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When I closed the door on my past I didn’t expect it to come back and haunt me. I was appalled when she called for my help, but she swore I was the one person who could save him—the only man I’ve ever loved. The man she stole from me. She’s to blame for the mess of a man he’s become, but I’m to blame for walking away. Anything good has been long forgotten. In its place isWhen I closed the door on my past I didn’t expect it to come back and haunt me. I was appalled when she called for my help, but she swore I was the one person who could save him—the only man I’ve ever loved. The man she stole from me. She’s to blame for the mess of a man he’s become, but I’m to blame for walking away. Anything good has been long forgotten. In its place is destruction, devastation and enough regret to last a lifetime. I came in hopes of making things right. But I never expected this. A broken man, a hopeless future, the beginning of the end. Maybe between the two of us, we can save the man who owns our hearts. Loss, betrayal, addiction. Mix them together and the concoction will ruin you....

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ISBN : 33796323
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Number of Pages : 235 Pages
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garden of goodbyes Reviews

  • Jennifer Kyle
    2018-10-20 12:24

    5 + STARSFaith Andrews delivered what some will be hesitate to pick up type of story if they are spoiler whores and have some limits to their reading expeditions. For those who love spoilers please note that this book does include cheating, drug use, and not your typical hea. That being said, I inhaled this story from the first pages as the story is told in dual povs of sisters; Eden and Violet and the love of one football quarterback named Lennox Dean.The writing is phenomenal, the storyline never lost its pace, as Faith Andrews wrote one of the best books of 2017. She skillfully takes you from present to past as she shows why Eden is being asked by Violet to return home to implore Lennox to seek help for his drug addiction. "Please let this work. Please, Eden, have mercy on us even though we don’t deserve it."There are so many heartbreaking aspects to the story as Eden and Lennox dated for years they were one another’s forevers and until her sister Violet became his sexual and drug partner. The deceit, the crush on Eden’s behalf was so well written as was her sister’s jealously and desire for Lennox.”It was her name he whispered when he was so drunk he couldn’t stand. It was her face he saw in his drug-induced dreams. I knew this because it was her name that slipped from his lips when he cried out in agony for someone to save him. It was never me.”Eden returns home the past three years she has held onto her hate at both Lennox and Violet yet her love for Lennox and her shock at how far he has fallen breaks her heart.”His voice didn’t match his appearance. It was familiar, laced with tenderness I could never forget. But his eyes – red – rimmed and glazed over – held the truth. He was a strung-out stranger.”Through the present/past chapters Lennox’s downfall and his and Violet’s betrayal will rip a reader’s heart out. ”I’m your sister, Violet! Your only fucking sister! Please don’t do this to me. I’ll do anything for you if you leave him – leave us – alone.”The story illustrates the horror of drug use while also hitting on so many emotions within both sisters perfectly. The characters are flawed, the ending worked perfectly, and the story as a whole left me in one hell of a book hanger over."You owe me nothing, not even your tears. Forgive me, my love, my one and only."

  • Hulya Kara Yuksel
    2018-11-19 11:22

    "I know this now. I’ve known it for a very long time. You’ve been tormented with memories, but I live with the reality every day. I may have been some rare and exotic flower to him once, but you? Eden, you were and always will be his entire garden."I'm finished, I'm ruined, I'm broken... Uhhh I can't stop my tears and if you excuse me, I'll cry some more... Bye! 😢😢😢

  • boogenhagen
    2018-11-06 15:08

    Eden and Lennox are in love, Violet is jealous cause everyone but her sister is mean to her, so she introduces Lennox to drugs and then sets herself up as his main bang. Eden is left to go on while Lennox and Violet spiral down into addiction.I love a good cheating sister betrayal story, but this was waaaaayyy to immaturely emo and dramarama for my taste. Plus I sincerely doubt that sister or not, Violet and Eden could repair their relationship in such a short amount of time. Violet needed to grow up but she will probably always be an immature whiner and a mill stone around her sister's neck. Yes, she did have a rotten childhood, but still you have to be accountable sometime and Violet was a long mess of blame for everything and everyone else. Eden needed to figure out that she can't care take forever and needed to kick Violet to the curb and keep her kicked.Lennox was an idiot, and then he offed himself, so at least there was a tiny bit of justice - tho to make it really just, Violet should should have been offed too. Again, addiction is a disease, but like any other, you need to get treatment and not drag everyone else into your mess. I ran out of empathy around chapter two and unfortunately the rest was so overly dramatic, I never got it back.

