Available formats: epub, mobi, pdf, rtf, lrf, pdb, txt
I've been writing since I was a wee lass. I was reading before that; possibly while still in the womb. Don't think about that too much.
I started out with short horror stories and poetry. I was terrible at it. The poems not so much, but the stories were awful.
I decided to finish a book (and I DO mean finish--I'd started plenty throughout the years) when I was in my mid-twenties (so not that long ago because I'm young and will forever stay that way). Again, not my best work.
But that's the thing about writing; it improves with time. (It's also a good thing to know your work can't possibly be any worse than it was when you first started.)
What I love most about writing is having people tell me how much they enjoy my work; how my writing touches them; makes them feel intensely.
Bringing a reader to laughter or tears is a wonderful feeling for a writer, and no, I'm not sadistic. *insert evil laughter HERE* It means I got them to feel, to respond to something I created.
Also, I just like to make stuff up and put it down on paper. I have an endless supply of stories in my head; lots of stuff to share with the world.
Bartender at The Book Bar
on Jan. 03, 2014 :
Rating: Top Shelf: A crushing look at the reality of healing. A must read.
When Lindy asked The Book Bar to promote her May release book, I was greedy and asked for a copy. I am so glad I did. Lindy Zart’s Take Care, Sara is an eye opening look at the resilience of the human heart and soul when forced to deal with tragedy over, and over, and over and over again.
Take Care, Sara takes us on a journey that no one wants to go on, but at one point, everyone will. Sara has lost so much in her life already and when a car accident takes the love of her life, she doesn’t know how to go on without him. So many stages of grieving are experienced in heart breaking detail. Sara is not alone on her journey and with the perseverance of those around her, her heart and soul get a second chance at life.
How had it all gotten so messed up? Everything had fit; everything had been complete before the wreck, before she’d lost her husband. Now there were just hundreds of puzzle pieces and nowhere to put them.
Lindy Zart. Take Care, Sara (Kindle Locations 5343-5344).
The breaking down was necessary. You stand by Sara hoping that she will realize that she has to hit rock bottom before she can make her way back up. It was just a question of whether or not she would take the time to do this. Truly crushed, maybe weak, beyond repair souls can’t endure the pain and they take their own life. Sara’s descent makes you realize that perhaps those ‘weak’ souls have it right and the pain can be taken away, just as quickly as the life.
“He gave us life. All the rest of it…that’s part of living. I don’t think He randomly picks people to lose more than others or that He decided He didn’t like you so He’s making you suffer. I don’t think He has any control over any of that. It’s all about free will, right? We’re given life and what we decide to do with that life and what happens to that life is out of His hands. I could be wrong. I am a lot.” Lincoln snorted.
Lindy Zart. Take Care, Sara (Kindle Locations 4562-4565).
Time was a looming character in this book. You know that the loss of a love cannot easily be rectified and a character can move one. This story demanded time. At the same time, the blissful parts were so fleeting. Only at 93% in, I realized that Lindy Zart made “time” necessary for the telling of Sara’s story.
She couldn’t escape him; she couldn’t escape the ache that had made a home inside her chest. That ache was him, for him, and would never leave, not while she had a breath left in her body. It wasn’t that Sara wanted to forget him, never that, she just wanted it to not hurt every time she thought of him.
Lindy Zart. Take Care, Sara (Kindle Locations 2261-2264).
I felt my chest concave to my spine with every moment of loss that Sara experienced. The personal fear of losing someone you love and how you would deal with it was brought to the forefront. I cried. I cried nearly every single chapter of this book. I was an emotional mess. Crying is cathartic, cleansing, necessary. I’ve cried from the works of Hoover, Donovan, Green and now Zart. I am not a crier; it takes a lot to get past this wall.
Normally, I am not a fan of third person narrative, but I am so glad that I was an innocent bystander in this story. The emotional connection to the characters from a distance was powerful enough.
“Make it go away. I need you. Please. Make it all go away,” she whispered…
Lindy Zart. Take Care, Sara (Kindle Locations 5611-5613).
Some might find Sara’s torment repetitive or boring. Pure poetry is what I read. Lindy Zart’s description of surroundings and physical features was tangible. I never enjoyed the smell of warm, freshly cut grass as I did when I read this book.
A kaleidoscope of that final moment with him raced through her brain. His smile she loved, the striking blue of his eyes, warm with love and happiness; his hand on her shoulder. Sara squeezed her eyes shut, but it didn’t block the remembrance of his grip tightening painfully, and then jerking away, as though something wrenched him from her. The shouts ripped from his lips. The fear on his face. But not for him; for her. Always for her.
Lindy Zart. Take Care, Sara (Kindle Locations 262-265).
Lindy Zart does write other genres as well, and I can only imagine, they are just as fantastic as this.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on June 13, 2013 :
Wow., this was such a Strong and beautiful story the rocked you to your core., this was about one's journey in love lost and love found but was more then that and much more then words can describe., other then it was great investment and I recommend this and a whole helluva lot of tissue's ...A MUST READ :)
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on June 09, 2013 :
Heartbreakingly Beautiful! From the first page I felt such strong emotions, it was almost as though I was Sara. Which is kinda crazy since I have never had anything like that happen to me in my life. But it was as though I was living her life, feeling everything she was feeling, going through everything she was going through. That's just how beautifully well written Take Care, Sara is. It's very rare when you feel like that while reading a book, at least it is for me. I don't think I have ever read a book that has made me feel such mixed strong emotions throughout the entire story. I was effected so much that if I had actually had something so tragic like that happen to me in my life, I would have never been able to read it and still be sane at the end. It was almost like reading an autobiography and not a fiction book! I LOVED it!! WOW! AMAZING!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)