Twenty-Eight Snow Angels: A Widow’s Story of Love, Loss and Renewal is a personal view into the process of building a new life after the devastating loss of a loved one.
In her beautifully written memoir, Diane Dettmann invites the reader into her personal experience of grief, as she faces life alone, after the death of her loving husband. The sudden loss brings their twenty-eight years of marriage to an unexpected end requiring Diane to push through her grief with courage and fortitude. Along the way, Dettmann discovers strengths she never knew she had, reconnects with her faith and provides readers with a glow in the darkness that inspires them to keep going.
With honesty and a clear perspective, Dettmann reveals her daily struggles and the realities of grief. Her friendly, narrative voice and detailed writing style captures readers right from the beginning. As she carries them along her rugged path, they feel her pain and rejoice in her commitment to tackle the challenges of life alone and succeed. Her heartfelt story inspires hope as the reader discovers that they too can build a meaningful life—alone or with someone new—after a devastating loss.
As Diane walks and sometimes crawls through the peaks and valleys of her grief, readers realize, “Ah, someone finally gets it!”