Pack Up the Moon by Kristan Higgins @Kristan_Higgans @BerkleyPub @NetGalley #fiction #contemporaryfiction #romance #tearjerker #bookreviewers

Kaceey’s Review:

Five emotional heart-wrenching stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A glimpse of what true love is supposed to look like.❤️

Josh and Lauren are a young couple over the moon in love. They have their whole lives ahead of them. Until Lauren receives devastating news. She has a terminal condition known as IPF (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis).  

Lauren leaves her husband the best gift she can. Letters from her heart to help him grieve, cope, and move forward. Each letter is doled out at the beginning of the month for an entire year following her passing. Each letter contains words of encouragement to help Josh step out and learn to live and perhaps love once again.

This was one of the most beautiful love stories I have ever read.  

I fell In love with Lauren and how brave she was facing her own death but always focused on helping her husband through his grief.  And Josh… well he stole my heart completely. Do men like this exist? The magnitude of his love for Lauren brought me to tears. Everyone deserves a Josh in their lives.

I have read a few books recently that had medical themes. Both left me cold in the lack of authenticity. As an RN I have a hard time letting go of these details.

Kristan Higgins did her homework. 

I was so impressed by her attention to detail as she described Lauren’s disease and progression. As well as Lauren’s reaction to having a terminal condition at such a young age. Thank you, Kristan!

A buddy read with Susanne that left us both in a puddle of tears.

Thank you to Berkley Publishing Group, via NetGalley.

Susanne’s Review:

Hankies Needed!  

Just Call Me a Cry Baby, ‘Cuz this Book Made Me Cry Big Fat Huge Tears.

Lauren and Josh are happily married.  Perfect for each other.  If there actually is such a thing.

Married for a short time when they find out that Lauren has a terminal illness. Though everything about their lives change significantly, their love for each other never waivers. 

When Lauren passes, she leaves Josh letters to help him move forward, one for every month the first year she’s gone. 

Tears streamed down my face one minute, smiling and then well, laughing the next!  Thank you Radley for providing much-needed comic relief!

Somehow, Kristan Higgins is able to accomplish this deftly and I ate it up.

The relationship between Lauren and Josh seemed somewhat unreal at times, as their love for each other was incredible: solid, whole, and beautiful. 

A tearjerker that left me both completely bereft and hopeful.  Kristan Higgins: thank you for always managing to deliver and then some.  

A fabulous buddy read with Kaceey!

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