We Own the Sky

We Own the Sky

Luke Allnutt / Jul 16, 2019

We Own the Sky A triumphant story of a father and his little boy and a love that knows no limits Rob Coates is a survivor He d thought he d won the lottery of life a beautiful home an incredible wife Anna and thei

  • Title: We Own the Sky
  • Author: Luke Allnutt
  • ISBN: We Own the Sky
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  • Page: 498
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  • A triumphant story of a father and his little boy and a love that knows no limits.Rob Coates is a survivor He d thought he d won the lottery of life a beautiful home, an incredible wife Anna, and their precious son Jack, who makes every day an extraordinary adventure But when tragedy befalls his family, Rob becomes his own worst enemy, pushing away all he holds dear Wit A triumphant story of a father and his little boy and a love that knows no limits.Rob Coates is a survivor He d thought he d won the lottery of life a beautiful home, an incredible wife Anna, and their precious son Jack, who makes every day an extraordinary adventure But when tragedy befalls his family, Rob becomes his own worst enemy, pushing away all he holds dear With his world now suddenly just outside of his grasp, Rob turns to photography, capturing the beautiful skyscrapers and clifftops he used to visit memories of the time when his family was happy And just when it feels as though there s nowhere left to turn, Rob embarks on the most unforgettable of journeys to reclaim the joy and love he thought he d lost Deeply emotional, beautifully written, and filled with tremendous heart, We Own the Sky is a soaring debut about the strength of the human spirit and the boundlessness of love It is a stunningly honest reminder of life s greatest gifts, showing how even a broken heart can learn to beat again Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 368 pages Expected publication February 5th 2019 by Park Row first published April 3rd 2018 More Details Original Title We Own the Sky ISBN 0778307700 ISBN13 9780778307709 Other Editions 32 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about We Own the Sky, please sign up Popular Answered Questions Is this book appropriate for a 12 year old like 4 months ago Add your answer Megan I would say no There is some brief sexual content binge drinking flag See 1 question about We Own the Sky Lists with This Book 2019 Releases I Can t Wait For 407 books 372 voters 2019 Contemporary Releases 152 books 79 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Feb 21, 2018 Angela M rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves edelweiss reviews, netgalley reviews A sick child, parents desperate to find help, to do anything to cure their child The story begins with Rob Coates in a low place, depressed, drinking and grieving alone The story of a family dealing with a crisis is told from Rob s point of view Rob and Anna love their five year old son Jack and each other, but as it sometimes happens, relationships are affected as people struggle to deal with sadness and loss Decisions are made and rifts occur It s an emotional read, about difficult circum A sick child, parents desperate to find help, to do anything to cure their child The story begins with Rob Coates in a low place, depressed, drinking and grieving alone The story of a family dealing with a crisis is told from Rob s point of view Rob and Anna love their five year old son Jack and each other, but as it sometimes happens, relationships are affected as people struggle to deal with sadness and loss Decisions are made and rifts occur It s an emotional read, about difficult circumstances, yet it captures moments of joy that ease the road to forgiveness and healing I don t usually comment on book covers, but this one says so much about the story in it s beauty and simplicity a man and his little boy I m finding it difficult to write a review without giving anything away so this may seem a little vague, a little short, but I prefer to keep away from specifics This is an emotional story, realistic and one that drew me in from the beginning, not just the beginning of the novel, but in Allnutt s note to the reader at the start of the book, where he tells us what his motivation was to write the book I wrote it because I thought I was going to die Having been diagnosed with a serious illness, on a journey of healing of his own, he wrote this story of healing and hope reflected in the journey of Rob, Anna and beautiful Jack I received an advanced copy of this book from Park Row Books HarperCollins through NetGalley and Edelweiss flag 108 likesLike see review View all 29 comments May 06, 2018 Jen rated it really liked it review of another edition The unraveling of a family when a child takes ill What one parent will do to try to beat the odds The sacrifices monumental This is a story of love, loss and of forgiveness The stripping of one s character to the most primitive of emotions The rawness of grief The flaws in character that are magnified during a dark and desperate moment And the healing that comes with acceptance.I found this to be beautifully written but still something amiss for that emotional connection that would have m The unraveling of a family when a child takes ill What one parent will do to try to beat the odds The sacrifices monumental This is a story of love, loss and of forgiveness The stripping of one s character to the most primitive of emotions The rawness of grief The flaws in character that are magnified during a dark and desperate moment And the healing that comes with acceptance.I found this to be beautifully written but still something amiss for that emotional connection that would have made this a perfect read.4 flag 83 likesLike see review View all 50 comments Apr 06, 2018 Jennifer TarHeelReader rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves arcs, ew ew wishlist, kindle version 4 stars to We Own the Sky, a tribute to the love between fathers and sons Luke Allnutt had me hooked from his opening where he spoke personally of his own serious illness He began writing this novel to help him cope while receiving chemotherapy Allnutt spoke so sensitively about his wife and children that I knew this book was going to grab hold of my heart And that it did Rob Coates is married to Anna, and their son, Jack, receives a dire diagnosis Rob is desperate to find a cure f 4 stars to We Own the Sky, a tribute to the love between fathers and sons Luke Allnutt had me hooked from his opening where he spoke personally of his own serious illness He began writing this novel to help him cope while receiving chemotherapy Allnutt spoke so sensitively about his wife and children that I knew this book was going to grab hold of my heart And that it did Rob Coates is married to Anna, and their son, Jack, receives a dire diagnosis Rob is desperate to find a cure for Jack, willing to try any treatment, even if affects his quality of life Rob is our narrator, which adds a unique perspective to the story because it enabled the exploration of that special bond fathers and sons can have Devastatingly, Rob goes from having it all to losing everything, and the story in between is witty, endearing, clever, and full of hope and healing If you ve experienced loss, Rob, Anna, and Jack s story will resonate