Saturday, April 16, 2016

MY WINTER IS BOOKED BLOG TOUR: Come Away With Me by Karma Brown

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(I came to this tour late, so my Spring is booked, I suppose!  LOL)
Genre: Women's Fiction
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Mira (August 25, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 077831832X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778318323

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Synopsis: 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.

Review:  This is one of those books that I can't get out of my head, even though it's now been about two weeks since I finished it. It's one of the most well-written stories I've read so far this year. The time spent in Thailand, Italy, and Hawaii is described so beautifully that the reader will almost feel as if you are there with the characters.

There is a totally unexpected twist near the end, and I thought my heart would break when I got to it. I won't spoil it, but I just wanted to hug Tegan even more than I had through the rest of the story.

This is the author's first novel, and I am already excited to read her next one, THE CHOICES WE MAKE, which publishes in July. If it is anywhere near as good as this one, it should be a blockbuster!

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**

Rating: Five stars

About the author
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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.

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