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Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite
We most certainly realize how much we love someone when we think that person may not come back, but the experience can be heartbreaking when we know we have wasted every chance of loving and sharing the best moments with that person. Conversations We Never Had by Jeffrey H. Konis is a story that captures not just the nostalgia of someone, but also the painful cry of wasted opportunity. In the tradition of Mitch Albom’s For One More Day, this book features the most intimate themes such as love, family, and the chances we most often take for granted. In the heart of this beautiful narrative is the question of longing, the aching sense of regret for a missed opportunity, but above all, there is a moving story of a family set against the backdrop of the Holocaust, a haunting historical experience.
Jeffrey H. Konis won my heart from the very first page and had my eyes glued to the pages throughout the entire narrative. The writing is far above average and, as one reads, one cannot but relate to the joy and anguish of the author. I also enjoyed how the author explored the theme of friendship and, most importantly, the historical and cultural commentary that punctuates the work. This is a book about the importance of family. Yes, we are the fruit of a community, and our identity becomes more authentic the more we know where we come from. Conversations We Never Had is a book that will warm your heart and lead you toward the pursuit of love and gratitude for those who are part of your journey to yourself. Beautiful and inspiring, this book is highly recommended!