Title: Live Without You
Author: Sarah Grace Grzy
Genre: Christian, Contemporary, Romance
Synopsis: Piper Redding is a loner, but lonely. Everyone she loves has abandoned her and opening her heart to others is just asking for more pain. She can’t help but blame herself for her brother’s tragic death six years ago, and in her guilt, she shuts herself off from the world. No one could love her—not even the God who promised to be there for her but wasn’t.
For paramedic Ezra Bryant, failure is not an option. He’s had enough of it, and only by God’s grace is he able to put it behind him. But when a traumatic event brings Piper’s greatest fear and Ezra’s failures to light, can they use that event to allow God to mend their broken pieces? Can love triumph over fear, and grace over guilt?
Even though this is a novella I think it was laid out very well and not rushed. Sarah Grace Grzy took the time to give background on the characters that really helped me feel like I had a vested interest in the outcome of the characters. It was a well-researched book in that facts were legitimate regarding the medical scenes and flashbacks that took place. I liked how both characters in this book were realistically flawed and that they acknowledged it and strove to do better. I also appreciated how Sarah Grace Grzy presented the gospel in this book.
I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars for the great story layout, relatable characters, and for the realistic dilemmas that the characters faced. This novella did not read like an author’s first work, but that of a seasoned veteran. I am looking forward to reading more by Sarah Grace Grzy.
About the Author
Sarah Grace Grzy is a voracious reader, and if it weren’t for this crazy thing called ‘Life,’ she’d be tempted to spend all her days in front of a wood stove, book in one hand, coffee mug in the other.
A lover of learning, she finds enjoyment in many things and has more hobbies than she knows what to do with. Sarah Grace is a freelance web and graphic designer, and when not working, spending time with her ever-growing family, or reading, she can be found painting, playing the piano, or fangirling with her sisters and friends. She inhabits the State of Great Lakes, and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else—unless it meant she could have a baby penguin, in which case, she’d gladly move to the South Pole.