in its authenticity and relevance Thank you to Luke Allnutt, Park Row Books Harper Collins, and Edelweiss for the ARC to review flag 75 likesLike see review View all 42 comments Apr 30, 2018 Lindsay Traveling Sister rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley 3.5 stars A very touching story about family, hope, love and loss.Rob and Anna Coates are happily married with a young son named Jack Tragedy strikes their lives when a devastating illness is diagnosed This novel follows Rob through the aftermath of this diagnosis It is an honest, emotional, raw and sincere look into the face of family tragedy and grief.The author, Luke Allnutt, writes from the heart His own personal battle with cancer sparked the idea of writing this heartfelt story There 3.5 stars A very touching story about family, hope, love and loss.Rob and Anna Coates are happily married with a young son named Jack Tragedy strikes their lives when a devastating illness is diagnosed This novel follows Rob through the aftermath of this diagnosis It is an honest, emotional, raw and sincere look into the face of family tragedy and grief.The author, Luke Allnutt, writes from the heart His own personal battle with cancer sparked the idea of writing this heartfelt story There are many hard hitting moments My emotions swirled throughout this book I felt for this family and shed than a few tears at what they experienced and endured For the majority of the novel, I felt a strong connection, however, I did find there were parts where my mind wandered For me, there were a few sections that seemed like extra detail that wasn t necessary but it didn t take away from the story as a whole Overall, I really enjoyed this journey.Thank you to NetGalley, Harlequin and Luke Allnutt for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review flag 61 likesLike see review View all 25 comments Apr 03, 2018 Kendall rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley approved, 2018 We Own the Sky is a beautifully written novel about love, loss, and family.Luke Alnutt delivers a very raw and emotional read about a family Anna and Rob struggling with their son Jack s brain tumor Interesting fact about myself during graduate school I did bereavement counseling and that was a very eye opening experience One thing that I learned you can t judge someone based on how they grieve or don t grieve with loss Relationships and people are affected differently as they try and cope We Own the Sky is a beautifully written novel about love, loss, and family.Luke Alnutt delivers a very raw and emotional read about a family Anna and Rob struggling with their son Jack s brain tumor Interesting fact about myself during graduate school I did bereavement counseling and that was a very eye opening experience One thing that I learned you can t judge someone based on how they grieve or don t grieve with loss Relationships and people are affected differently as they try and cope the best that they can.I think this novel portrays so well how life can so easily fall through your finger tips One moment you feel like you re ready to give up on life and the next by some miracle it s the beauty of healing I felt conflicted rating this novel it had so much beauty especially the significance of the title and the cover But, I just felt like it was just missing something I couldn t connect with the characters in the way I wanted and almost like I was looking into a microscope without being able to grasp the content Anna also felt a little cold to me and I wasn t too fond of her.The ending with Anna and Rob was a bit over the top and cheesy for my taste Overall, I enjoyed this one but not my favorite.3.5 stars for this one.Thank you to Netgalley and Harlequin for the advanced arc.Publication date 4 3 18Published to GR 4 3 18 flag 49 likesLike see review View all 25 comments Apr 03, 2018 DJ Sakata rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves netgallery, british, family drama, literary fiction Favorite Quotes Oh those Facebook mothers The way they talked, as if they had invented motherhood, as if they had invented the womb, telling themselves they were different from their own mothers because they ate quinoa and had cornrows in their hair and ran a Pinterest board on craft ideas for the recalcitrant under fives.Her eyes are like lizard tongues, darting toward me when she thinks I m not looking.There was a strange musty smell in Anna s parents house it reminded me of Werther s Butte Favorite Quotes Oh those Facebook mothers The way they talked, as if they had invented motherhood, as if they had invented the womb, telling themselves they were different from their own mothers because they ate quinoa and had cornrows in their hair and ran a Pinterest board on craft ideas for the recalcitrant under fives.Her eyes are like lizard tongues, darting toward me when she thinks I m not looking.There was a strange musty smell in Anna s parents house it reminded me of Werther s Butterscotch or the jasmine scented handkerchiefs old people put in their drawers.Too soon He was seventy four He d had his three score and ten David Frost had probably spent time on the toilet than my son had been alive.I should have listened to my dad He liked a drink, but hated drinkers It s all about them, son, he had told me, boring old bastards, always droning on All them clever thoughts, son, but the boy could hardly stand Because it gets you like that, the booze It makes you think you re unwrapping the world But you re not The world is unwrapping you.My Review This book gutted me, but in the best way possible Cleverly written with wit and observantly insightful detail that tapped all the senses, I was engaged and invested throughout this tragic yet uplifting and transformative journey I was staggered by the knowledge that this stunningly crafted work was Mr Allnutt s debut I was quite taken by his well honed and smooth writing style, which pulled me right into the vortex of a loving and desperate father s cranium I felt and absorbed his jubilance as well as his disequilibrium and misery The premise was relevant and moving while the prose was heart squeezing and emotive I fell in love with the adorable little Jack flag 32 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jun 01, 2018 Marialyce rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves library You can find my reviews here does one go on after the loss of a child How do you want to take another breathe, walk another step, live another day knowing that the child you so loved and cherished is gone Rob and Anna met at Cambridge, they fall in love and marry and after a time two becomes three as they welcome their beautiful son, Jack into the world They are so enad with Jack for it was very hard for Anna to conceive Jack loves special thin You can find my reviews here does one go on after the loss of a child How do you want to take another breathe, walk another step, live another day knowing that the child you so loved and cherished is gone Rob and Anna met at Cambridge, they fall in love and marry and after a time two becomes three as they welcome their beautiful son, Jack into the world They are so enad with Jack for it was very hard for Anna to conceive Jack loves special things, tall buildings, taking photographs, and his special cheese toast He grows with their love to the