by Karma Brown
Paperback: 368 pages
Published by: Mira Books (a Division of Harlequin) on August 25, 2015
Available from: Amazon.ca Amazon.com Indigo/Chapters Barnes & Noble
An unexpected journey leads one woman to discover that life after loss is possible, if only you can find the courage to let go…
One minute, Tegan Lawson has everything she could hope for: an adoring husband, Gabe, and a baby on the way. The next, a patch of black ice causes a devastating accident that will change her life in ways she never could have imagined.
Tegan is consumed by grief—not to mention her anger toward Gabe, who was driving on the night of the crash. But just when she thinks she's hit rock bottom, Gabe reminds her of their Jar of Spontaneity, a collection of their dream destinations and experiences, and so begins an adventure of a lifetime.
From the bustling markets of Thailand to the flavors of Italy to the ocean waves in Hawaii, Tegan and Gabe embark on a journey to escape the tragedy and search for forgiveness. But they soon learn that grief follows you no matter how far away you run, and that acceptance comes when you least expect it. Heartbreaking, hopeful and utterly transporting, Come Away with Me is an unforgettable debut and a luminous celebration of the strength of the human spirit.
About The Author:
KARMA BROWN is an award-winning journalist and freelance writer, who probably spends too much time on her laptop in coffee shops. When not writing, she can be found running with her husband, coloring (outside the lines) with her daughter, or baking yet another batch of banana muffins. Karma lives just outside Toronto with her family. COME AWAY WITH ME is her first novel.
In the past 24 hours, I have recommended this book to everyone I know. First, I can't believe this is a debut novel because the intricate details and plotting that went into this novel are unbelievable... and second, the last twist in the book surprised me more than anything I've read in the past few years. I did not see that coming. So, when I tell everyone to read the book, I can't say too much about the book or I will blow the ending. Basically, I'm saying, if you love Women's Fiction (which I've never read much in this genre before, but I will now) and you love relationship stories that centre around love, commitment and hardship, and you love reading and knowing what someone else goes through when they experience similar emotions like yours (depression, grief, loss and undying love for someone) then YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK. Seriously, it was fabulous. Underneath it all, people need to experience the need and want of being loved by someone and the unconditional love they can give back. Also, they need to realize there is always a silver lining when something bad happens to you... you just need to find it.
(because I love experiencing all the feels, especially while reading a book that makes me shed a million tears... because I love learning about other countries like Thailand, Italy and Hawaii... and because this girl is part of the #5amwritersclub on Twitter and although we don't know each other in person, virtually we have become writing buddies and I'm so proud of her and her amazing debut novel).