  • Saffron
    2018-10-30 09:12

    All the stars!!! Let me tell you a little story... I started this story on my couch. No one was home; I was alone. I had a blanket and a cup of coffee. I'm reading it and reading it, and right there on my couch, our love affair begins, this book and mine. I forgot about the coffee. I forgot about everything else but getting to know Violet, Lennox and Eden. They felt so real to me. So raw, so beautiful, so complicated.I lived and breathed this story for two whole days. If it were up to me, I would've finished it sooner; our love was that strong. But honestly, I wanted to savor it. Because I knew the end was coming and if I read faster, this beautiful, tragic story will end, and then where would I be.I'm not going to give you any spoilers. This is a story that NEEDS to be experienced in it's full glory. Let it hit you when you're not looking. Let it charm you, make it's way into your heart because IT WILL! There's no two ways about it. I can't even imagine a reality where people won't like it. Because this story is just that real and raw and breathtaking.None of this would be possible without it's creator, of course. I've been a long time fan of Faith Andrews. I know her stories are sweet and light and as always, charming. With this one, though, she is doing something different. She is venturing into something darker, something that will make you think and above all, FEEL EVERY SINGLE EMOTION. Remember that coffee I started out with? Yeah, I never touched it. In fact, I didn't even move from my spot until my husband came home and asked for dinner. I hated him for that, by the way. LOL! The fact that the author chose to write a story completely different from her usual brand, is enough to make me a fan of her for life (it takes true courage and talent to be able to do that). But to do it so... flawlessly, so beautifully and dare I say, so effortlessly is testament to her mid-blowing creativity.I won't forget this story, not for a very long time, maybe never. It made me feel things, see things, appreciate people in my life. I've really fallen VERY VERY HARD for this book. I'll always be in love with this story, with these characters, who are so like us. Their story, their journey, their love, their struggles could be ours and that's what makes this book so special to me. THIS BOOK NEEDS TO BE READ.NEEEEEDS.I just... Ugh. I'm feeling too emotional right now. JUST. PLEASE. READ. THIS. BOOK.

  • Jan
    2018-10-29 14:14

    **Review updated again ** 21/03/17 and 2 days later.... Still thinking about this... I'll have to go with 4 Stars.Review updated 19/03/17*************12 hours later*****************Because I said almost nothing here but the few I did is putting my friends off of reading this, I am adding a link with a friend's review. A friend who loves sending my way stories to mess up with my head Lol She did a fantastic job telling what Garden of Goodbyes is about.Saunder's reviewMy thoughts straight after finishing the book 18/03/17Saunders, I don't know, I really don't know what make of this. I hated it. I loved it. I like it. I didn't like it. There were moments I wanted to give this 5 Stars and others that I wanted to give it Zero, Zilt, Nada Stars.I wanted to slap Violet's face so many times and kick that asshole excuse of a man ass many others. I wanted to shake Eden and shout to her: MOVE ON, pretty please! You don't deserve that.My feelings are all over the place. So many feelings. None of them are good. My anger has gone, unfortunately, I would say. Better to deal with anger than this sadness I am feeling right now. I won't rate this now. Mulling it over...Available on KU

  • Jen
    2018-11-05 16:21

    4.5 StarsBetrayal was fucked up like that. It left the kind of scars on your soul that were so deep and permanent they were a constant reminder of the battle you endured.Well, this definitely brought the angst.This book was exactly the non-romance story I needed right now. As soon as I finished reading this, I was checking flight prices to Hawaii because I wanted to hug my sister and tell her in person how much I love her. Eden and Violet's story wrecked me in the best way and though I'm not sure either one got their HEA, I thought the ending was perfect given the story.

  • Elfina Renee
    2018-11-05 10:33

    I can certainly understand why so many reviewers posted the gifs and visuals they posted as Garden of Goodbyes invokes so many overwhelming emotions. God knows I'm experiencing some major ones myself. However I'm not the teary eye variety. I give many props and praises to Faith Andrews masterpiece and having this extreme ability. Instantly I was able to connect with the characters. Their personalities, complex, at times were difficult to read but mainly do to my own reactions and the dark path this gifted author took us on. I guess the main emotion I felt was rage. A ball of fiery molten lava in the pit of my stomach where I wanted to beat the hell out of someone verses cuddling a box of tissues, dabbing at my eyes. So freaking powerful! The whole concept of forgiveness was alien and makes the characters like Eden a much stronger person. I just simply couldn't and wouldn't do it. I'd washed my hands of the whole situation no matter the outcome. Books like this that can make you feel one extreme to another are golden and soooooo damn worthy of the five star rating.

