Debut novel offers hope and healing after crushing loss

Comfort in the wings

AuthorJennifer Collins

COMFORT IN THE WINGS by Jennifer Collins

The author gently weaves images and metaphors to take the reader on a journey to resolve present and past losses. This is a moving novel that will touch the hearts of many.

—Phyllis Babrove, LCSW, author

USA, March 30, 2022 / — Finding healing, comfort, and purpose after unimaginable loss is all too familiar these days. Author Jennifer Collins knows only too well the difficult path of learning to live with bereavement, often strewn with unexpected pitfalls. She brings such a journey to poignant life in her debut novel, COMFORT IN THE WINGS (Words in the wing press).

In this deeply moving story, Collins, a physical therapist and college professor, draws on her personal experience of losing most of her immediate family in a grueling succession of tragedies to shape the experience of its protagonist, Larissa Whitcomb. . Larissa, who has lost her daughter and been abandoned by her husband and son, is drowning in a sea of ​​grief that seems to be renewed each time a new tragedy shakes her once idyllic life.

After weeks of wrapping herself in a cocoon of dysphoric mist, Larissa accepts an opportunity that takes her out of her home and sets her on the path to recovery. As she searches for fragments of hope and resilience, unexpected moments of peace begin to emerge, ultimately leading her to self-discovery and reconciliation with the people still in her life.

Anyone who has ever dealt with loss will see their journey reflected in Larissa’s journeys and know they are not alone as Collins takes us deep into the heart of a bereft woman and what it takes to find her way back. return.

The book is already receiving praise:

“Honest and raw, Collins’ novel takes us straight into the heart, mind and body of unimaginable loss from its very first page. Following the twists and turns of a life suspended by tragedy, where previous logics no longer serve, we discover how disorientation can reveal deeper truths, how pathways through the unthinkable can open the way to wonder. A balm for the unmoored among us and a guide for those who love them.
—Corinne Dempsey, Ph.D., author, Bridges Between Two Worlds: Spirits and Spiritual Work in North Iceland

“The author gently weaves images and metaphors to take the reader on a journey to resolve present and past losses. This is a moving novel that will touch the hearts of many.
—Phyllis Babrove, LCSW, author, Envelopes of Hope, When Shadows Linger and Words from a Mother in Mourning

“Collins managed to turn his personal tragedy into a captivating and unexpected semi-fictional page-turner encompassing the brutality of the loss of a child, the turbulence of relationships, the enduring nature of friendship, and the uncertainty of tomorrow. Collins’ debut novel will leave you feeling uneasy at times; navigate the twists and turns enjoying the literary genius of a story that makes you feel, laugh, cry and live with more meaning, clarity and love.
—Lori Drescher, CARC, RCP, Founder, Recovery Coach University

COMFORT IN THE WINGS is available on Amazon and other popular outlets where books are sold.

JENNIFER COLLINS, PT, EdD, MPA, is a retired physical therapist and college professor whose career has spanned more than 40 years. She has held many titles over these years, but “Mom” is the one that has brought her the most joy and pride. His close-knit family was the center of his universe. Comfort in the Wings, her first novel, grew out of her devastating experiences. While she was still mourning the death of her mother from cancer, two of Collins’ children died suddenly, in unimaginable ways, within months of each other. Shortly after, his only brother and his father died. The writing provided a lifeline. A sequel to Comfort in the Wings, as well as children’s books and non-fiction, are among his plans. She runs a family business alongside her eldest son and divides her time between upstate New York and a barrier island in Florida.

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