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Review: The Weight of Life by Whitney Barbetti

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The Weight of Life

by Whitney Barbetti

Release Date: June 28, 2017




“Don’t let go.” Those were my first words to him, as I hung over the side of a London bridge. The words I would soon say again, in a moment that didn’t involve bridges, but something much more fragile: my heart.
He held onto me for three weeks, in a time when I needed to be held. Needed to connect to someone who understood how loss tunneled unrepentantly through the fabric of your soul.
Although he said he’d stay, we both knew he wouldn’t. I had already survived one loss—I didn’t know if I’d survive another. 


She spun into my life like a tornado of smiles and chatter and everything else I’d long avoided, with a persistence that I admired, albeit begrudgingly. She broke down each neat wall I’d constructed without even trying. Her presence alone caused me to remember what it felt like to smile, to look forward to what the day would bring.
But it was only supposed to last three weeks.
“Don’t let go,” she’d pleaded.
I’d promised her I wouldn’t—but I would. I didn’t have a choice.

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My Review

Reading an author’s written word–one whose beautiful words evoke so many emotions, they  reach in and squeeze my heart throughout one single story. That is my favorite part of this crazy, fun, sometimes stressful journey as a blogger–especially when it’s a “new to me” author. The Weight of Life is the first book I’ve read from Whitney Barbetti—a story that’ll be ingrained in my heart for months to come.

“It’s a choice— to wallow in despair or to acknowledge what can still bring happiness to my life.”

The Weight of Life is a story of two broken people, suffering from grief and heartbreak. They meet in the most unexpected way–not knowing that they’re exactly what each other might just need. My heart broke with Mila and Ames. It broke for them as individuals and again for them as they navigated through their pasts together. This was truly a heartwarming story. When I think of the term, “all the feels,” this is it. You feel their loss, sadness, joy, and their love. I cried with these characters, I laughed, and I swooned. There was nothing I wanted more than these two to find happiness.

“You have an effect on me that I don’t want—but now that I know it exists, I don’t want to let go of it.”

Captivating, profound, beautifully written. The best way I can describe The Weight of Life is butterfly inducing—that literal wing-fluttering feeling in your stomach, butterflies. This is a story that needs to be read and experienced. I absolutely loved everything about it!

About the Author

I like nachos and champagne and clean sheets. I spend far too much time at Starbucks. I wrote a couple books:
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Other Books by the Author 

He Found Me Series 
(He Found Me & He Saved Me)
Amazon ~ FREE on Kindle Unlimited
Ten Below Zero
Amazon ~ FREE on Kindle Unlimited
Into the Tomorrows
Amazon – FREE on Kindle Unlimited
Back to Yesterday
Amazon – FREE on Kindle Unlimited



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