  • Saunders
    2018-10-23 17:13

    So where do I start with this thought provoking read? I almost didn't read this book because the previous stories I have read by Faith Andrews, I didn't like them. I downloaded the free sample and was immediately caught by the opening line “ I need your help” - four desperate words opened this story and after reading the first few chapters I knew I would be caught by the depth of the writing.This is an emotional story and revolves around three main characters Eden, Lennox and Eden's sister Violet but don’t go into this story thinking it is a romance - it is very much more than that. It is a story of love, addiction and the destruction that addiction brings about. Their journey brings a number of choices and the consequences of these choices made some painful reading. Lennox and Eden had a lifetime ahead of them. They loved each other from 17. Lennox had taught Eden about unconditional selfless love and it was Lennox who injected the meaning of life into Eden. Both had big dreams. High school for Eden, NFL for Lennox and marriage. That dream was fulfilled until an injury robbed Lennox of his future and his love for Eden. Violet - her idea of love was reckless and it always ended in disaster. She was like the serpent in the Garden of Eden, I disliked her so much and the role she played in destroying something that was good and pure.The flaws of each character are laid bare in this story. Each one of them wanted to be loved but we see the ultimate price that is paid by each one of them and the consequences of their decisions.Cheating is a hard limit for me and I would not go near a book with cheating, I would give it a resounding body swerve BUT please don’t discard this book because of that. Read the story and absorb the writing of Faith Andrews and how she presents this story and these three characters. It will help you understand how the cheating became inevitable and the ultimate price that these three paid.Sometimes the culmination of things that are too powerful to defeat can steal the thing we love the most. Lennox loved Eden and Violet in different ways. He belonged to both of them and was loved by both of them in a different way. Lennox was not the man who tore them apart but was the man who eventually brought them back to love.A powerful read and so glad it was available on Kindle Unlimited.'That’s the thing about optimism - sometimes it clouded your judgment, like rose-colored glasses, and left you vulnerable for reality to blindside the shit out of you.”

  • Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
    2018-11-20 12:05

    'When you survive the death of your heart, any other pain feels as insignificant as a pin prick.’We love nothing more than to experience an author stepping out of their comfort zone, producing work you wouldn’t expect from them and in Garden of Goodbyes we witnessed quite departure from the Faith Andrews books we’ve previously read. This book was the gloom to the sweet, the raw to the passionate of her previous reads and we absolutely applaud her for telling the story that was in her heart. For telling it her way and for not romanticising addiction, but instead showing it in all its ugliness and destruction. She could have so easily taken this story down a certain path, yet she refrained and for that she has our admiration.Those looking for a light read best be putting this one aside until you’re in the mood because Garden of Goodbyes is gloomy and depressing, yet it’s so honest, raw and at times emotionally brutal.“Let this kind of love be enough because it’s all you can handle right now.”There were moments during Garden of Goodbyes when our hearts were ripped open and raw, experiencing the emotions of these characters, yet there were times we struggled to connect to the ‘love and soulmate’ aspect of the story as emotional blow after emotional blow was delivered in this story of love versus hate, betrayal versus loyalty.“I’d do anything for you, Edie. I’ve always loved you and I’ll never stop. Everything I do is for you. This, too. I’ll do it for you.”This story starts out in the present where three lives are decimated through a series events we’re not initially privy to but are revealed through the POV’s of sisters Violet and Eden in past and present switches. Personally we would have loved a little more past explored and maybe a pov or two from Lennox to really feel the connection between Lennox and Eden before it all went so wrong. Had we been shown rather than told of their feelings, we would have experienced their connection on a more intense level.‘I heard someone say once that you’re only as sick as your secrets. If that was the case, I was basically on my death bed.’In saying that we were desperate to know how a love, so full of future dreams and aspirations between a star Rookie Quarterback, Lennox Dean and Eden Haywood, the ‘small town nobody who lucked out by occupying the heart of Lennox Dean for the last two years’ went so wrong? And it was the cruellest of most humiliating of actions that would bring three people to the brink.‘It was her name he whispered when he was so drunk he couldn’t stand. It was her face he saw in his drug-induced dreams. I knew this because it was her name that slipped from his lips when he cried out in agony for someone to save him. It was never me.’Faith Andrews story carried a shadowy feel of foreboding throughout, there wasn’t a lot of light in this story and by the end we had a heaviness in our hearts and found our feelings moving all over the show, experiencing sympathy for characters one minute, hatred the next and swinging our emotions and feelings time and again.“We’re written in the stars, Edie, destined to be together forever.”Faith Andrews dug very deep to tell Eden, Violet and Lennox’s tragic story of addiction, family dynamics, love and betrayal. Knowing from the very beginning where this story was heading, resulted in us reading with a heaviness forever present in our hearts.GARDEN OF GOODBYES is available to purchase belowAmazon USAmazon UKCome visit and follow us at:✲ TotallybookedBlog✲ TB on Facebook✲ TB on Twitter✲ TB on Pinterest

