Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Beautiful Affliction by Lene Fogelberg

Beautiful Affliction blog tour and explore Lene Fogelberg’s inspiring story of living with an undiagnosed fatal heart disease that threatens her sanity and everything she loves.  This powerful memoir offers a candid look into her struggle to raise a family while her body slowly deteriorates as a result of an undetected fatal heart disease. In Lene’s inspiring account, she faces death while experiencing austerity and loneliness, but ultimately discovers unbending love in unexpected dark places.

Genre: Women’s Memoir
My Thoughts:

Are you debating whether to read this book.Well what are you waiting for this book is for you. It was very warm and heart felt that I couldn't handle it. At the same time, it was every said. The story reminded me of a time when a family friend of my mother was diagnosed with cancer. I understood how the character's felt because I was sick in the hospital with a cold that could of took my life. I didn't let it define me but more so let it influence me to live life to the fullest. Don't take what you have lightly because blessings do come and go. This minute you could be living a lavishing life and the next you could be sick so badly you can't move. I will hold this book dear to my heart and Fogelberg had my emotions floating everywhere. I teared up looking back and seeing what I have overcame and it taught me to be a bit nice to people that I don't know because you never know what the future holds.

About Beautiful Affliction: Lene Fogelberg is dying and she is sure of it, but no doctor in her home country of Sweden believes her. While Lene is battling with the unnerving feeling of death, a love story enfolds her with the man who will become her husband, enchanting surroundings, and later, her two beautiful daughters. Although Lene is overwhelmed with happiness she can’t help but think—Will I die young?—a question that she has carried in her heart since childhood that threatens her sanity and everything she holds close to her.

However, when her young family moves to the United States, her relentless question is finally answered, a diagnosis. Lene is in the last stages of a fatal congenital heart disease that has gone undetected. But is it too late?

Courageously honest and often harrowing, Beautiful Affliction delves into the inspiring account of growing up and living on the verge of death while finding bravery, love and beauty along the way.


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