Yesterday Mourning

Rated 4.88/5 based on 8 reviews
Yvette is a forty-one year old woman devastated from losing both parents during her twenties—one to terminal disease and the other to life’s complications. Vera is the stepsister she never imagined nor wanted. When their father's health takes a turn for the worse, both must decide if they have the strength to release yesterday's burdens or will a childhood secret damage an already broken family. More

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About Renita Bryant

Renita Bryant is a native of Fort Valley, Georgia currently residing near Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a graduate of Florida A&M University, where she earned both her Bachelor’s degree & MBA. While gaining years of experience in corporate America, a passion for writing kept calling her name. Yesterday Mourning is her first novella.

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Willie Johnson reviewed on on Sep. 14, 2013

his review is a long time coming, but then my view is just as important. I enjoyed the book and most of the questions I had have been answered. At one point it appear to be two different writers at different times, and somewhat confusing, but overall the book is great.
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)
Cameron Post reviewed on on July 14, 2013

A great novella, which makes you think about all of the unstated expectations that people have for one another...
(reviewed 54 days after purchase)
Britt Mclovin reviewed on on June 25, 2013

Yesterday Mourning is a heartfelt story of love, loss, and forgiveness. The writer draws you in from the first line. As the story evolves you can not help but feel more and more apart of this family. This book is definitely a must read! Can't wait for more from this author!
(reviewed 49 days after purchase)
Quinton Nealy reviewed on on June 25, 2013

This novella is a tale of love, loss, hurt, and misunderstanding that will have you planted in your seat from cover to cover. Anyone can relate in some way to one, if not multiple characters in this story. It forced me to think about my own interpersonal relationships in a different way. Great read!
(reviewed 41 days after purchase)
Poonam Fernandes reviewed on on June 24, 2013

i must say this book has touched me in all possible ways. It taught me to let go off my ego and anger, tell your loved ones how much you love them .. they deserve to know that. Renita has got magic in her words, every character is so well defined and felt like i they are love characters in front of me. It felt like i was watching a motion picture. The story makes you think. it made me weep.. it made me smile.. it made me was a like a small mental trip for me.. thanks you Renita.. i will eagerly wait for Renita's next.
(reviewed 20 days after purchase)
Amber Butler reviewed on on June 24, 2013

I’ll have to admit, I spent most of this book choking back tears. It tracks – in first person chapters written by two different people – the emotional journey of a family torn apart by cancer and abandonment. I found myself feeling surprisingly strongly for the characters considering how little time we have to get to know them (novella instead of novel) and the intricacies of their interactions was well woven.

The dialogue at times felt too polished and literary. There was rarely a distinction in voice between the narrators and the people speaking, which left the characters feeling occasionally redundant. They spoke with fluid and perfect prose, unlike people in real life, which sometimes served to jolt me out of the story. A few times their reactions to events seemed to go through emotions a little too quickly, as if, instead of pushing through their grief on their own they were being pulled along by the tidal wave of the plot. There were also several grammatical and punctuation errors that made me have to reread sentences a few times to understand what was being said.

Those points were, overall, quite minor and I don’t want to give the impression that they make the book unreadable or unenjoyable. Overall it was a story of hope and made me hug my kids just little tighter at bedtime and miss my husband, who is out for the evening, just a little more than normal. It deals with a universal struggle in a way that is relatable to anyone who has ever had kids or parents, and weaves multiple points of view together to ultimately craft a tale of forgiveness and unity.
(reviewed 28 days after purchase)
lacreag reviewed on on June 11, 2013

I agree. It truly was a page turner. I was expecting something sad and was pleasantly surprised to see the story more about bitterness and support and love. It was fabulous! Great read folks.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
nicole johnson reviewed on on June 1, 2013

Attention grabber from the first page to the last page. I eagerly await the next novella.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
nicole johnson reviewed on on June 1, 2013
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It was a real page turner. I could not put the book down. Bryant did an excellent job of keeping my interest. I am recommending this book to everyone. I am hoping for a hardback book to add to my collection. I can't wait for the next novella!!!!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

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