January 23, 2017

Review: Chasing Fireflies by Paige P. Horne

People say young love never lasts. They say you should wait and grow up first, you should figure out who you are. But those people didn’t know us. They didn’t know that she didn’t like shoes and Christmas was her favorite time of the year. They didn’t know that she liked to feel the cold dirt run through her fingers and floppy hats were a must when planting flowers. Curly hair was meant to be wild and Fireflies were meant to be chased. Paint wasn’t just for walls and ceilings but for noses and skin.

Our love was the rarest kind of love and I held onto it with everything I had. But you see, Sara Williams wasn’t in control of her choices. Her mind betrayed her and was her hearts worst enemy. Sometimes we are only meant to have a certain amount of time with the person we love. Sometimes a lifetime isn’t enough. But you take what you’re given and you make the best of every moment. This is a story about love, life and never giving up. This is a story about a woman who tried to be better for a man and a man who loved a woman more than his next breath. This is a story about us… Sara and Cash Williams.

 Review by April

ARC provided for an honest review 

5 "Promise, promise." Stars

'Sometimes it's hard for the girl I love to get out of bed, and there are times that she only does it for me. But there are also times when I'm not even enough the fight the darkness away.'

Beautifully written, Chasing Fireflies is a poignant, heartbreaking and tragic story that delves into the deepest, darkest depths of depression. This may be fiction, but the subject matter is real. It's raw, and Paige P. Horne delivered the tale of Cash and Sara tastefully and with so much heart, that my own heart literally bled out for this book.

Instantly hooked, I was immediately drawn in from the prologue. The eerie vibe of death and despair it layed out... well, it kind of make me giddy. I'm a sucker for truly tragic and heartbreaking prose. To say I devoured the book would be an understatement. I lived it, breathed it and loved every word of it.

Their young love was frowned upon, these two lovebirds had their work cut out for them, individually and together. Through strength, perseverance, faith and love, Cash and Sara would make their life together a success. Moving to a new town, leaving the negative and naysayers in their dust. It was time to start fresh. Who knew that eight years would be all they had left.

'Love. Love is what makes a house a home. But hope is what makes life worth living, and I've lost any that I may have had.'

I can't say enough great things about Chasing Fireflies! Ms. Horne has me hooked on her storytelling. It's simply addictive and I cannot wait to get my hands on Ellie's book!

'Over time, we will be nothing but dust. Forgotten as the wind tosses us about. We will forever fly, but forever be no more.'

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