age of five and then the world they have created shatters as Jack stumbles in the playground and after being checked by the doctors, they receive devastating news.As the story continues Jack s life becomes filled with doctor and hospital visits, and Rob and Anna try to navigate their way through this news which will eventually shatter everything Searching for something, anything that will help Jack, Rob finds an online group and through one of their members receives just the hope he wants to latch onto As Jack becomes sicker the strain of this all places many cracks in their marriage and as they struggle facing the inevitable they part and each handles the devastation in different ways.This was a heart breaking story, one that truly affirms that losing a child is the very worst torture a parent can go through It was an emotional story, one that brought tears to my eyes on many occasions When reading such a book as this, one can reflect on how very fortunate they are to have had children who are healthy and grow It is a reminder to always cherish what you have with them and find moments of joy always in their birth and growth in this world At sunset the little soul that had come with the dawning went away, leaving heartbreak behind it L.M Montgomery Thanks once again to my local library for having a copy of this wonderful book Luke Allnutt has written a book relying on his own experiences with this devastating illness we all know as cancer flag 24 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Oct 07, 2017 Tracy Fenton rated it it was amazing review of another edition Sometimes you start a book and within the first few paragraphs you just connect Maybe it s the writing, the situation or the characters, but occasionally these books get under your skin and hook you until the final page.For me personally, this was one of those books As a parent it is never easy to read about a young child becoming ill, or follow the parents anguish and hope and desperation to save their son, but this story deals with the subject with compassion and a real sense of believabilit Sometimes you start a book and within the first few paragraphs you just connect Maybe it s the writing, the situation or the characters, but occasionally these books get under your skin and hook you until the final page.For me personally, this was one of those books As a parent it is never easy to read about a young child becoming ill, or follow the parents anguish and hope and desperation to save their son, but this story deals with the subject with compassion and a real sense of believability.Told entirely through the fathers eyes, We Own The Sky is a story that touched me deeply I was thinking about this book constantly and when I read the final chapter I knew it would stay with me for a long time afterwards.A really beautiful and heartbreaking story about love, grief, family, hope and how far we would go to protect our loved ones.Highly recommended flag 20 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jun 03, 2018 Myrna rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves audiobooks Good well written debut novel I was hesitant at first to read this novel on such a sad, sad issue What a great reminder that tomorrow s not promised 3.5 stars flag 12 likesLike see review View 2 comments Feb 01, 2018 Joanne Robertson rated it it was amazing review of another edition Make sure you read the introduction to this as it gives you an in depth understanding of why Luke Allnutt wrote this book I found it very emotional and was in need of tissues before I had actually even read the first chapter And you better make sure you keep those tissues handy as you are going to need them This is a wonderful book, beautifully written and with an unexpected calmness as the storyline develops There is no screaming and shouting as Rob and Anna come to terms with what is happen Make sure you read the introduction to this as it gives you an in depth understanding of why Luke Allnutt wrote this book I found it very emotional and was in need of tissues before I had actually even read the first chapter And you better make sure you keep those tissues handy as you are going to need them This is a wonderful book, beautifully written and with an unexpected calmness as the storyline develops There is no screaming and shouting as Rob and Anna come to terms with what is happening to Jack, just a quiet determination from mathematically minded Rob as he try s to find answers to what he sees as a solvable problem Robs relationship with his son was incredibly touching to watch, their father and son connection an uncomplicated delight to behold In comparison, Anna was very different in personality and dealt with her emotions with of a stiff upper lip but as we find out about her own background and upbringing, her reactions begin to make much sense.Although a book about loss, this isn t a depressing read The theme of hope and dreams for the future running throughout the narrative make it an uplifting tale of life but unfortunately our journey through it is often not always the smooth passage that we would hope for ourselves and our loved ones There were times that I felt sorry for Anna than for Rob as she struggled with her husbands reaction as well as having to be strong for her son, hiding her emotions from them both until she is alone But it was refreshing in a way to see this family just through the eyes of a father and his love for his son.I cried and I prayed but most of all I internalised my rage for Rob and Anna at the shockingly unfair challenges life was throwing at this perfect and happy little family unit This emotional and heartbreaking tale had an incredible affect on me as I felt so connected to them all and the struggle they faced And it has remained with me as I still miss the characters now that I have finished the book and wish I could pop back in to find out how they are doing now Yes they felt that real to me A wonderful book that I have no hesitation in recommending Anyone who has a family or who has suffered loss will immediately recognise that this book has been written by someone who completely understands the devastation of learning to live again without fear and guilt of the past flag 11 likesLike see review Jan 29, 2019 Maria Nane rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves citite 2019, favorites Stau de c teva minute cu telefonul n m n ncerc nd s scriu ceva despre aceast carte si parca orice imi vine imi minte mi se pare prea pu in Nici nu stiu cu ce sa incep Nici nu stiu ce sa spun, astfel nc t s exprim exact sentimentele pe care le am in aceasta clipa Uf Ce greu este Cartea asta este sf ietoare Sa nu va mire cuv ntul ales, pt ca pur si simplu asa am simtit o Am pl ns citind, cat nu cred ca am mai pl ns la vreo carte si sunt plangacioasa cand vine vorba de pove ti Stau de c teva minute cu telefonul n m n ncerc nd s scriu ceva despre aceast carte si parca orice imi vine imi minte mi se pare prea pu in Nici nu stiu cu ce sa incep Nici nu stiu ce sa spun, astfel nc t s exprim exact sentimentele pe care le am in aceasta clipa Uf Ce greu este Cartea asta este sf ietoare Sa nu va mire cuv ntul ales, pt ca pur si simplu asa am simtit o Am pl ns citind, cat nu cred ca am mai pl ns la vreo carte si sunt plangacioasa cand vine vorba de pove ti de viata, de drame etc M am conectat