Me for You

Me for You Review

From the New York Times bestselling author of Good Grief comes a richly poignant and stirring story that asks: How soon is too soon to fall in love again?

The last thing Rudy expected was to wake up one Saturday morning, a widow at fifty-four years old. Now, ten months after the untimely death of his beloved wife, he’s still not sure how to move on from the defining tragedy of his life—but his new job is helping. After being downsized from his finance position, Rudy turned to his first love: the piano. Some people might be embarrassed to work as the piano player at Nordstrom, but for Rudy, there’s joy in bringing a little music into the world. And it doesn’t hurt that Sasha, the Hungarian men’s watch clerk who is finally divorcing her no-good husband, finds time to join him at the bench every now and then.

Just when Rudy and Sasha’s relationship begins to deepen, the police come to the store with an update about Rudy’s wife’s untimely death—a coworker has confessed to her murder—but Rudy’s actions are suspicious enough to warrant a second look at him, too. With Sasha’s husband suddenly reappearing, and Rudy’s daughter confronting her own marital problems, suddenly life becomes more complicated than Rudy and Sasha could have imagined.

With Winston’s trademark humor and sweetness that will appeal to readers of Jennifer Weiner and Fredrik Backman but is uniquely her own, Lolly Winston delivers a heartfelt and realistic portrait of loss and grief, hope and forgiveness, and two imperfect people coming together to create a perfect love story.

Title:Me for You

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Kathy McC

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the Advanced Reader Copy of this book.I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. I didn't find it as engrossing as her first two novels. The patients are not that much different f...

  • Kristen O'Daly

    Oh how I truly wanted to love this book like I did Good Grief, but unfortunately it just fell completely flat - a pale imitation with a similar plot line. The characters did not resonate and the plot ...

  • Ellen

    Rudy’s wife dies unexpectedly, plunging Rudy into grief and depression. As a part-time piano player in Nordstrom, Rudy befriends Sasha, a salesperson who has also suffered an unimaginable tragedy. A...

  • Tracy

    I am and will continue to be a huge Lolly Winston fan, but I have to say I was a bit disappointed in this one. Good Grief is one of my favorite books of all time, and it felt a little like Winston was...

  • Kim Prine

    I tried really hard to get interested in this book. I got 35% through and finally gave up. The story is a great one there just wasn’t anything there to keep me interested....

  • Sarah

    *Review is of an advanced copyLolly Winston's Good Grief was one of those books that took me by surprise. It was an unexpected pleasure; sad, funny, relatable. Therefore, I squealed in delight upon sp...

  • kglibrarian

    A touching story of a man who loses his wife suddenly while in his 50s. Rudy, who began working as a piano player at Nordstrom after being laid off from his financial job, struggles to handle his grie...

  • Mary

    I have liked Lolly Winston books before, especially Good Grief. In fact, I loved that book but this one seems to want to revisit similar emotions with different characters and a bit of an unbelievable...

  • erica

    This is a gentle story. Sad and yet hopeful. But it’s quiet with most of the plot taking place in the characters’ thoughts. I really enjoyed the book and found it very authentic. But I can see fro...

  • Laurie

    "Things will never be the same. They'll get better, they'll be different, but never be the same."This is a journey of sudden loss, grief and climbing back to find a new life and love.Rudy finds his wi...