To the outside world, my life is perfect.
I’m young and rich, and some may even say I’m beautiful. But I would give anything to be somebody else because after being extraordinary all my life, all I wish for is…silence.
My name is Lola Van Allen, and there’s no easy way to say it, but…I’m dying.
When my doctors reveal all hope is lost, I decide to spend the time I have left sharing my experience at Strawberry Fields, a summer camp for terminally ill children. No matter my fate, I yearn to make a difference.
Things are quiet and slow-moving until I meet him.
Dr. Roman Archibald.
From the moment our lives entwine, he pushes me until breaking point. But for someone who has nothing left to lose, I push back twice as hard. Roman challenges me in ways I never imagined, revealing things aren’t always what they seem.
This is my story…and how I got a second chance at life.
Beyond the Roses is an amazing story that breaks my heart in pieces and so wonderfully written it wow I’m at this point so emotional I can’t concentrate doing anything. When the love is so real you do everything for that person and Ramon and Lola save each other. I cannot put this book down this is everything you need and more. 1000/100 the best book 2020
So beautifully written and it was such an great easy read. Let me just say if you are wanting a good cry, this is the book! I didn’t think I needed it but it moved so many emotions that were just tucked in. It was so innocent and loving.
“You can’t run away from life. I won’t let you.” 💕
There are very few instances that have me questioning my own life:
Am I happy?
Am I where I’m supposed to be?
Am I LIVING?
After reading, I had to take a moment to let it all sink in, then I sat with a pen and paper and wrote down everything that has made life worth living.
That’s what Lola and Roman do.
Remind us that every second counts. Life can be unfair, but there is beauty everywhere🌻 Their story was heart wrenchingly beautiful and show what the power of love can do.
Monica James is one of the best because whatever she writes always has a way of making itself into my heart.