Reviews | Terri Ann Leidich

Reviews for From a Grieving Mother’s Heart

From a Grieving Mother’s Heart5 Stars. “From a Grieving Mother’s Heart by Terri Ann Leidich is a mother’s journal after the death of her son. What does one feel when awakened with a telephone call that informs her that her son has been in an accident? Only twenty years old, Terri’s son’s short life was ended while on a trip to McDonald’s, thus beginning his mother’s grief. From having to say goodbye, to the funeral, to the days that lay ahead, Terri’s life was changed. Yes, she believes in God and knows her son is in a better place, but she can’t help question why God chose to take her son from her. From celebrating his birthday with friends, to visiting his grave as often as possible, to wondering how the man who hit her son got away with the things he has done, Terri has a hard time living with her grief even though the rest of the family moves on. Through ups and downs, pain and laughter, she manages to get through it.

This is a powerful story in which the author takes the reader on a journey of struggling with the grief that has left her heart with an empty space. Only someone who has gone through such an ordeal can understand what she went through. With such beautiful poetry throughout the book, one cannot help but feel the torment and grief that the mother went through. If you know someone who has gone through this, then I would highly recommend this book as a gift. Not only will this help her to survive, as did Terri, it will make her whole again. It’s a beautiful book.”

Lynn F. for Readers’ Favorite


“This book is a wonder! Even though it addresses a tough subject, the writer takes you on a real, raw, and honest journey through grief. Only someone who has actually walked that road can truly understand the feelings, emotions, and pain that come with it. Ms.Leidich shares her real emotions throughout the ordeal of losing her son and how her life changed. What a great read!”

– Amazon Review


“I have started reading your book, From A Grieving Mother’s Heart… so powerful, Terri! I have to read it in small doses. It takes me right back to the day. It’s like I read a day, and then I have to stop and write for awhile. I have a hard time describing how it moves me. It is difficult but in a good way. It makes me want to travel back in time and wrap my arms around you to comfort you and myself. It says to me that I am not alone, and there is someone out there who experienced and felt everything I have. WOW… It is just powerful the way it affects me.”

– Amazon Review


“Beautifully written heartbreaking look into a grieving mother’s heart! Definitely a tear jerker. I personally have not lost a child but lost both parents. One at age 11 and the other at age 20. I remember how hard it was and how different coping with each one was. I can only imagine the pain you must have gone through and still do on a daily basis. I know even to this day the smallest thing triggers a memory from so many years ago. I think anyone that reads this book will be deeply moved by it and I wish the author the strength and love to cope on a daily basis! Thank you so much for sharing your heart and feelings!”

– Leslie Kraft for NetGalley


 

Reviews for For a Grieving Heart

For a Grieving Heart5 Stars. “Terri Ann Leidich takes the anguish of losing her son and pours her heart out in a series of poems that are poignant and raw. Photos face each page of writing, obviously chosen carefully to coincide with the mood of the words.

Each poem has the pulse of her mood, her thoughts, her emotions as she struggles through the grief and loss of her youngest son’s tragic and abrupt death. As each poem progresses, Mrs. Leidich draws the reader in.

This book was written as a tool for others who have lost a loved one. In the front is a page where To From and Date are provided as an intimate touch that will make it a personal gift to the receiver, something they can keep and cherish.

Having lost my own grandfather just last year, it was easy to fall in to the waves of invisible tears, the heartbreaking sense of void and the strength of coming to terms with it all.

I found myself revisiting the phases of the last year, identifying the cause, dealing with the loss, not wanting to let go, letting go and finally accepting. The words she has written are sometimes simple and few, but the power of those words are tremendous! Only a person who has lost a loved one can understand or get to the heart of another who has lost a loved one.

This poetry collection is an intimate, thoughtful and respectful treasure that will be appreciated by many for years to come. Thank you, Terri Ann Leidich, for sharing. The world is better for your insight.”

Brenda B. for Readers Favorite


“I love this gift book. I recently had a friend who lost a loved one and I gave her this book, and she can’t stop thanking me. The beautiful poetry and gorgeous pictures work so well together. Even though the subject is grief, reading through this book brings a kind of peace. I would really think about buying this book for people you know who are grieving!”

– Amazon Review


“This book is a wonder! Even though it addresses a tough subject, the writer takes you on a real, raw and honest journey through grief. Only someone who has actually walked that road can truly understand the feelings, emotions and pain that come with it. Ms.Leidich shares her real emotions throughout the ordeal of losing her son and how her life changed. What a great read!”

– Amazon Review


“If I had to use one word to describe this book it would be ‘powerful’. This review comes from the heart of a greiving mother as I have also lost a child. Terri’s journey through her first year is a difficult one, but one I am familiar with. It has provided for me a comfort knowing that I am not alone on my journey, or in my experiences. It has inspired me and given me hope that I will not only survive this, but find a way to be whole again.”

– Amazon Review


“An intimate, thoughtful and respectful treasure.”

– Amazon Review