Book Review: Safe and Sound by T.S Krupa

Safe and SoundWhat it’s about?

When Jill met Jay Greenfield she knew she had found her forever love. She was a kindergarten teacher, he was a high-powered attorney and their lives were perfect. But when a tragic accident takes Jay’s life, this young bride is left to pick up the pieces.

Jill finds herself a young widow facing multiple decisions she thought she had a lifetime to decide. With support from her childhood best friends, Lanie and Stella, Jill attempts to piece her life back together. With nightmares plaguing her dreams and the struggles of constant grief over Jay’s passing, Stella and Lanie keep near constant vigilance over her.

In the process of settling the estate, Jill learns that her husband was not quite the man she thought he was. She finds herself transported to the small beach town of Oak Island, North Carolina. But the fairy tale ending she envisioned no longer exists. She must face the reality that Jay is gone as she finds herself having a chance at love one more time.

Safe and Sound follows a yearlong journey of love, loss, friendship, and conquering the unexpected.

My thoughts

Many thanks to the author TS Krupa for sending me a copy in return for a review.

Ok, so if you’re after a book that’s a weepy, tragic, romantic then this is for you – the first couple of chapters almost had me in tears!

The blurb gives a lot of the plot away but the gist of the story is Jill’s emotional and physical recovery following the tragic and untimely death of her husband and the secrets she then discovers. With the support of her best friends she has to deal with her grief and attempt to come out the other side.

I had a bit of an issue with the friends Lanie and Stella, sure they were the best friends any one could have but to be honest I thought they smothered Jill and I found some of their conversation a little strained and unnatural and not how such close friends would talk to each other.

A couple of the storylines I was 100% sure of; I wasn’t sure that I liked the new relationship Jill forms, I found this a little unbelievable. I think it was the age thing, it didn’t feel quite right for me personally and I wasn’t sure what the Harry storyline was supposed to bring, I felt that was all a bit random and under-developed.

I loved the description of the beach house, this is somewhere I would really like to visit and sounds like the kind of place I would like to live. This is what I had in my head as I was reading:

Beach houseThe writing style does feel a little clunky and it’s a shame that it doesn’t seem to be have been properly proof read as there’s quite a few typo’s that I would have expected to be corrected prior to publication but still, it’s an easy read that fans of Nicholas Sparks will devour! Very weepy, very emotional, very Danielle Steel!

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