Raw Emotion. Life or Death. Truthfully Delivered. Vicki was 28 when her neat world crumbled. Her moral compass–beloved Gramps–died suddenly, leaving Vicki depressed and insecure. Despite a series of poor choices in men and life, by 24, Vicki had built a career as a noted crime reporter, wife, and mother. But success led to disaster.
Vicki’s perfect world crumbled with bitter family upheaval, leading to multiple suicide attempts. Now 38, Vicki lays her soul bare and shares the pivotal moments of her roller-coaster life: depression, grief, heartache, trauma, drugging, and suicide, truthfully, and candidly.
Her story is heartbreaking, inspiring, and unexpectedly witty. Most of all, “Still Standing” is a remarkable story of resilience and survival –an honest portrayal of one woman’s life and her determination for a new beginning.
I found this an emotional journey of a woman who writes with honesty but also which people can relate to. I found it very raw and emotional, you literally will go through every emotion within this book, it is about a young woman who is going through it and really suffering when no help is available. I found her to be a brave and strong woman who has put her words into telling her incredibly brave story. I find her an inspiration.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
It’s Zoe and Jack’s first wedding anniversary party. They’ve got an announcement! They’re getting divorced…
Marriage isn’t for everyone – something that Zoe and Jack discovered only after they’d walked down the aisle. Bad timing, huh? So now they’re stuck together in their once harmonious marital home, neither one of them willing to move out of their lovely house.
With Zoe’s three sisters always wanting a say, and Jack’s best friend trying his best to fix things between them, misunderstandings arise. Tempers flare. ‘Accidents’ happen…
Zoe and Jack are going to be lucky if they’re still alive when the twelve months are up. But maybe things aren’t quite as final as they seem?
I was given an advanced copy of this book but I waited till recently to read it as I wanted to take a funny book on holiday with me. I really didn’t enjoy this one, I read till halfway and gave up. I found Zoe quite irritating and very immature. I was hoping something would happen but unfortunately it did not. Even though I hate giving up on a book I just knew that would have to be the case in this book. This is my opinion of the book but other people may love it.
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Can an unhappy ending become an exciting new beginning?
Chloe Townsend was dumped at the alter. But now she’s landed an incredible job, running a brand-new boutique hotel with a difference. It’s a pioneering ‘divorce hotel’, designed to make every aspect of breaking up pain free – all in a single weekend.
No one is better qualified than Chloe to deal with relationships at crisis point. But, with three unhappy couples needing her help, she’s forced to tackle her own secret heartbreak.
Can she hold it together and prove that she’s up to the job?
This book I won on Goodreads.When reading the blurb for this book I have to say I was intrigued, the idea of a divorce hotel sounded like a fresh, intriguing idea. Throughout the book you meet a few divorce couples that have completely different characteristics and reasons for wanting a divorce but the main character is Chloe, who has had her fair share of heartbreak. A nice, light-hearted story with a unique idea that really does work.