imediat cu povestea, cu personajele, cu modul lejer de scriere al autorului, asa ca nici nu stiu cand a trecut noaptea Da, am citit o in cateva ore, pe ner suflate, chiar dac lacrimile mi se nnodau sub barbie, si ochii mi se impaienjeneau Efectiv n am fost capabil s renun la ea M a durut teribil insa Am simtit disperarea, neputinta si durerea lui Rob, de parc ar fi fost a mea Am simtit tandre ea si calmitatea Anei de parc mi ar fi fost cea mai bun prieten Am ndr git pofta de viata a lui Jack, de parc ar fi fost fiul meu Recunosc ca dupa ce am terminat de citit, nc pl ng nd, mi am str ns copilul in bra e i am multumit cerului pentru cat de norocoas sunt Stiti cum e cartea asta Ca o palm dat tuturor celor care cred ca lor nu li se poate nt mpla, tuturor celor care pun pret pe orice altceva si mai pu in pe viata Cunosc un caz real in care cancerul pur si simplu a rupt o familie in doua moartea de i este singurul lucru sigur din via a oric rui om, nu contene te s m indurereze Ne distruge si ne inraieste, scoate din noi tot ce este mai rau Vb strict in cazuri din astea Simt ca aceasta poveste va fi mai usor n eleas de cei care au copii, pt ca e posibil sa ia lucrurile mai personal Eu cel pu in a a am facut Am scris o gr mad si n am spus nimic dar sunt dat putin peste cap Povestea este despre o familie care trece prin cel mai cumplit lucru acela de a nfrunta moartea copilului lor Am citit acum cateva luni o carte n are legatura cu aceasta dar care avea pe coperta o singur ntrebare cat valoreaz viata copilului tau Citind acum aceasta poveste, aceasta intrebare mi s a tot plimbat prin minte dificil r spuns Aceasta carte se poate ncadra in doua categorii prima ajungi sa o pui la loc de cinste ca fiind una buna, care ti atinge sufletul si nu o poti uita prea cur nd, si cea de a doua sa renun i la ea dup primele pagini, si sa ajungi sa o ur ti pentru franche ea cu care subliniaz toate aceste lucruri legate de familie, boala, moarte etc Nu cred ca exista cale de mijloc Ca o ncheiere pt cei tari de inima si care iubesc genul asta de pove ti Cu ultima suflare gen v o recomand Celor slabi de ingeri, care sunt usor depresivi si care sufer Nu Este o carte mult prea nc rcat ca sa poata fi asimilat de oricine Chiar dac este o poveste trist tot timpul se vede lumini a de la cap tul tunelului, fapt care ma face sa spun ca in fiecare lucru rau, exista si ceva bun flag 9 likesLike see review Jan 25, 2019 Sandra Deaconu rated it really liked it review of another edition 3.5 stelu e Al nostru este cerul este o poveste cel pu in sf ietoare, care sigur o s v marcheze i o s r m n cu voi Repet avertismentul este foarte greu de parcurs i nu tiu dac o poate citi cineva f r pauze P cat c nu putem proceda la fel i cu via a, c nd este grea Este o poveste cu un mare impact emo ional despre lupta incredibil a sufletului de a se regenera, de a g si puterea s mearg mai departe i s vad frumuse ea lumii ascuns sub gunoaiele aruncate de soart Cartea as 3.5 stelu e Al nostru este cerul este o poveste cel pu in sf ietoare, care sigur o s v marcheze i o s r m n cu voi Repet avertismentul este foarte greu de parcurs i nu tiu dac o poate citi cineva f r pauze P cat c nu putem proceda la fel i cu via a, c nd este grea Este o poveste cu un mare impact emo ional despre lupta incredibil a sufletului de a se regenera, de a g si puterea s mearg mai departe i s vad frumuse ea lumii ascuns sub gunoaiele aruncate de soart Cartea asta ar trebui s se v nd cu un pachet de erve ele inclus Recenzia aici i a pus capul pe um rul meu i am stat a a Lacrimile ei mi au udat tricoul, n timp ce ascultam zgomotele ora ului Sunetul pe care l f ceau lumile altor oameni flag 8 likesLike see review Sep 30, 2018 Loredana Bookinista08 rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves contemporary fiction, depression stories, tough stuff Superb i devastatoare carte Nu cred c am mai nt lnit o asemenea sensibilitate la un scriitor Scriitura nu are nimic bombastic, dar este plin de sentiment i de tr ire Povestea e r v itoare Personajele sunt bine conturate i desprinse parc din realitate Ce mai, mi a pl cut foarte mult O carte trist , dar scris pe un ton matur i n elept Are o lumini la cap tul tunelului, a a c nu totul e negru flag 8 likesLike see review Jun 28, 2018 Dale Harcombe rated it liked it review of another edition Three and a half stars.Life can change in an instant as Rob, Anna and their young son Jack discover Change ultimately brings choices and differing views about the way forward What do you do when you have been given the worst news possible about your son Do you look for answers in even the most unlikely places Or accept the inevitable But is it inevitable These are the decisions Rob and Anna face and their choices affect so much than just the situation with Jack Yes, I m trying to be Three and a half stars.Life can change in an instant as Rob, Anna and their young son Jack discover Change ultimately brings choices and differing views about the way forward What do you do when you have been given the worst news possible about your son Do you look for answers in even the most unlikely places Or accept the inevitable But is it inevitable These are the decisions Rob and Anna face and their choices affect so much than just the situation with Jack Yes, I m trying to be very careful in this review not to give too much away From the beautiful cover with the sunflowers, this book has moments of charm and joy in amongst the sad times The characters really come alive but I have to say I had to agree with Rob s own assessment of himself as too arrogant to listen to reason Yes, he was the fun parent who invented great games for Jack and that was the good side of him But I also thought he was rather selfish, and irresponsible and put too much pressure on Anna by his behaviour and that is not just to do with what happens later in the book Some of the scenes are lovely, others are heartbreaking And yet somehow, for much of the time, I remained outside the action as though looking through frosted glass rather than emotionally involved That surprised me as I am one who usually cries at the least suggestion of a book being a tearjerker Given what happens in this book, it should have been Yes, the story got me in and there was no way I wanted to stop reading it, but I just never felt that emotional connection Despite that it is a good story, well told and worth reading The author s comments at the end about why and how he came to write it add perspective This is a debut novel so worth giving it a try to see what you think flag 8 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jan 21, 2018 Jen rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2018 challenge This book It should come with a health warning Do not read if suffering from heavy cold as elicited emotional response may lead to loss of ability to breathe I kid you not There were times when reading this book that I cried so much I almost suffocated as I was suffering from the lovely seasonal flu bug at the time Oh and do not read this in public unless you are planning of getting a lot of strange looks because if you can read this without being moved to tears, then you are quite possi This book It should come with a health warning Do not read if suffering from heavy cold as elicited emotional response may lead to loss of ability to breathe I