  • Ela
    2018-11-10 15:31

    Yeah, um just no! I may be the minority here but NOPE just NO. (view spoiler)[first of what kind of sister is Violet????? A druggie cunt that's the kind! Who provides drugs to her sisters love of her life behind her back and then asks him to make her forget shit, if that's not seducing to be fucked I don't know what is. The we have Lenox! The fucker got hooked on smack because of a NFL injury then fucks his woman's nasty sister who is like his dealer and when shit hits the fan he offs himself so the 2 sisters can find peace and love and rainbows???!!!!!! I SAY THE FUCK YOU LOT! Lenox never loves Violet he only stays with her cause HELLO she's his "dealer"!!!!!!!!!! (hide spoiler)]So on that note this was not the book for me, it just made me pissed the fuck off.

  • Anna
    2018-10-29 09:31

    A painful yet beautiful story !This book was beautifully written even though it ripped my heart out over and over. I was intrigued by the blurb and I couldn't stop thinking about the story for days. Finally, I was able to build enough courage and I'm so glad. This book will stay with me for a long time. Although, I may have wanted a different ending I am satisfied with how the author told this story. And for that, I wouldn't change a thing.

  • Eda** # Dax Lahn's Golden Tigress#
    2018-10-30 14:28

    ** 5+++ “damn this story is exhausting” STARS ** ** Special thank you to my book buddy Hülya for recommending this piece of art to me! **

  • Nikki ღ Navareus
    2018-10-23 14:31

    Great writing, great storytelling. Depressing as hell story though, and I had a hard as hell time pushing through to the end. I STILL hate Violet worth a passion. I need some happy pills or something now.

  • Shannon
    2018-11-09 13:33

    This ain't your mama's Faith Andrews book, that is for sure. Buckle up, grab the tissues, and maybe have a cardiologist on speed dial- your heart's gonna need some help by the time you're finished reading this one. And you might want copious amounts of chocolate and wine on hand as well.Bravo to Faith for taking a chance on something completely different than what we're used to seeing from her!This book completely and utterly wrecked me! It's still wrecking me...every time I think about these characters the tears just start flowing. This is one story you won't come away from unscathed. I cried. She laughed. Yet I still love her.

  • Ruthie Henrick
    2018-10-24 11:11

    Only a few times during the course of a lifetime does a story make such an impact that you know you will remember it for a really long time. Forget about this author's traditionally sweet yet angsty writing style—which has always made her books insta-faves. Do NOT, however, forget the poetic way Faith has always managed to string those same twenty six letters into narrative and dialogue that grabs hold of the reader's heart, wrings it out and rips it apart. That's all still true. Garden of Goodbyes is gritty and mean and sad and honestly steals your breath.But once you've opened the second box of tissues and contemplated calling in sick to work the next day because there's no WAY you're going in with your eyes as puffy and red as you know they'll be when you wake up in the morning . . . she starts the process of putting you back together.This is a FIVE STAR, EVERYBODY SHOULD READ THIS RIGHT NOW KIND OF BOOK. This book isn't easy. It's not hearts and flowers, but it's perfect. It's family and loss and addiction and hate . . . And in the end, it's truth and learning to live and love with what's left over. And it will stay with you for a while.

  • Luna Sol
    2018-10-25 14:33

    This is my first book by Faith Andrews. I am very impressed with her writing and her ability to evoke so many feeling with every sentence. This was a very hard story to read. I had to take breaks because it was too much at times. At the beginning I was confused because for a long time I was not really able to form a connection with any of the characters. I was looking for the romance factor. But this book is not really about romance. This poignant book tells the story of three lives, Eden, Violet and one very popular, handsome football player. Lennox and Eden were high school sweethearts and they had their future planned until one day tragedy changed destiny and this story evolves. The author uses alternating POVs and takes us to the past in some of the chapters allowing the reader to understand and live how the events really happened.My emotions were all over the place. This book shows perfectly how addiction has no qualms in who it chooses to attack, it does not matter who you are or where you come from. It brings us right to the center of the eye storm of full blown addiction and selfishness to pain and sorrow. I wanted to hate Violet but the truth is that I couldn't. She was my favorite character in this story. I saw a lot of the younger me in Violet and maybe understood her for so many reasons. The message in this book may come across different to the readers according to their personal experiences but I do hope that if one day they find themselves in the position of these characters they can understand that addiction is a disease and there is a cause for it that sometimes is never found. Congratulations to the author for taking a risk on writing a story like this one.

