All This Time

All This Time Syrian American, Lydia Fadoul, Has Spent A Year Waiting For Her Fiance To Return From War In Iraq, Only To Discover That He Is Broken By Trauma And The Devastating Effects Of PTSD Just When He Finally Agrees To Seek Help, He Takes His Own Life And Leaves Behind A Story Of Murder, Betrayal, And Mystery In Her Second, Contemporary Fiction Novel Since Budapest, Tiffani Burnett Velez Weaves A Fast Paced Literary Tale About The Rumors We Believe And The Prejudices We Create In Order To Protect Our Hearts From The Truth. All This Time is a very touching story that follows Lydia Fadoul on her quest for answers behind her fiance Thomas suicide upon returning home from his tour in Iraq Author Tiffani Burnett Velez weaves a riveting and emotional tale that easily draws the reader into Lydia s quest for answers behind the mystery surrounding Thomas actions while in Iraq that ultimately led to his traumatic spiral downwards from the effects of PTSD and tragic suicide The story takes the reader on a thrilling rolle All This Time is a very touching story that follows Lydia Fadoul on her quest for answers behind her fiance Thomas suicide upon returning home from his tour in Iraq Author Tiffani Burnett Velez weaves a riveting and emotional tale that easily draws t
Stunning Exhilarating Vibrant I was privileged to read this book on Memorial Day weekend, and it was quite fitting Tiffani Burnett Velez reaches right in to the core of all of the mangled emotions that stir inside both the Service Members and the families that await their return, as our US military serves time in battle over in Iraq and Afghanistan I read this story with my mouth agape, I bet you will, too Lydia Fadoul is laying her Marine ex. fianc , Thomas to rest after he has commit Stunning Exhilarating Vibrant I was privileged to read this book on Memorial Day weekend, and it was quite fitting Tiffani Burnett Velez reaches right in to the core of all of the mangled emotions that stir inside both the Service Members and the families that await their return, as our US military serves time in battle over in Iraq and Afghanistan I read this story with my mouth agape, I bet you will, too Lydia Fadoul is laying her Marine ex. fianc , Thomas to rest after he has committed suicide just days after finding out that photographs of him shooting two other Marine s execution style in Iraq are being released The strangeness of this was quite astonishing, not only because the incident had happened one month prior to the revelation of these photographs but because
Superbly written and very touchingBy Eleanor Parker Sapia on April 29, 2015Format PaperbackVerified PurchaseAll This Time by Tiffani Burnett Velez is a superbly written and very touching contemporary story of Syrian born, Lydia Fadoul, who is searching for answers into her husband Thomas suicide after his return from war in Iraq This is the second novella I ve read by Burnett Velez, and I was not disappointed Here again is the author s clear, bold, and beautifully descriptive writing style t Superbly written and very touchingBy Eleanor Parker Sapia on April 29, 2015Format PaperbackVerified PurchaseAll This Time by Tiffani Burnett Velez is a superbly written and very touching contemporary story of Syrian born, Lydia Fadoul, who is searching for answers into her husband Thomas suicide after his return from war in Iraq This is the second novell
Lydia s whole life had been lived behind the lens of Syria, until the day she met Thomas Miller, who for good or bad introduced her to everything else.Lydia our protagonist didn t think she would be attending the funeral of her fianc Thomas Miller a marine that was taken away from her because of war What else did the war cost Miller is now being charged with the murder of two other marines Lydia with the help of Marcus a journalist who is a former marine himself is seeking the truth of what Lydia s whole life had been lived behind the lens of Syria, until the day she met Thomas Miller, who for good or bad introduced her to everything else.Lydia our protagonist didn t think she would be attending the funeral of her fianc Thomas Miller a marine that was taken away from her because of war What else did the war cost Miller is now being charged with the murder of two other marines Lydia with the help of Marcus a journalist who is a former marine himself is seeking the truth of what really happened Knowing that Lydia is part Syrian, he fears that she will take the brunt of what Thomas is accused of and that nothing will come good of false accusations Lydia not knowing who to trust, takes on the help of Marcus to make sense and have peace with Thomas taking his own life With the help of a fellow Marine that served with Thomas, they begin to uncover the awful truth on the cost of war.Emotional read not with tears but with grief of what war brings It brings th
See all of my reviews various cultures brought through in this book drew me in very quickly In the first few pages I started feeling for Lydia After gettingandinformation my heart really broke for her In the same way though, I felt for the various difficulties that each character was going through Because some of these events in the book could so realistically be happening in the world, it s a book that got me thinking which I really
This book was orgnally reviewed on Sara s Books and Things.This book was so incredibly touching Throughout enormous hardships Lydia stands by her fiancee s memory as she searches for the truth.I love that this book deals with some harsh realities The fact that if you happen to be the same race as a small group that has caused atrocities, you will be judged even blamed for their actions That our military has and will cover up things that don t paint them in the best of lights Life is a spec This book was orgnally reviewed on Sara s Books and Things.This book was so incredibly touching Throughout enormous hardships Lydia stands by her fiancee s memory as she searches for the truth.I love that this book deals with some harsh realities The fact that if you happen to be the same race as a small group that has caused atrocities, you will be judged even blamed for their actions That our military has and will cover up things that don t paint them in the best of li
All This Time is an emotionally engaging story of Lydia s journey to understand why her fiance took his own life after returning from a deployment to Iraq It explores lots of difficult topics such as mental health, suicide, murder and racism The type of racism against anyone who appears to be of middle eastern descent described in this novella is prolific I wishpeople could understand that not all Muslims are terrorists and not all people of middle eastern descent are Muslims There is All This Time is an emotionally engaging story of Lydia s journey to understand why her fiance took his own life after returning from a deployment to Iraq It explores lots of difficult topics such as mental health, suicide, murder and ra
Heart breaking, intense, bewildering and moving Those are the emotions that I ve struggled to contain while reading All This Time Imagine the pain of coming to your fiance s funeral instead of marching down the aisle Imagine the shock of knowing the unpleasant truth that came with the war Lydia had to deal and accept everything thrown into her face, including the discrimination she had to endure
All This Time is a roller coaster ride of adventure and emotion The detail with which the characters and scenes are described provide an intricate picture, almost movie like.You ll want to turn off your cell ph
All This Time is not the sort of book I usually read It sabout war and the politics that goes along with it I enjoyed the book but doubt I ll ever reread it There were a couple of plot points that I could ve done without but it didn t derail the story for m