kid you not There were times when reading this book that I cried so much I almost suffocated as I was suffering from the lovely seasonal flu bug at the time Oh and do not read this in public unless you are planning of getting a lot of strange looks because if you can read this without being moved to tears, then you are quite possibly a high functional sociopath Just putting it out there This is such an emotional and moving story Any book which involves the death of a child would be How can you not be moved by that The story charts the story of Rob Coates who meets the love of his life, Anna, and together they marry and try their hardest to start a family After a few false starts, enough in themselves to elicit afew tears, they are finally blessed with a son, Jack He is a beautifully developed boy, very sweet and kind and Rob is devoted to him, heart and soul SO when he is diagnosed with a tumour, it almost breaks Rob, a man who would do anything to protect his child.And from this stage on, the story develops into the journey that Rob, Anna and Jack go on as Jack lives out his final months Rob is a man who would give anything to find a cure for Jack, anything, even going as far as checking out all experimental treatments which may offer him some hope You can feel his desperation seep from the page and as Luke Allnutt draws you further into the story, as a reader you feel there is nothing you wouldn t give for the story not to reach its inevitable conclusion Gah It s making me cry again now just thinking about the story to write this review.Now the story itself has arisen from a very emotional journey that author Luke Allnutt has also been on and this resonates in every word that has been written The overwhelming fear of loss, the unconditional love between Rob and Jack and the way in which the pressures of Jack s illness affect the relationship between Rob and Anna It all rings true and every single word will drive an emotional response in the reader, even if at times it is simply disbelief The way in which the loss of Jack breaks Rob It is heartbreaking to read and yet fully believable And there is one scene, when Jack is really ill but Rob and Anna take him to his school s winter fair The scene between Jack and his friends man Crying buckets then, crying buckets now This this is the scene that nearly killed me Rob s journey is a truly emotional one which sees hims move from elation as a man who has everything he ever wanted, to complete despair, becoming a man so broken that he ends up losing everything And yet, from the very beginning, despite what you know is yet to come, there is still an element of hope A tiny slither of light in the darkness and the reason for the title of book A little bit of beauty which marks the tone of the bond between Rob and Jack And the end of the book gives the reader hope Hope that perhaps Rob has not quite lost everything.If you are looking to be taken on an emotional, often heartbreaking journey, then do take a look I cannot recommend this book enough It will completely floor you, perhaps even break you a little, especially if you have ever experienced such a loss yourself, but it is far too beautiful a read to miss flag 7 likesLike see review Jul 12, 2018 Iza rated it really liked it review of another edition Kiedy diagnoza burzy dot d uporz dkowany wiat i sprowadza mn stwo smutku, a ostatecznie a ob , liczy si ka da chwila.Powie Luke a Allnutta porusza wa ne obecnie tematy Jasne, jak sam opis wskazuje, opowiada o chorobie dziecka i podejmowanej przez rodzic w walce, by zmierzy si z nieszcz ciem, ale dotyczy te czego wi cej za amania psychicznego, problem w w yciu ma e stwa, poczucia bezsilno ci, kt re pcha do si gania po ka de mo liwe metody leczenia, lub cho by daj ce na to cie szans Kiedy diagnoza burzy dot d uporz dkowany wiat i sprowadza mn stwo smutku, a ostatecznie a ob , liczy si ka da chwila.Powie Luke a Allnutta porusza wa ne obecnie tematy Jasne, jak sam opis wskazuje, opowiada o chorobie dziecka i podejmowanej przez rodzic w walce, by zmierzy si z nieszcz ciem, ale dotyczy te czego wi cej za amania psychicznego, problem w w yciu ma e stwa, poczucia bezsilno ci, kt re pcha do si gania po ka de mo liwe metody leczenia, lub cho by daj ce na to cie szansy, a tak e tego, jak niekt rzy jawnie i perfidnie wykorzystuj takie sytuacje To du y problem, jednak nie to jest najwa niejsze.Rob i Anna wiod szcz liwe ycie, do czasu gdy dowiaduj si , e ich synek cierpi na niepoddaj cy si leczeniu nowotw r Rob szuka innych rozwi za , Anna bierze s owa lekarzy takimi, jakie s i nie pr buje ich podwa a stara si jedynie sp dza pozosta e chwile z ma ym Jackiem Ta cz ksi ki, w kt rej w trudnym okresie pr bie poddawana jest mi o rodzic w ch opca, wiedzie do wiadomego zako czenia, w kt rym autor ka dym s owem t ucze serce czytelnika, nie pozostawiaj c go nieczu ym na tragedi , a tak e dzieli si ogromnym b lem odczuwanym przez ojca malucha, bo to w a nie m czyzna jest narratorem powie ci wiat Roba si rozpada, m czyzna zupe nie nie potrafi sobie poradzi z losem i wtedy rozpoczyna si ostatnia cz , cz , na kt rej wol si skupi , poniewa uwa am, e mo e by wiate kiem dla ludzi w podobnej sytuacji i ukazuje, i mimo wszystko ycie toczy si dalej, nawet gdy brakuje w nim ma ego cz owieczka, kt ry dot d przynosi mn stwo rado ci.Droga Roba i Anny by a ci ka i wyboista, ale ostatecznie ukazuje, e cierpienie mo na przeku w co dobrego, e da si y mimo rozerwanego na strz py serca, e nadzieja jednak istnieje i e mo na j ofiarowa tak e innym Czas leczy rany nie jest to wy cznie pusty frazes, lecz trzeba mu pom c i stawi czo a stracie Niebo na w asno to przede wszystkim i paradoksalnie powie o zdrowieniu, z jej ostatnich stron p ynie mn stwo nadziei.G wny temat przewija si do cz sto zar wno w literaturze, jak i filmie, ale przedstawiony zosta w ciekawy spos b, nieco odmienny, szczeg lnie ze wzgl du na zaprezentowanie go z perspektywy ojca.Jest to dobrze napisana ksi ka, od kt rej nie mo e si oderwa i na pewno zas uguje na miano godnej polecenia.4 flag 5 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Apr 09, 2018 Nina Draganova rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves favorites 2.30 , flag 5 likesLike see review Mar 11, 2018 Cheryl rated it liked it review of another edition I am actually a little sad to be writing that I didn t enjoy this book as much as I wanted I really wanted to love this book The CoatesRob, Anna, and Jack were good They were a loving family You could tell what they were experiencing was affecting them as a family Yet, through this all, I still felt like a stranger standing at the window trying to look in For me, I craved the emotional heartfelt connection that I personally did not experience while reading this book I kept reading ho I am actually a little sad to be writing that I didn t enjoy this book as much as I wanted I really wanted to love this book The CoatesRob, Anna, and Jack were good They were a loving family You could tell what they were experiencing was affecting them as a family Yet, through this all, I still felt like a stranger standing at the window trying to look in For me, I craved the emotional heartfelt connection that I personally did not experience while reading this book I kept reading hoping to find that connection The storyline itself was nice This was part of the reason