Monday, August 21, 2023

✱✱Book Review✱✱ Book Blast: And Then I Met You: An Unbelievable True Story by Mackenzie Lee

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Have you ever wondered whether your beloved watches over you from their heavenly post? Have you often had the feeling that your loved one has remained right by your side, even after the final goodbyes? And Then I Met You is the true story of a love so enduring and eternal, it transcends the barriers of time, space, and life itself.

In these pages, you will meet two people whose love is challenged at every turn. The countless barriers that stand between them and true togetherness seem endless. And then the unthinkable happens--and all the barriers vanish in the most unexpected and miraculous of ways.

This epic love story will linger in your thoughts long after the last page, and remain as a twinkle in the sky and a smile in your heart. Who knows? You may even look at life, love, and death in a whole new light.

Read an Excerpt

In the weeks and months after finding out that he had passed, I could hardly function. I had so many hopes and dreams for us. When they went out the window, so did all my motivation.

I curled up in a ball and cried, day and night. I wailed aloud, overwhelmed by the vastness of the grief and the endless stream of tears. I shook all over, wrapped in a blanket, staring blankly at the T.V. I was adrift in an abyss, completely unmoored. I had a huge hole in my gut.

That was the first time in my life that I had experienced the physical side of grief. The weight of it made it hard to breathe. I was grateful that I didn’t have to go to work at the time. I don’t think I could have pulled it off. It was everything I could do to get out of bed in the mornings.

I let my grief over Mike impact my health for a while. I overate and stopped taking optimal care of myself. Now, I’m trying to bring myself back to life, and get out from under all the damage I did to my body. Little by little, in baby steps, I’m fighting my way back to my best self.

Mike had been my anchor, my rock, my heart, my right hand—my everything. I didn’t know what to hold onto anymore. Whether I was physically near him or not, I had always felt a physical pull in my heart whenever I thought of him. What was going to happen to me now that my rock was gone? How was I going to talk to him?

Momma says: 5 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Do you believe in ghosts? In the ability of those we love to cross the space between life and death to touch our lives one more time? Honestly, I wasn't sure how much of the details included in this memoir I believed. In fact, I was leaning toward skeptical as I read parts of the book., but then I sat back and really thought about it. I lost my soulmate 3 years ago - I don't think it's an accident that I was reading this book on the anniversary of one of the worst days of my life. I totally believe And Then I Met You fell into my hands at exactly the right time. You see, I believe those little nudges I feel when I need them most, those flashes of movement I catch from the corner of my eye, the familiar sounds I hear when no one else is around - I believe all of it serves as a reminder to me that my love is still with me, watching over me and even helping me through some of the tough times. And if I believe in all that, who am I to say that Mackenzie Lee's experiences are too far out there? We all experience loss differently. We all grieve differently. Most of all, we experience love differently, and if you've been fortunate enough to experience a love like mine, I hope you're fortunate enough to be open-minded to those gifts from that special someone. and make no mistake, those experiences are gifts, and I treasure each one.
So, the experiences in this memoir may be different than mine, but I believe they are no less real. This is a beautiful story of absolute love and devotion, and it's a reminder to cherish every moment. Whether you've found that special someone or not, I recommend reading this wonderfully written book with an open mind. Even if you don't believe totally in the supernatural, you can't help but be touched by the love story between Mackenzie and Mike. 

About the Author: Mackenzie Lee is an aspiring author known for her ability to weave heartwarming tales that touch the soul. Her book, "And Then I Met You," is a poignant and uplifting true story that explores the depths of enduring love and its ability to transcend the boundaries of time and space.


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