Date: May 5, 2013 / 2nd edition: January 10, 2014
Format: Paperback - 144 pages
Kindle - 1284 KB
Nook - 187 KB
Genre: Women's Fiction
BUY THE BOOK: Yesterday Mourning
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours.
Vera is the kind-hearted stepsister Yvette never imagined nor wanted. She was an innocent teenager in search of answers when Yvette’s father, the Pastor, entered her life. Although broken from the loss of his beloved wife and daughters, he gave Vera the love and affection she so desperately needed. However, a childhood secret threatens to compromise everything Vera holds dear.
When the Pastor’s health takes a turn for the worse, both daughters must decide if they have the strength and courage to no longer be confined to burdens of the past. Will Yvette overcome feelings of abandonment and forgive her father before it’s too late? Does Vera’s childhood secret hold the key to mending this family’s broken relationship?
Yesterday Mourning is a heartfelt and poignant novella about two women learning invaluable lessons of forgiveness, love, loss and ultimately—peace. It is an impressive debut from an author with an authentic voice and a love for storytelling.
My Book Review:
In her debut novella, Yesterday Mourning, author Renita Bryant weaves a heartfelt and touching story of love, loss, forgiveness and healing.
Yesterday Mourning is a poignant tale that follows two women as they struggle to reconcile their separate yet shared troubled family past that forever binds them together. It is a powerful and compelling tale that takes the reader on an emotional roller coaster ride, yet leaves them wanting more.
The author easily draws the reader into Yvette and Vera's lives, you can't help but become invested as their family story unfolds, you'll feel the full gamut of emotions, and it will give you much food for thought towards your own family relationships.
This is an inspirational, honest, and raw story that wraps itself around you as you delve into the complex and complicated dynamic of Yvette and Vera's family. Through the drama and emotional turmoil of their pasts, their struggle to reconcile and move forward in their lives is breathtaking as they are taught life lessons about loss, love, forgiveness, healing, and redemption.
As I read this beautifully written story, I couldn't help but reflect upon my own family relationships. I recognized a similarity in the dynamic of my own family relationships that touched my heart, and left an imprint on my soul. I don't think that anyone will come away from this story without feeling some emotional connection.
Yesterday Mourning is an amazing story with a thoughtful and soul searching message that will stay with you long after the last words have been read.
RATING: 5 STARS
About The Author
Since obtaining her BS & MBA, Renita has worked for some of the world's largest companies on many of their most recognizable household brands. Although she finds the work rewarding, her passion for writing pushed her to complete and publish her first novella, Yesterday Mourning, in May 2013.
Renita currently resides in Ohio and stays actively involved in social media with her blog, Renita’s Mynd Matters, Twitter (@Mynd_Matters), Facebook (YesterdayMourningBook), and Goodreads pages! She's currently working on multiple projects including book #2 and a collection of poetry.
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