that I kept reading until the end I liked Mr Allnutt writing style If the emotional connection had been there, this would have been the icing on the top of the cake Yet, still this book was a nice read I do plan to try out another book from this author flag 5 likesLike see review View 1 comment Oct 24, 2017 Mo rated it it was amazing review of another edition What an emotionally driven book Told from the fathers viewpoint , this is a book of love and loss To what ends would we go to to save our children A sometimes difficult read but also a compelling and intellectual one I found it hard to put down 5 stars with my thanks to tbc for my chance to read flag 5 likesLike see review Oct 17, 2018 Ioana rated it it was amazing review of another edition Al nostru este cerul este o pledoarie nchinat iubirii, dar i suferin ei Este o scrisoare de dragoste trist , dar i frumoas , deoarece te poart prin toate st rile posibile, i chiar dac e ti doar un cititor neputincios, f r posibilitatea de a schimba cursul pove tii, chiar dac sim i c n fa a ta drumul conduce spre durere, dezn deje, boal i suferin , ai totu i speran a c n final, dup ce toate lucrurile au fost spuse i nu mai po i controla ce tocmai s a nt mplat, chiar i atunci, Al nostru este cerul este o pledoarie nchinat iubirii, dar i suferin ei Este o scrisoare de dragoste trist , dar i frumoas , deoarece te poart prin toate st rile posibile, i chiar dac e ti doar un cititor neputincios, f r posibilitatea de a schimba cursul pove tii, chiar dac sim i c n fa a ta drumul conduce spre durere, dezn deje, boal i suferin , ai totu i speran a c n final, dup ce toate lucrurile au fost spuse i nu mai po i controla ce tocmai s a nt mplat, chiar i atunci, n ntunericul de dup , ai vaga impresie c inima ta va fi capabil s bat din nou Poate nu la aceea i intensitate ca nainte, dar cu pa i mici, sus inu i, i vei reg si puterea.Al nostru este cerul te va impresiona a a cum pu ine c r i o vor face i va fr nge inima n mii de buc ele, ca la sf r it s le recompun Unele p r i vor fi v t mate pe vecie, altele vor reg si drumul spre bucurie i speran Oricum vei citi aceast carte, i garantez c nu o vei uita prea u or.Recenzia completa flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 04, 2019 Maria Roxana rated it liked it review of another edition Pentru c asta e iubirea S te sim i trist c nu ai f cut parte din trecutul unei persoane Pentru c , uneori, s i spui povestea este singurul fel n care po i r m ne n via Cimitirele par a fi locuri n care domne te mereu iarna chiar i vara e ntunecat acolo, copacii opresc lumina s treac flag 4 likesLike see review Aug 25, 2018 Erin rated it really liked it review of another edition Although Allnutt s story of a father struggling with his son s cancer diagnosis is incredibly heartbreaking, it s beautifully written too The beginning felt a little slow since you have to get introduced to how the parents of the boy meet, but once the story got going, I was hooked There was a good dose of suspense too even though you know the boy s fate, there are other circumstances that had me turning the pages to find out what would happen I also loved the England setting Allnutt defin Although Allnutt s story of a father struggling with his son s cancer diagnosis is incredibly heartbreaking, it s beautifully written too The beginning felt a little slow since you have to get introduced to how the parents of the boy meet, but once the story got going, I was hooked There was a good dose of suspense too even though you know the boy s fate, there are other circumstances that had me turning the pages to find out what would happen I also loved the England setting Allnutt definitely has a wonderful way with words and sensitive subject matter flag 4 likesLike see review Nov 06, 2018 Miriam Smith rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves twitter We Own The Sky by Luke Allnutt is an emotional heart wrenching read that I couldn t put down.5 stars flag 5 likesLike see review Jan 18, 2018 Monica Mac rated it it was amazing review of another edition Oh my goodness, what a book Rob is a lucky guy he has a job he loves, he has a beautiful wife and a wonderful little boy Then everything changes for him, and his whole world spins out of control This is an incredible read heartbreaking, poignant and complex but the end result is that it is all about relationships, love and hope And there are a lot of all three in this book Considering this is a debut, the author has done an amazing job with a very difficult topic indeed I loved this book Oh my goodness, what a book Rob is a lucky guy he has a job he loves, he has a beautiful wife and a wonderful little boy Then everything changes for him, and his whole world spins out of control This is an incredible read heartbreaking, poignant and complex but the end result is that it is all about relationships, love and hope And there are a lot of all three in this book Considering this is a debut, the author has done an amazing job with a very difficult topic indeed I loved this book and I can t stop thinking about it.A solid 5 stars Highly recommended Thank you to THE Book Club for the recommendation, and NetGalley and Park Row Publishing for allowing me to read it Any opinions expressed are entirely my own flag 4 likesLike see review Sep 26, 2018 Michaela Evanow rated it it was amazing review of another edition Well It s hard to find words for how deeply this book impacted me It s probably the first book I ve read since my daughter died that could have been a trigger for me But it wasn t It was so REAL and beautiful and not scary It was honest and tender and made me feel alive I felt myself silently crying as my eyes lapped up the words and took them to heart It helped me heal It spoke to a tucked away wound in my soul and brought circulation and healing to it.If I could say one thing about thi Well It s hard to find words for how deeply this book impacted me It s probably the first book I ve read since my daughter died that could have been a trigger for me But it wasn t It was so REAL and beautiful and not scary It was honest and tender and made me feel alive I felt myself silently crying as my eyes lapped up the words and took them to heart It helped me heal It spoke to a tucked away wound in my soul and brought circulation and healing to it.If I could say one thing about this book, it would be don t be afraid of it Yes, it discusses a terminal diagnosis of cancer for a young child, yes the child dies and the father s world falls apart But, hold on Let his experience unfold and read between the lines when all is lost, there is always love flag 4 likesLike see review Feb 06, 2018 Lainy rated it really liked it review of another edition Time taken to read really 1 day Pages 368Publisher TrapezeSource ARCBlurb from A story about love, loss and finding hope against all odds.Rob Coates can t believe his luck There is Anna, his incredible wife, and most precious of all, Jack, their son, who makes every day an extraordinary adventure Rob feels like he s won the lottery of life Or rather he did Until the day it all changes when Anna becomes convinced there is something wrong with Jack.Now Rob sleepwalks through Time taken to read really 1 day Pages 368Publisher TrapezeSource ARCBlurb from A story about love, loss and finding hope against all odds.Rob Coates can