My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 stars for this beautiful story of life and hope❤️❤️❤️
Katherine Center is exceptional, there’s no doubt reading her books are gonna make you cry with equal parts joy and equal parts grief and she’s gonna wring out every emotion that you probably have inside your body, mind, and whatever. She’s JUST that good.
How To Walk Away is the journey of Margaret whose life and dreams are shattered following a plane crash. Now, what would you do, if your lifelong fear materializes in ways worse than you can ever imagine? All it takes is one moment when everything that you had planned goes for a toss and there’s nothing you can do but stare at life with determination.
Margaret teaches us that, to never give up, EVER! She’s never given a clear diagnosis by any doctor, as a matter of fact, her conditions are kind of thrown at her by thoughtless acts. I don’t think it works that way in a hospital. The story is devastating, but not depressive. And that is why I keep saying Katherine Center is exceptional. The first part of the story is inside a hospital but the narrative is laced with subtle humor and witty sarcastic dialogues that in spite of the situation Margaret is in, we feel sympathy for her plight but never pity, and honestly, I was smiling with every other dialogue banter between the sisters. Kit was such a refreshing character, the light and energy she brought to the story were superb. The mother is of course the dominating force but I loved how the father is always the pillar in the background and the truth he has to face up to and learn to forgive.
Chip’s portrayal of a lover who is unable to bear the guilt of destroying his fiance’s life was hauntingly real and the romance between Ian and Margret was beautiful. Well, it is clear that I simply loved everything about this story, it is fairly obvious that the author has done a lot of medical research for this novel which is appreciative beyond words.
Highly recommended to all my friends!
From the author of Happiness for Beginners comes an unforgettable love story about finding joy even in the darkest of circumstances.
Margaret Jacobsen is just about to step into the bright future she’s worked for so hard and so long: a new dream job, a fiancé she adores, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, suddenly, on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in a brief, tumultuous moment.
In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Maggie must confront the unthinkable. First there is her fiancé, Chip, who wallows in self-pity while simultaneously expecting to be forgiven. Then, there’s her sister Kit, who shows up after pulling a three-year vanishing act. Finally, there’s Ian, her physical therapist, the one the nurses said was too tough for her. Ian, who won’t let her give in to her pity, and who sees her like no one has seen her before. Sometimes the last thing you want is the one thing you need. Sometimes we all need someone to catch us when we fall. And sometimes love can find us in the least likely place we would ever expect.
How to Walk Away is Katherine Center at her very best—a masterpiece of a novel that is both hopeful and hilarious; truthful and wise; tender and brave.
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