Celia Says… Read This Book by Lolly Winston

By Leslie Moore

Good Grief by Lolly Winston
Good Grief
by Lolly Winston

In Good Grief, by Lolly Winston, Sophie Stanton finds widowhood baffling, after all, she’s only thirty-six and has just gotten used to being married. Her tumultuous journey leads her to quit her public relations job and move to a new town to reinvent herself where she befriends a thirteen year old pyromaniac, Crystal, and, eventually, a handsome actor who helps her remember that she is still alive. Winston allows Sophie to move from widow to survivor with humor and grace.

Waiting to board a flight to Texas, I searched the airport bookstore for something that would hold my interest for a three hour flight. The words “Good Grief” and pink bunny slippers on the cover caught my eye. I understood the words…grief for losing both parents before I was 40, grief for being a single mom and grief for children leaving the nest. I even understood the “good” part in conjunction with the “grief” part.

From the first paragraph of this book, words tumbled over themselves, and I couldn’t read fast enough. I was pulled into a kinship, watching the life of Sophie grow and change, as she struggles to be a “good widow.” My life changed that day as well, sitting in a dark plane, beside a stranger, and Lolly Winston caused my tears to rise up and fall on her pages.

About this writer

  • Leslie Moore Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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