  • Jamie ♡♡ submits to books ♡♡
    2018-10-28 10:07

    ***** 5 "Written in the Stars" Stars *****"He belonged to both of us; he was loved by both of us; he would be remembered by both of us as the man who tore us apart but then brought us back together."Eden and Lennox were the perfect couple. Their future was written in the Stars from day one. Lennox was the all American guy with his destiny mapped out to be a top NFL quarterback with his beautiful girl Eden by his side 100%.Eden knew her future was wherever Lennox was. Life should have been simple but, Eden and her sister Violet have a darkened relationship from years of Eden protecting Violet from their abusive father.Lennox accepts Violet as a packaged deal with Eden. He loves Eden more than anything so Violet was never a hard choice. But that choice comes with her own deamons. Deamons that will overtake the perfect life that once was and overshadow any happiness with the darkness of pain, drugs, alcohol and the ultimate betrayal. "Betrayal was fucked up. It left the kind of scars on your soul that were so deep and permanent they were a constant reminder of the battle you endured."A battle that only two will survive.I NEVER EVER expected this ending. It crushed my heart and I was left speechless and sad. I needed a different outcome but Miss Andrews rocked my inner core with this story. My emotions were still affected long after I finished this one!

  • Christine
    2018-10-25 17:31

    Raw, gritty, painful a few of the words I'm thinking to describe this book I just read.I love this type of angsty story.The only criticism with it is the letter from Lennox to Eden and Violet.Would a junkie/drunk for three years be able to write such beautiful words?Still worth the fives stars.

  • Jen
    2018-11-16 11:07

    Someone come hug me!! I just finished Garden of Goodbyes and my heart is aching. Literally crumpled on the floor. Having put this book off to the side for personal reasons, I finally worked up the courage to dig in. I’m so glad my head was in the right place, because WOW. I’ve read Faith Andrews’ books in the past and have always been a huge fan of her writing. This book exceeded every expectation I had and although it was an extremely emotional experience for me, I am blown away with the entire story. My heart breaks for anyone who has been touched by addiction. There are no words to capture how it can literally rip a family apart and destroy the lives of both the person with the addiction and all those who love them. Forgiveness is, I believe, a true lesson to take away from Garden of Goodbyes. Whether you’re holding onto anger or pain, sometimes forgiveness seems impossible. Once you’re able to set some of it free, you may be able to move forward and find a bit of peace for yourself. When I think about the amount of heart and soul Faith Andrews poured into her novel, I can’t even imagine how she was able to write through the tears. Mine were endless and I’m still a mess. Yes, this book isn’t an easy read. Yes, it will leave you heartbroken and needing a big bottle of wine. But there are many lessons to learn within these pages and if can help even one person to get the help they need, it’s worth every tear. I have a hunch that Ms. Andrews has just gotten started on filling out hearts with even more of her emotional tales and I can’t wait to read all of them.

  • T. Torrest
    2018-10-31 16:20

    I don’t normally gush about books. But this one cast such a spell on me that I had to tell you about it. The characters were strong, damaged, flawed, and real. The plot was intriguing. The writing was stellar. I read every beautiful word of this sexy, heart-wrenching love story, and it ripped my guts out with every turn of the page. Days later, I’m still trying to recover. Easy 5 stars!

  • Shari Kay
    2018-10-22 15:30

    zip, zilch, nada interest (view spoiler)[in this mess of angst and betrayal (hide spoiler)]https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

