October 27, 2016
"What this book does not include are lists of offices to contact, financial advice, how many copies you need of the death certificate, or check lists of where to send them to. Instead, this book will lead you on your journey through your own heart." ~ 4%
Joann Filomena talks widow to widow. She is an author speaking from experience. She knows how it feels to be in disbelief, unable to sleep and filled with pain. Do not mistake this for a self-help book or a guide for widows; it is way more valuable. WIDOWED is a warm hug of words specifically for dear widows needing courage on this new journey.
No, I am not a widow and cannot begin to imagine how it truly feels. However, reading this book helped me to somewhat understand my grandmother's pain when my grandfather passed away. Although it's been over a decade, I know she has her moments and will still benefit in reading words from a fellow widow. Readers will appreciate there is no sugarcoating or hand-holding. Joann Filomena writes WIDOWED as if she invited you over for dinner and telling you—her best girlfriend—what you really need to hear.
"We get to learn how to be with ourselves and become independent." ~ 36%
I have known Joann through the podcasting world for a couple years now. She is a certified life coach and the producer/host of Widow Cast and Weight Coach podcasts. It is a pleasure interacting with her and now celebrating the release of her new book, WIDOWED. Putting my critical copyeditor eye aside, I highly recommend this 112-page eBook uniquely formatted as an acronym for those that lost a spouse. If you are not a widow, please gift the Kindle edition to someone you know and care about. I guarantee she will find some sort of belonging, comfort and direction within the pages of WIDOWED. Lift that black veil, put on a jazzy pair of eyeglasses, and start reading ways to process grief and discover hope!
Disclaimer: This book was received directly from the author for review purposes only. In no way does it influence my review. The opinions I have expressed are honestly my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.
Author: Joann Filomena
Published: October 2016