Author - Jax Jillian
Publisher - Tate Publishing
Genre - Contemporary Romance
As Ryan Boone struggles to come to grips with not being able to keep a promise he made to his dying wife, Larkin's Letters propels readers into the mind of Ryan as he struggles with frequent visits from her ghost and a series of letters she left behind.
Ryan has worked hard to become one of Hollywood's most sought-after actors, but no matter how famous he became, he always remained loyal to his childhood best friend, Larkin James. When Larkin is diagnosed with leukemia, Ryan sacrifices his career to be by her side and in turn realizes how much he had always loved her. Throughout Larkin's sickness, Ryan promised her he would never let her die alone. But we learn that not all of our promises are always within our control.
“It had taken a tragedy to make him realize that he not only wanted to show her his world, but in fact, he had wanted to be her world.”
“Larkin, all I ask is that you give me today so I can prove to you that I am your tomorrow.”
“In your letters, you often ask me why I was so good to you. Larkin, all I did was love you.”
Books rarely make me cry and seldom cause me to even tear up. I have read the same books that other reviewers claimed they cried the whole way through, that had not affected me at all... I actually have had the disturbing thought that I may have tipped over into the realm of the dark hearted and completely jaded. This issue is no longer a concern, as I was frequently moved to tears by this poignant and beautifully crafted love story. Although I don’t want to give the impression the book is depressing, it is not. It is extremely touching, expertly crafted, and meticulously edited. I frequently had a large lump in my throat, a tightness in my chest, and also noticed I needed to blink away a strange fluid in my eyes on numerous occasions. Then, it happened… I had to stop - more than a few times - to catch my breath until the sobbing passed. My precious little husband was extremely alarmed. It was an extraordinary experience. Congratulations Ms. Jillian, you have warmed my cold heart. I adored the story and truly loved the ending, it was very clever and unique. Ingenious even. I so hope that is how heaven actually works, as if I would have any chance of gaining entrance…
Jax Jillian introduces her first novel, Larkin’s Letters, which was inspired by her love for modern day love stories. A graduate of La Salle University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication, she also received an Associate’s Degree for Physical Therapy Assistant from Central Pennsylvania College. She currently works as a Physical Therapist Assistant in Philadelphia, PA, where she lives with her husband and baby son.
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