  • Mella
    2018-11-18 10:25

    Zunächst einmal wollte ich euch wissen lassen, dass ich erhebliche Probleme hatte eine adequate Rezension zu schreiben. Selbst während ich diese hier schreibe, habe ich das Gefühl, dass sie nicht so ist, wie sie sein sollte. Seit ich das Buch am gestrigen Abend beendet habe geht es mir nicht mehr aus dem Kopf. Noch nie habe ich es erlebt, dass mich ein Buch so wütend, ja schon fast aggressiv macht wie "Garden of Goodbyes" von Faith AndrewsKeine Frage der Schreibstil von Faith Andrews war angenehm leicht und flüssig zu lesen und sie schaffte es auch mich an das Buch zu fesseln, dennoch konnte mich die Geschichte nicht 100% überzeugen. Sie brachte den "Kampf" von Violet (und auch Lennox) ziemlich gut rüber. Und doch blieb die emotionale Achterbahn, die ich erwartet hatte leider aus. Es nahm mich nicht so mit, wie ich gedacht habe dabei war die Idee hinter der Story ziemlich gut. Bei den Charakteren wusste ich ziemlich lange nicht auf wessen Seite ich sein würde, aber das änderte sich doch schon sehr schnell und ich war #TeamEden Faith Andrews hat die Abwärtsspirale von Violet und Lennox sehr gut beschrieben und ich fühlte zum Teil mit Violet, doch nicht so sehr, wie ich mit Eden litt, die von den zwei Menschen betrogen und verletzt wurde, die sie am meisten liebte. Gerade auf Violet war ich stinksauer, denn alles was sie tat war kindisch und selbstsüchtig und sie tat Dinge, einfach weil sie es konnte und dabei war es ihr im Endeffekt egal wer unter ihren Fehlern litt und wen sie mit in den Abgrund riss. In meinen Augen wollte sie was Eden hatte: Lennox und dessen Liebe, dabei waren ihr die Gefühle ihrer SCHWESTER schnurzegal - wäre ich an Edens Stelle gewesen, wäre ich sicher nicht so forgiving we sie gewesen und meine Schwester wäre für mich gestorben gewesen. Nichts desto trotz hätten die ein oder anderen Kapitel aus Lennox´ Sicht sicherlich nicht geschadet. Ich will nicht sagen, dass Eden ohne Fehl und Tadel war, aber Violet trägt in meinen Augen die meiste Schuld. Sie sah ihre Chance als Lennox sie brauchte, um an Schmerzmittel oder härtere Mittel zu kommen und sie nutzte, dabei auf die Konsequenzen spuckend. Das die Geschichte aus der Sicht beider Schwestern erzählt wurde (sowohl Vergangenheit als auch Gegenwart) half vieles zu verstehen, dennoch machte es mir Violet noch unsympathischer, denn sie machte sich wissenden und sehenden Auges mit Lennox auf den Weg zur Hölle - Eden war ihr dabei völlig egal. Ich litt mit Eden, weinte mit ihr um die Menschen, die sie am meisten liebte und von denen sie so sehr betrogen wurde, nur um ihr Leben - ihr aller Zukunft wegzuwerfen. Es war schrecklich was Lennox wiederfuhr, dennoch gab er Eden nie auch nur eine Chance ihm zu helfen. Eden versuchte alles um ihre Träume weiter wahr werden zu lassen, nur um von V und L das Herz bei lebendigem Leib heraus gerissen zu bekommen. Violet zerstörte die Zukunft ihrer Schwester und die Liebe ihres Lebens gleich mit - nur weil ihr die Liebe ihrer Schwester nicht genug war. Als Lennox sich zu ändern begann nutzte sie ihre Chance ihn abhängig von Drogen und ihr zu machen, der einzigen Person, die ihm helfen konnte an "stoff" heran zu kommen. Hätte sie Lennox wirklich geliebt, hätte sie ihm nie den Weg zur Holle gewiesen. Ihr drogenfreies HEA hat sie in meinen Augen nicht verdient und sie kam viel zu ungeschoren davon - meiner Meinung nach hatte sie die Epiphany nie. Faith Andrews hatte viele schöne Stellen im Text, doch eine blieb mir besonders im Herzen: Violet mochte eine Blume für ihn sein, aber Eden war sein Garten. (oder so ähnlich, ich müsste jetzt nochmal gucken. Insgesamt war Garden of Goodbyes weniger emotional als erwartet und etwas enttäuschend.

  • Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
    2018-10-23 12:34

    'When you survive the death of your heart, any other pain feels as insignificant as a pin prick.’We love nothing more than to experience an author stepping out of their comfort zone, producing work you wouldn’t expect from them and in Garden of Goodbyes we witnessed quite departure from the Faith Andrews books we’ve previously read. This book was the gloom to the sweet, the raw to the passionate of her previous reads and we absolutely applaud her for telling the story that was in her heart. For telling it her way and for not romanticising addiction, but instead showing it in all its ugliness and destruction. She could have so easily taken this story down a certain path, yet she refrained and for that she has our admiration.Those looking for a light read best be putting this one aside until you’re in the mood because Garden of Goodbyes is gloomy and depressing, yet it’s so honest, raw and at times emotionally brutal.“Let this kind of love be enough because it’s all you can handle right now.”There were moments during Garden of Goodbyes when our hearts were ripped open and raw, experiencing the emotions of these characters, yet there were times we struggled to connect to the ‘love and soulmate’ aspect of the story as emotional blow after emotional blow was delivered in this story of love versus hate, betrayal versus loyalty.“We’re written in the stars, Edie, destined to be together forever.”Faith Andrews story carried a shadowy feel of foreboding throughout, there wasn’t a lot of light in this story and by the end we had a heaviness in our hearts and found our feelings moving all over the show, experiencing sympathy for characters one minute, hatred the next and swinging our emotions and feelings time and again.......Click here for full review at TBBGARDEN OF GOODBYES is available to purchase belowAmazon USAmazon UKCome visit and follow us at:✲ TotallybookedBlog✲ TB on Facebook✲ TB on Twitter✲ TB on Pinterest

