“This is a beautiful memoir, heart wrenching in so many ways and yet filled with hope. But at its heart this is a love story, a reminder that in the end there's nothing more powerful than two people caring for each other.”
–Evan Miller, senior editor, Guideposts magazine
"Love at the Last Minute is a deeply moving ride through the ever shifting landscape of life, loss and love. While on one of the bumpiest roads of life, Rhonda Hayes Curtis eloquently shares the blessings of being fully present to desperate hope, trust in a daughter's most unusual request, crushing grief, surrender and the tenderness of love. An awe inspiring read!"
–Gail D. Gerbie, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
"With deft, simple strokes, Rhonda Hayes Curtis paints a beautiful panorama of love, loss, and second chances that honors and celebrates both the sweetness and sorrow of life. At once heartwarming and heartbreaking, this moving memoir reassures us that even in the darkest of times, life will do its best to bring us blessings to ease our pain."
–Phil Bolsta, author of Through God's Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World
"Love at the Last Minute is more than a love story, it is both a heart-wrenching and heart-lifting story. At a time when a woman goes through the most difficult loss of her life, she finds permission to love, live and be happy again. Rhonda writes with a depth of emotion and honesty that can't be explained by anything other than embracing life with both hands, molding the good with the bad, and joining them into become an even more beautiful person with greater love to give."
-Claudia Whitsitt, award-winning author of Between the Lines
“Love at the Last Minute is a poignant and inspiring memoir of a mother, facing every mother’s worst nightmare – the loss of a child, and the incredible gift of love her daughter leaves behind. With a remarkably brave and open heart, Hayes Curtis gently reminds us that we hold the key to healing our broken hearts after tragedy when we unlock the transformative power of our grief with the painful acceptance of life’s unacceptable losses…and that love truly begets love.”
–Lauri Taylor, author of The Accidental Truth: What My Mother's Murder Investigation Taught Me About Life
“Rhonda Hayes Curtis takes us on a bittersweet journey that captivates the reader as she learns to accept tragic losses with grace, and receive unexpected love with an open heart. A sincere and honest account of life’s complexity and richness.”
–Carol Ann Haines, author of Living Fit After Fifty: A Guide for the Post-Menopausal Woman