Dec 162011


Although I found In Leah’s Wake slow to get into the brilliance in the heartbreaking window pulled at my heartstrings and kept me reading. Further into the book these situations got closer together and ever more hauntingly real.

Although I haven’t ever been in Leah’s position I’ve felt like she did many times and her sister Justine, in many ways, was me.

In Leah’s Wake follows a family who could be your neighbour, your friend, or you as two loving parents question their child-raising decisions as when their oldest turns 16 it seems everything they knew about their life alludes them. A soccer pro in the making, Leah excels at school and knows right from wrong until she falls madly in love with the wrong type of guy.

You’ve been there. Thinking you had your life together and then you fall in love.

Fall in love with In Leah’s Wake, then hate it and love it again for all it reveals about yourself, your decision and the cause and effect of all you do.


Thanks for reading,

Sarah Butland

author of Sending You Sammy, Brain Tales – Volume One, and Arm Farm

  3 Responses to “My Review of In Leah’s Wake by Terri A. Giuliano Long”

  1. Dear Sarah,

    Thank you so very much for your lovely review of In Leah’s Wake! You articulate the central problem/theme beautiful and I love the poetry in your language!

    Warmest wishes,


  2. Great review, Sarah! If you are Justine, can I give you a hug? I feel so badly for that poor little girl – evidence of Terri’s writing brilliance 😀

    Would you also mind cross-posting this review to Amazon and GoodReads to help up exposure for this wonderful authors?

    Thank you!

    • Amazon Canada done already. For sure I will to Goodreads and very soon.

      And thanks! Although I feel much like Justine I remained a goody-good which, depending on who you ask, is either brilliant or boring. lol

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