  • EscapeNBooks
    2018-10-23 16:04

    4.5 starsGarden of Goodbyes by Faith Andrews is a contemporary romance, ugly cry novel."You owe me nothing, not even your tears. Forgive me, my love, my one and only."Violet and Eden are sisters and while they have many things in common, they are very different women, except for one man who ties them together."When you survive the death of your heart, any other pain feels as insignificant as a pin prick. That’s what I believed. Only, it was a lie."Having become a huge fan of Faith Andrews' writing, I was surprised to see her write a book that deviated from the norm of her hot and swoony characters. But, I love when authors take risks in books. And I especially love when these risks are successful, and without a doubt, this book BLEW MY MIND. Woah!! The beginning of Garden of Goodbyes piqued my interest, giving me just enough to make me ingest all of the words on the page. By eleven percent, I was a goner. Talk about adding drama to angst. I hung on every word, every breath, every pause, every action."Please let this work. Please, Eden, have mercy on us even though we don’t deserve it."What unraveled in the pages that followed took my emotions to such extreme highs and lows as I read the story of the three main characters, Violet, Eden, and Lennox. My heart was literally pulled and torn between them. They each had their own demons, their own triggers, their own moments of defeat. Their story ripped me up and tore me to pieces. It made me feel each regret, each moment of sadness, and nearly snuffed out my hope for renewal."You’ve been tormented with memories, but I live with the reality every day. I may have been some rare and exotic flower to him once, but you? Eden, you were and always will be his entire garden.”At the conclusion of it all, I was just numb, completely lost emotionally. Garden of Goodbyes was a story of blurred lines, life-altering love, forgotten chances, and hopeful rebirth. It was messy love that tore me apart and left some pieces to the wind.“I’d do anything for you, Edie. I’ve always loved you and I’ll never stop. Everything I do is for you. This, too. I’ll do it for you.”

  • Raj
    2018-10-28 14:32

    When you deliberately plot to have your sister's boyfriend as your own and stalk him until finally at the moment of his weakness you trap him in a drug infused three year binge you deserve zero sympathy when the life you planned with him goes to total shit.Violet the siren of the story is similar to the sirens of Greek myth and we all know what happened to those poor sailors once they heard the siren's call.In this instant the drugs that Violet provides him is that seductive voice that lures the love of her sister's life Lennox into world of filth and degradation where at times he so out of this world that he believes he is still with his childhood sweetheart Eden whom he promised to marry and love forever.When the only way you can keep someone tied to your fate is by artificial means,where seeking help sooner would mean that the person you covet is going to view you as that manipulative monster that you are once that drugged euphoria evaporates and you would do anything to avoid that at all costs,than you truly are a monster if ending it sooner would have resulted in a more positive outcome.Seeking help in the eleventh hour from the sister that you betrayed does not absolve you of your sins just because you have sucked all the life out of the pet that you sought to leash and own.A pet that no longer responds to your call. A really well written book that is not safe due to the aspect of cheating and some may find the ending revolting.

  • Alissa
    2018-11-10 10:22

    I just finished this powerful book and my emotions are all over the place!! What an incredible story of betrayal, loss and healing. There were only 3 main characters here (and we got 2 alternating pov's) but the emotion that poured out of each one was palpable. Poor Eden took the brunt of the carnage that Violet and Lennox inflicted, but she was such a strong character and I felt for her so many times. And Violet - someone who did unspeakable things should be hated, right? But by the end of the book I found myself rooting for her. Because at the end of the day, all she really wanted was to be loved. She gave up her soul to make others happy and lost herself in the process. And it took a long, long journey for her to finally come out on the other side. Faith Andrews poured her heart into this book - the writing is fantastic and the story is one that I'll remember for a long time. It did take me a bit to become invested in the story, as it wasn't until around 40% that it really started going. But from that point on it took off on a destructive path until it totally went off the rails. Such a powerful book that I highly recommend!!!

  • Donna ~ The Romance Cover
    2018-10-25 11:29

    4.5 stars!!! This is a book I fully intend to give a full review but even so long after reading and my copious notes I still cannot put all the pieces together to get it right.This book KILLED me. The emotion that Faith Andrews pours into this and conveys to the reader totally hit me where it hurts and this book certainly let its presence be felt. Some books leave their mark and this is definitely one of them. My notes have only brought back a plethora of emotions and a need to re-read.This book tackles some tough, hard hitting subjects and Faith Andrews was perfection in its execution. This author was brave and I admire her for that and she told the story that the characters demanded in all its raw, honest glory and it wasn't always pretty. Sometimes life isn't a bowl of cherries, shit happens and this was painful, but it was brutally honest and that is what I loved the most.“How can I hurt the people who love me when there is not one fucking person who ever loved me in my entire sorry life?”

