Reviews from Pros and Readers
*For Widows Only!
"I was between two
minds as to whether the title I'm putting on Suggested Reading should
go there or in REFERENCE!
For Widows Only! is an enormously useful book. What is particularly
impressive here is Estlund's honesty. She refuses to shy away from
discussing ALL the problems facing a widowed woman from early 'should I sell
the house?' financial worries to the much later 'do I want to remarry?'
(sex). Don't try to read this straight through: it's much too jam-packed
with helpful information to be digested in one gulp. The writing style is
informal and friendly but not gushy and the advice given balanced, sensible
"She also offers a
website to visit with other widows and share our feelings. Annie even
answers questions and offers other resources. You can visit her at
. Her wonderful book, that should
be on every woman's bookshelf, including professionals, is a milestone in
the concept of one person reaching out to another with help, comfort and
support. I only wish that I had had this resource for many of my clients
during my years of working with widows in my practice. I encourage everyone
who reads this to buy For Widows Only! immediately and to pass this
on to all of their friends."
"I GAVE YOUR BOOK TO MY FRIEND IN PA. SHE LOST HER
HUBBY 6 MONTHS AGO. SHE IS AN EDUCATED LADY, AN R.N. WHEN WE WENT TO VISIT,
SHE HAD BEEN READING THE BOOK. SHE SAID 'THIS IS ALL SO VERY TRUE, THIS IS
HOW I FEEL!' SHE LOVES THE BOOK !
"AND MY WIDOWER FRIEND LOVES IT TOO. I WENT AHEAD AND
ORDERED myself a copy ONLINE
AND IT ARRIVED IN PA WITHIN A DAY, BEFORE I DID. I CAN'T TELL YOU ENOUGH HOW
GREAT THAT BOOK IS!!! YOU DID A SUPER JOB ON IT AND I COULDN'T HAVE SAID IT
BETTER MYSELF. GOD BLESS YOU, GIRL! I CANT WAIT TO GET HOME AND FINISH READING MINE."
"I don't even remember how I found your website (http://groups.msn.com/forwidowsonly).
I think God directed me to it, and it has been such a blessing. When I saw
that I could order your book, I did. So much of what you say is what I feel.
Although our husbands died of different causes, I was with him when he
passed and I have relived his passing over and over in my mind. What I have
read of your book is a blessing and I look forward to reading more. I have
cried a lot while reading it and even smiled once or twice. God bless you."
"Annie, Well, you said it all just right about thank-you notes and I'm still working through them. However, you have earned very special thanks for giving me your book at such an early and timely moment...it really has been such a help and comfort to me, and I know will continue to be as I move through these damn hard days. You've helped me cry and scream and know it is all part of the process, and I am very grateful." Nathalie Hahn, FL
"Dear Annie, I knew you were a writer. I
learned how good you are when I read 'For Widows Only.' Well done!
The world certainly knows you, Bruce and your children now. And knows better
how to cope with the loss of a husband. The emotional and practical
checklists will be lifesavers for many readers.... You were candid and
insightful. I felt your pain. And I rejoiced in the self-discovery and
growth you revealed. Overall, the book to me was a valuable reminder of the
brevity of life. Please stay in touch."
"Dear Annie, What a wonderful gift we
received. It was waiting for us when we returned from our trip. It is a
great book. I cried after I read the first couple of pages. You are a
wonderful writer and so much good information! It makes you realize how very
precious our time is with our partner! I took it to book club today and we
may choose it for a discussion book. We are all about the same age, so many
of us will be experiencing the loss of a mate!! Annie...thank-you a million
times for the book and for writing it. It is very special!"
"As I read Annie's book I was
truly touched in many parts of it. I was informed in others and enlightened
in others. I know the title reads "For Widows Only!", but as a widower I
feel it gave me a lot of insight into coping with a very bad time in my
life. All men don't control the household; when their spouses die they are
left just as lost and confused and lonely as a woman would be (whether they
admit it or not). So I say if you lose your partner read the book. I think
it is going to help you. Thank Annie for taking the time to write it."
"Hi folks, I didn't read Annie E's book yet,
but I gave it to a recent widow friend. She calls it her Widow's Bible and
really finds it helpful. Let Annie know."
Meier, Counselor and Facilitator of Widow Support Groups, WI
"So well written and
thoughtful, I savored every chapter. Sharing her own personal feelings and
experiences made it meaningful and real."
"When my sister
visited us last week she gave me a copy of your book, For Widows Only!,
even though I am not, nor have I ever been, a widow. I found many helpful
hints in your book...not only for widows but for everyone! Thank you for
Now, I bet you want your very own copy!
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