Marie Reviews "White Lilies in Autumn" by Dustin Bradshaw

White Lilies in AutumnWhite Lilies in Autumn by Dustin W. Bradshaw


White Lilies in Autumn tells the story of the unimagined depths of heartache and loss juxtaposed with the uplifting beauty of love, mercy, and kindness that we need to notice in such dark moments. All of us have challenges in life. We often hear the adage, “That will NEVER happen to me!” But what if it does? White Lilies in Autumn reaches out to all those who feel they are drowning in the storms of life; they need to see that others have faced challenges too. This true account covers a broad range of life’s issues, and all the accompanying emotions. We read of the specter of abuse, the crush of depression, the power of religious faith, the finality of death, the utter frustration of infertility, the potential strength from a good marriage, and the shock and guilt of suicide. We must remember that we are not alone on this journey of life!


The story in this book is very powerful, the emotions it incites overwhelming at points, and the spiritual message behind it is the greatest strength of all. I had more than one good cry. I definitely think it is worth the read. The way the story is told jumping back and forth between past and present in different chronological orders was distracting at times. The sense of hope and faith you receive while reading it is very inspiring, and it made me look past the way the book is structured. The author is able to describe feelings with such sincerity it is like you are experiencing them yourself. The courage, strength, and perseverance of Lady Hiva and Dustin is so uplifting. The stories of Dustin's childhood, family, and the values he was raised with, explain a lot about how he faces current life situations and hardships. I especially connected with Dustin's mother, since I want to raise my own children to be the best people they can be. She is a role model.

I was given a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. I would recommend it.


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