t believe his luck There is Anna, his incredible wife, and most precious of all, Jack, their son, who makes every day an extraordinary adventure Rob feels like he s won the lottery of life Or rather he did Until the day it all changes when Anna becomes convinced there is something wrong with Jack.Now Rob sleepwalks through his days, unable to bridge the gulf that separates him from his wife, his son and the business of living But he s determined to come to terms with what s happened and find a way back to life, and forgiveness.We Own the Sky will resonate with anyone who has ever suffered loss or experienced great love Luke Allnutt shows that the journey from hope to despair and back is never as simple as we think, and that even the most thoroughly broken heart can learn to beat again My ReviewRob Crowe is going through his life in a haze of booze, regret and just trying to get through one day at a time We meet him as he is about to enter a reflective phase and journey of self discovery, we head back to how he met his wife to be and their life together Oh you guys, folk said you need tissues for this one, aye ok I have a swinging brick so wasn t phased Only two books really evoked tears from me in all my years of reading, ooft notable lump in my throat for this Just reading the authors intro smacks you in the emotionals and then we head into the story For the first wee bit we are getting current state of affairs then heading back to how they met and their relationship beginnings I couldn t see where all the emotional warnings where coming from and I hadn t really read the blurb, silly Lainy This is a story of one guys journey with hope, despair, misery, self growth, love, honesty, emotion and healing Some parts of the story will pull the rug right out from under you and I think depending on your life stories and experiences, different parts will affect you differently I really liked the honesty of, the humanity captured with some of the characters brutal raw responses to the things that happen to him I would also like to comment on the smaller details described in a very real way, the description of someones breath, out of context doesn t mean much However when you read it within the chapter, especially if you have been in a similar situation, it brings a level of realism to a scene that if often brushed over or skipped completely Maybe because of the authors own experiences can he create such a realistic environment however it is testament to the ability of his writing he can bring it alive on the pages.Had time allowed, I would have read this in one sitting, approach with caution as this book will wipe out your day when you really get into it It covers some topics that absolutely will be emotive and possibly triggers for some readers, it is hard to give fair warning without giving spoilers What I will say is there are topics surrounding health, healthcare, family and marriage and it is a read that takes you on an emotional rollercoaster 4 5 for me this time, I will be watching for from this author, not sure this is one I would have picked up myself I am so glad I was asked on the blog tour and absolutely recommend it to pretty much everyone, grab tissues, chocolates and a spare afternoon and you are set flag 3 likesLike see review Feb 27, 2018 Villivonkansbooks rated it really liked it review of another edition Rob levde ett lyckligt liv, han var gift med fantastiska Anna, pappa till sonen Jack och de bodde i ett eget hus i London Allt ndras n r Jack b rjar ramla allt oftare En l kare bekr ftar varje f r lders v rsta mardr m, Jack har en hj rntum r Efter att ha l st v ldigt skiftande recensioner p boken, b de hyllning och totals gning, var jag v ldigt nyfiken p att l sa boken och se vad jag sj lv skulle tycka om den Jag tillh r skaran som hyllar boken, jag gillade den mycket Det r en sorglig h Rob levde ett lyckligt liv, han var gift med fantastiska Anna, pappa till sonen Jack och de bodde i ett eget hus i London Allt ndras n r Jack b rjar ramla allt oftare En l kare bekr ftar varje f r lders v rsta mardr m, Jack har en hj rntum r Efter att ha l st v ldigt skiftande recensioner p boken, b de hyllning och totals gning, var jag v ldigt nyfiken p att l sa boken och se vad jag sj lv skulle tycka om den Jag tillh r skaran som hyllar boken, jag gillade den mycket Det r en sorglig historia om n r sonen Jack drabbas av cancer, men trots det m rka och hemska mnet s r den nd skriven i en varm ton Den r inte s tragisk och m rk som jag trodde innan, utan ist llet k rleksfull och fin Den k nns som en feelgood och har ett slut som jag blir glad av, ven om jag nskat en annan utg ng f r Jack Boken r oerh rt l ttl st, jag pl jer den i ett svep Himlen tillh r oss r en vacker och l sv rd roman som ber r p djupet flag 3 likesLike see review Mar 20, 2018 Kasa Cotugno rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves arc, loc europe uk, subj medical condition, themes family, themes loss Luke Allnutt s own diagnosis inspired him to write this truly wrenching novel about a family facing the impossible His writing, fluid and poetic, brings Rob, Anna and most importantly, Jack to life so that the challenges they face and the choices that are made are all the evocative I usually don t choose books covering this subject, but picked it based on the author backstory, and that is what gave an extra layer of meaning to a story that resonated than those created out of imaginat Luke Allnutt s own diagnosis inspired him to write this truly wrenching novel about a family facing the impossible His writing, fluid and poetic, brings Rob, Anna and most importantly, Jack to life so that the challenges they face and the choices that are made are all the evocative I usually don t choose books covering this subject, but picked it based on the author backstory, and that is what gave an extra layer of meaning to a story that resonated than those created out of imagination My only quibble is that it may have been a bit too lengthy, but Allnutt needed that space to reveal his emotions flag 3 likesLike see review Aug 21, 2018 Mairead Hearne swirlandthread rated it really liked it review of another edition My Rating 3.5 I was very lucky to win a copy of We Own The Sky I had heard so much about it so I was very intrigued to read it for myself The opening words from the author, Luke Allnutt, are very emotive, as he recounts his reason for writing this book It sounds terribly melodramatic, but I wrote We Own The Sky because I thought I was going to die The tears were rolling folks We Own The Sky is a story about family and relationships It is a story about love and loss How far would you go to My Rating 3.5 I was very lucky to win a copy of We Own The Sky I had heard so much about it so I was very intrigued to read it for myself The opening words from the author, Luke Allnutt, are very emotive, as he recounts his reason for writing this book It sounds terribly melodramatic, but I wrote We Own The Sky because I thought I was going to die The tears were rolling folks We Own The Sky is a story about family and relationships It is a story about love and loss How far would you go to save someone you love The characters are all quite different, their reactions to a life changing and traumatic event portrayed so vividly and with such heartfelt emotions.It is a very heartrending book, a