Finding Hope in the Darkness of Grief - Diamante Lavendar

4.5 Stars!

   This earthly plane offers much for us to learn: happiness, wisdom, loss, heartbreak, and enlightenment. It is a Pandora’s box of emotions, situations, opportunities, and failures, all wrapped into a package we call life. Nobody is immune, but everyone has the opportunity to grow tall or wither like a flower in harsh light. It’s completely up to us how we choose to respond.

    Finding Hope in the Darkness of Grief is a gleaning of insights from artist Diamante Lavender. For her, life has been a long, difficult road, but it has taught many poignant lessons. Her poetry collection is an exploration of the human soul, a traversing of situations that life throws at us. Diamante has always been intrigued by the ability to overcome and move on to bigger and better things.

    She writes to encourage hope and possibility in those who read her stories. If she can help others heal, as she has, then Diamante’s work as an author and artist will have been well spent. She believes that everyone should try to leave a positive mark on the world, to make it a better place for all. Writing is the way that she is attempting to leave her mark—one story at a time.

Diamante Lavendar began writing in college and published poetry in anthologies.Most of her writing is personal and stems from her experiences and those of her family and friends. She also creates visual art with colored pencils, acrylic paints, and various mixed media. Diamante is also the author of Breaking the Silence and Poetry and Ponderings: A Journey of Abuse and Healing through Poetry.

Visit her website - HERE.

I think everyone will take something away from this book! This book will give you incite into your own feelings and offer encouragement on the healing process. No matter what the feelings are - Grief, sadness, fear, loss of control, helplessness, discouraged, there are writings in here for everything you may go through. Her writings have a nice easy way of talking you through offering you encouragement to go on.

I have a new job and it is much more stress than my old job and at times has been discouraging. There are some of these that I would love to print out and hang on my office walls!

Like this one I really like -
Everyone's got a dream. And no two dreams are exactly the same.
There's a divine reason for this. You were created for a purpose.
Instead of forcing this to happen, allow the Spirit to fill you
with the understanding of what it is.
This will change your life.
And this one (of course, being a Christian, for me it is God) -
Even during the times you feel the most alone,
there is always a presence watching you,
hearing your internal dialogue.
Don't be afraid. Don't feel alone.
Let the lead you.
Also a real nice touch is the pictures with the sayings on them that can easily be used as posters!

A beautiful oversize book with wonderful, touching poems and sayings and pictures!

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from "Poetic Book Tours" and the author Thank You!

Order your copy from Amazon - HERE


  1. I love books that combine art forms. Thanks for being on the blog tour.

  2. Thank you for your review! It's great to be on your blog again! <3


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