“This book is a must-read for anyone who has lost a child of any age. The author writes about the loss of her son and her journey of grief. Martin writes so beautifully and passionately that I could actually feel her pain. She expresses her deep loss and the realization that part of her is gone forever and all her hopes and dreams for her son will never come to fruition. Martin expresses how hard certain days are—such as her son’s birthday, her birthday, Mother’s Day, and Christmas—and how great anxiety builds as each of those days gets closer.

You will truly be engaged as you feel the emotional despair she experienced during her journey. She expresses how we all react differently to grief, and yet how we also all experience the different stages of grief. The book has touching stories, along with fabulous quotes that can offer comfort when the grief seems overwhelming. The one-page entries make it really easy to find a story that fits your exact moment of grief, offering comforting words to help you make it through that difficult time. I highly recommend this book to anyone grieving the loss of a child.”

Nicole Sparks

“This is one of the most incredible books I have ever read. It is a must-read for any parent who has lost a child. The author catches the beauty of her child, along with the pain of his death, and still honors his spirit. I have read many books on the death of a child, but I found this one to be the most informative and descriptive. It was like the author took a mirror and reflected everything on my soul. As a bereaved parent, I found this book honors all bereaved parents and gives them hope and strength. This is a book I will recommend to other parents who have lost a child or a loved one.”

Paige MigliozziMPS Mother -
Mother of Christopher Joseph Migliozzi

Star Child: A Mother’s Journey through Grief, by Jennifer Martin, is a beautifully crafted tribute to a young son’s life and death, which lands in the heart gently, like a feather from an angel’s wing.”

Maria Housden – AuthorHannah’s Gift: Lessons from a Life Fully Lived

“I stumbled across the opening chapter on Jennifer Martin’s website. I wanted the book in that moment. Ms. Martin shares such a beautifully truthful voice. She describes her experience by inviting the reader to experience it with her and emerges healthy, whole, and strong. I think it is a rare individual who can focus on the journey through grief without getting stuck in grief. Jennifer Martin manages to eloquently show how to move through. I love the stories and the humanity expressed here.”

Jill Gunter – AuthorI Am a Promise:
A Practical Guide to The Soul’s Purpose

“Poignant, powerful, moving, healing. These words describe Jennifer Martin’s Star Child. Each page is a loving caress of the power of love for her son. Jennifer walks us through her grief to the other side. This book is truly a must-read for anyone who has lost a child or who knows someone who has. Thank you, Jennifer, for sharing your story and love for your son with the world.”

Patricia S. McGivern – AuthorAngel Babies and Soul Explorer:
Healing through Past-Life Regression

Mother of a miscarried baby

“As a bereaved mother, I’ve read my fair share of books on the topic of grief, and this is by far one of the most powerful. Martin is not just a grieving mother but also an old soul with an artist’s vision. Her emotion-filled descriptions aren’t just lines of flowery poetry. She is brave enough to hold the looking glass up to the whole of her experience—the parts people know about, as well as the parts most people don’t talk about. In addition to sharing her precious son with us, she memorializes other children and gives us a peek into the journey of so many. Since one of the greatest difficulties in facing a child’s death is the overwhelming feeling of loneliness, this collection of stories serves as a reminder that there are others who share this path. If you have experienced the death of a child, I suspect you will find warm comfort when you discover yourself in her courageous storytelling.”

Jennifer M. SoosMarriage and Family Therapist

“Star Child is a beautifully told story. Jennifer Martin has managed to speak of her deep loss without sentimentality. Instead, she creates space for the universal elements of loss and grief to find expression. Through her words, the tearing apart of one mother’s heart moves toward a fierce resolve to find the deeper meanings in love and life. In grief, she writes, ‘Something expands and contracts inside of you.’ It’s a wise image. Then she submits her own pain to the expansion.”

Paula D’Arcy – AuthorSong for Sarah: A Mother’s Journey through Grief
& Beyond and When Darkness Unfolds as Light

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