story of redemption and ultimately finding a way through the most difficult obstacles and challenges that life can throw at a person A very poignant and touching read flag 3 likesLike see review Apr 10, 2018 Les lectures de Dobby rated it really liked it review of another edition Un roman dur, beau et touchant L criture de l auteur est tellement fluide qu il est impossible de ne pas d vorer les chapitres Une excellente lecture qui m a boulevers e flag 3 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 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    We Own the Night Oct , We Own the Night came and went in the cinemas over here and struck me as being one of those thrillers that gets made that is solid enough to watch but not remarkable enough to do really well This was enough to make me check it out anyway though and it turned out to be pretty much what it appeared to be in the overview. Hollywood Undead We Own The Night Lyrics YouTube Oct , Mix Hollywood Undead We Own The Night Lyrics Video YouTube Hollywood Undead Broken Record Lyrics Video Duration TheExtremeUndead , views We Own the Night film We Own the Night is a American crime drama film written and directed by James Gray and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes and Robert Duvall It is the third film directed by Gray, and the second to feature Phoenix and Wahlberg together, the first being The Yards. The Wanted We Own The Night YouTube Aug , Music video by The Wanted performing We Own The Night C Global Talent Records Limited, under exclusive licence to Universal Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited The Wanted We Own The Night Lyrics MetroLyrics May we sing and dance till we lose our minds We are only young if we seize the night Tonight we own the night Tonight we own the night La la la la la La la la la la When my time is over, lying in my grave Written on my tombstone, I want it to say This man was a legend, a legend of his time When he was at a party, the party never died We Own the Night Rotten Tomatoes We Own The Night isn t what I thought it would be at first another undercover cop movie It s a pretty unique crime drama with emphasis on the drama that depicts the aftermath of a police We Own the Sea We Own the Sea Adventure, Family, Fantasy Young girls stranded on a mysterious sea, must win a most unusual game to get back home As they learn to work with each other they find themselves on a most extraordinary adventure Director Shannon Theule Writers Drue Johnson We Own the Night Blu ray Joaquin Phoenix The familiarity of the movie s territory dilutes its impact, but the plot of We Own the Night remains unpredictable, the performances have a clean vitality, and Gray s moody visual style Venezuela and Noam Chomsky s We Own the World. You see, if we own the world U.S forces cannot be foreign forces anywhere Chomsky goes on to say that The simple principle, we own the world, is sufficient to explain a lot of the discussion about foreign affairs And it follows that When you own everything, you fear everyone and will We Own It Join a community of co op reformers, champions, and experts Get advice from experts and co op members Learn how co ops are supposed to work Meet other co op member owners working for democratic ownership

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        Luke Allnutt grew up in Surrey and has lived and worked in Prague as a journalist since 1998, writing mostly about technology and Eastern European politics.In 2013, he wrote about his father s death from a brain tumor in UNSPOKEN, a Kindle Single for A keen runner, he is married and has two young boys.


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    1. A sick child, parents desperate to find help, to do anything to cure their child The story begins with Rob Coates in a low place, depressed, drinking and grieving alone The story of a family dealing with a crisis is told from Rob s point of view Rob and Anna love their five year old son Jack and each other, but as it sometimes happens, relationships are affected as people struggle to deal with sadness and loss Decisions are made and rifts occur It s an emotional read, about difficult circum A si [...]


    2. The unraveling of a family when a child takes ill What one parent will do to try to beat the odds The sacrifices monumental This is a story of love, loss and of forgiveness The stripping of one s character to the most primitive of emotions The rawness of grief The flaws in character that are magnified during a dark and desperate moment And the healing that comes with acceptance.I found this to be beautifully written but still something amiss for that emotional connection that would have m The un [...]


    3. 4 stars to We Own the Sky, a tribute to the love between fathers and sons Luke Allnutt had me hooked from his opening where he spoke personally of his own serious illness He began writing this novel to help him cope while receiving chemotherapy Allnutt spoke so sensitively about his wife and children that I knew this book was going to grab hold of my heart And that it did Rob Coates is married to Anna, and their son, Jack, receives a dire diagnosis Rob is desperate to find a cure f 4 stars to We [...]


    4. 3.5 stars A very touching story about family, hope, love and loss.Rob and Anna Coates are happily married with a young son named Jack Tragedy strikes their lives when a devastating illness is diagnosed This novel follows Rob through the aftermath of this diagnosis It is an honest, emotional, raw and sincere look into the face of family tragedy and grief.The author, Luke Allnutt, writes from the heart His own personal battle with cancer sparked the idea of writing this heartfelt story There 3.5 s [...]


    5. We Own the Sky is a beautifully written novel about love, loss, and family.Luke Alnutt delivers a very raw and emotional read about a family Anna and Rob struggling with their son Jack s brain tumor Interesting fact about myself during graduate school I did bereavement counseling and that was a very eye opening experience One thing that I learned you can t judge someone based on how they grieve or don t grieve with loss Relationships and people are affected differently as they try and cope We Ow [...]


    6. Favorite Quotes Oh those Facebook mothers The way they talked, as if they had invented motherhood, as if they had invented the womb, telling themselves they were different from their own mothers because they ate quinoa and had cornrows in their hair and ran a Pinterest board on craft ideas for the recalcitrant under fives.Her eyes are like lizard tongues, darting toward me when she thinks I m not looking.There was a strange musty smell in Anna s parents house it reminded me of Werther s Butte Fa [...]


    7. You can find my reviews here does one go on after the loss of a child How do you want to take another breathe, walk another step, live another day knowing that the child you so loved and cherished is gone Rob and Anna met at Cambridge, they fall in love and marry and after a time two becomes three as they welcome their beautiful son, Jack into the world They are so enad with Jack for it was very hard for Anna to conceive Jack loves special thin You can find my reviews here does one go on after t [...]


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