Monday, August 29, 2016

BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY: For This Life Only by Stacey Kade

A young man struggles to move forward after the death of his twin brother in this gripping, coming-of-age tale about loss, redemption, love, and the moment you begin to see the world differently. 

Three minutes.

Jacob Palmer died for three life-changing minutes.

And when he woke up, nothing was the same. Elijah, his twin brother, is dead, and his family is broken. Jace’s planned future is crushed, along with his pitching arm. Everyone keeps telling him that Eli’s in a better place, but Jace isn’t so sure. Because in those three minutes, there was nothing.

Overwhelmed by guilt and doubt, Jace struggles to adjust to this new version of the world, one without his brother, one without the certainties he once relied on. And then Thera comes into his life.

She’s the last girl he should be turning to for help.

But she’s also the first person to truly see him.

My Thoughts:

Stacey Kade takes an honest, realistic look at family, faith, and the importance of discovering for yourself what you believe. No one can do it for you.

Jace and Eli are PKs (Preacher's Kids). As so often happens to offspring of religious leaders, they've been cast in their roles as Sinner and Saint. They're held to a higher moral standard, expected to always make the right choice, but aren't afforded the same forgiveness and grace as their peers when they don't. Neither is Thera. Everyone thinks they have her and her mother all figured out. They would be wrong.

Eli is the one everyone loves, depends on and respects. He's the one expected to do great things with his life. And Jace? Well, it'd be awesome if he could manage to stay out of trouble just once. When Eli dies leaving everyone, Jace included, with too many questions and not enough answers, Thera may be the only person who can help.

I was convinced I knew what the twist was, but like they say, pride goes before a fall. ;) I'm glad I was wrong, it made for a more compelling story.


As an award-winning corporate copywriter, Stacey Kade has written about everything from backhoe loaders to breast pumps. But she prefers to make things up instead.

She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, Greg, and two retired racing greyhounds, SheWearsThePants (Pansy) and Shutter. When she’s not reading or writing, you’ll likely find her parked in front of the television catching up on her favorite shows (Scandal, The Vampire Diaries, Almost Human, The Walking Dead, and Sherlock, among others.)

Stacey is the author of the The Ghost and the Goth trilogy (THE GHOST AND THE GOTH, QUEEN OF THE DEAD, and BODY & SOUL) and The Project Paper Doll Series (THE RULES and THE HUNT). You can find her (far too often) on Facebook and Twitter as well as 

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1 comment:

  1. Short and simple review! I wish I could do a review like that. Just take what is essential and make it simple, I love it!:) I appreciate your review!