Title: ‘Til Death Do Us Part
Author Name & Publisher: Addison Albright (JMS Books)
Publication Date & Length: April 3, 2016 – 212 Pages
Henry and Sam Miller-Greene are living the dream. They love their careers — which afford each of them opportunities to travel to exotic locations — they love their home, Sam’s caring family, and each other. They disagree on the subject of adoption, but are fully committed to each other in marriage … ’Til Death Do Us Part.
The dream is shattered when Henry’s plane crashes and he’s presumed dead. But four people — Henry, two other men, and a child — survive undetected on a remote, small, and insignificant island. Will Sam and Henry’s love be able to survive, as well?
Henry fights to endure in harsh conditions, never knowing when disaster will strike. Sam struggles with his loss, but with help moves on with his life. Will Sam be able to put aside his new love when he reunites with Henry?
When my review team asked if anyone wanted to review this book I said “I know it will make me cry”! Man, was I right! I cried, several times. The back and forth between past and present sometimes drove me nuts but the story was so good that I couldn’t put it down, but then I would put it down because I didn’t want it to end and I didn’t want to see what would happen in the end. What Sam and Henry went through was extraordinary. I am sure most people were thinking it would be like the Tom Hanks movie Cast Away, in some ways it was, making use of the things on the island, braving the elements, etc., but in other ways it was so different. Even typing this review my heart squeezes because I can’t even imagine what Sam and Henry went through and how I would react if this happened to me. This book was filled with all kinds of emotions and was a beautiful love story.
All of these characters in this book are so strong in different ways.
Henry is strong because of his knowledge of the ocean, currents, plants and anything he his knowledge of biology and plants. But he is also strong because like the other two men that was stranded on the island, he never gave up hope. He did not lay down and decide to give up. He adjusted and made the best of the situation and he took on Buddy as his son on limited knowledge of being an instant father. He accepted his fate in the island but he never gave up hope and he never waivered in his love for Sam.
Sam refused for long to give up hope that Henry was dead and that he could not survive the plane crash and he knew that if Henry made it to an island that he knew how to survive. After three years of no hope of finding Henry he did what he had to do to keep his promise to him to move on and be happy if anything ever happened to Henry. Regardless of moving on with Nash he still loves Henry with all his heart. Sam was strong in the aspect of eventually moving on with his life but he was also strong because even though out in the most horrible situation of having to choose between Nash and Henry once it came to light that he was alive, he followed his heart.
Buddy of course is my favorite. That little boy adjusted to whatever situation he was placed in and he stole my heart the first time he called Henry dadadada. He grew up knowing nothing other then what he was taught on the island but adjusted to the change once they was rescued and he latched on to Sam as much as he did Henry.
Like I said this book is what most would consider their worst nightmare but at the same time it inspiring because even through the worst of it Henry, Devon, Garrett, and Buddy never gave up with on hope and made the best of the situation and adjusted and learned. And that would be my hope if I was the one in their situation.
Great read. I really enjoyed it.
Addison Albright lives in the middle of the USA with three peculiar cats. Her stories are gay (sometimes erotic) romance, and tend to be sweet man-love in contemporary settings. Her education includes a BS in Education with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Chemistry. Addison loves spending time with her family, reading, popcorn, boating, french fries, “open window weather,” cats, math, and anything chocolate. She loves to read pretty much anything and everything, anytime and anywhere.