Two passages stood out to me: the first on page 247, "Because life doesn"t work that way. You can do everything perfectly. Do everything that you think you're supposed to be doing. Fulfill every expectation that other people may have. And you still won"t get the results you think you deserve. Life is crazy and maddening and often makes no sense.....People who shouldn"t be here are and someone who should be here isn"t. And there's nothing you can do about it. You can"t change it. ...It has nothing to do with desire and everything to do with reality which often makes no sense at all.... "
And the second on page 319, " Lizzie and Jack had been meant to be together forever if ever two people were. Only sometimes life doesn't match what should be. It just is. And people have to accept it, no matter how hard it may be....You should respect the past. You should never forget the past. But you can"t live there." An excellent emotion evoking book, another winner by Baldacci. Four stars ****