  • Nance
    2018-11-06 16:30

    Wow! I can't even express how I feel at the moment after just turning the last page of this book. The emotions. The heartbreak. My body is just numb. I need to think about this before I write my review. But, know this, the book that I just finished reading was one incite to substance abuse if you really have no idea what it entails. The people it affects. And, how life changing it can really be. Ms. Andrews penned one powerful story...3/18/17***POSSIBLE SPOILERS PRESENT WITHIN REVIEW***Okay now that I've had a day to reflect, and still am thinking about this amazing story, I can finally put it into words. It's the story of two sisters who couldn't be more opposite. Eden, the studious and nurturing sister who takes on the role of mother after she loses hers at a young age. She can no longer depend on the father who is more interested in his bottle of booze and the verbal insults that he dishes out daily. And, Violet, the wild child. She couldn't care less about doing the right thing. She parties hard, but it's her sister's love that she craves as the years go by. Eden's life seems to be perfect when in high school she meets Lennox, the magnetic high school star quarterback. He's on track for greatness while also being the love of Eden's life. Finally making it to the NFL, when a devastating injury puts a halt in his amazing career. Lennox is beyond horrified, and it's after that reality check that he won't ever play football again, that he spirals down a deep dark hole of desperation and abuse. The two sisters, one the protector and one the enabler, are eventually pitted against each other. What comes next is total heartbreak for one and survival for the other.Wow! What a powerful book. I read it all in one day desperately waiting to see how everything turned out. And, I can't even tell you how shocked I was. Total devastation. It's been a long time since I really sobbed from a book. Even now while writing this review, the tears are coming. The story is told in alternating POV's between the two sisters as the reader gets glimpses from the past and present. Substance abuse is a huge topic in the story. It starts out as a way to manage pain, eventually turning into addiction. It was hard to read at times. The out of control desperation. The toll it takes on the body. The will to survive only to get that next fix. Another topic is the relationship between the two sisters. The betrayal. The lack of trust. And, Eden and Lennox's relationship really takes a backseat to his addiction while she has no idea how far gone into that abyss he has actually fallen. Ms. Andrews put it all there in her exceptional writing. Nothing was held back. The truth and honesty was elicitly portrayed. It was one gut-wrenching story. One to stay with you long after you turn the last page...

  • Halime Yazıcı Mimaroğlu
    2018-11-12 09:11

    Eden? Edie, is that really you? In the flesh Have you ever find yourself in a situation that you wont want to be in but can not help yourself and blindly jump into it despite you know what will happen or what will you feel about....YES I was excatly just like that when I started to read this book.story was really full of dusgusting situations ..cheating....betrayal and loneliness..... But Writer make this book like a epic. language was like enchanting song or sirens who blown your brain and make you blind everthing... I read it about 3.5 hours and in the end I was mess......Firstly Eden and Lennox was in love (I have doubts in here)...Later we meet Violet sister of Eden and bombs for them ,for their relationship.....Betrayal........... giving up.. tears... three heartbroken soul.........years....Later Eden is called and Violet needs help....Because Lennox is far beyond being lost.....He needs help and Eden was the only one who rescue him...or NOT......It was really painfull to read two side of pov... But I was really sorry for Eden...Lennox wasnt strong character.... But he didnt deserve that end....That Letter (view spoiler)[ Suicide letter of L (hide spoiler)]After that writer tried to savor sisters but. no I cant bear that.......I just applaud the language writer used...... poetic..... enchanting.... and painfull.. But other things.. characters.. plot... cheating stuff..... I hate those........["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Kindle Crack Book Reviews Cheri
    2018-10-31 16:28

    Garden of Goodbyes is not your typical hearts and flowers romance. Eden, Violet, and Lennox’ story isn’t your typical love triangle. It’s actually a love rectangle with a fourth object of affection. The object of their affection in this rectangle isn’t something anyone should love and covet. The fourth object is drugs. I felt for all three of the characters, especially Eden and Violet. They were collateral damage in the wake of substance abuse long before Lennox, bad times and poor decisions about drugs happened. What’s that saying, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger “ rings true for Eden. She might be one of the strongest characters I have ever “met.” This gripping story of love, family, addiction and sacrifice was itself addicting. I couldn’t put this book down if I tried. This story was heartbreaking, gritty and real. Garden of Goodbyes is not to miss. This review appears on www.kindlecrack.net, www.facebook.com/kindlecrack, Goodreads, Amazon, Pinterest, Google+ and Twitter. A review copy of this book was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.