Margaret Jacobsen has a bright future ahead of her: a fiancé she adores, her dream job, 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 one tumultuous moment.
In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Margaret must figure out how to move forward on her own terms while facing long-held family secrets, devastating heartbreak, and the idea that love might find her in the last place she would ever expect.
How to Walk Away is Katherine Center at her very best: an utterly charming, hopeful, and romantic novel that will capture reader’s hearts with every page (From Goodreads)
Thank you to Booksparks for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.
I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 stars.
I enjoyed this book, it was a very quick read for me. I found it to be a novel about starting over, second chances, and finding out who really cares about you. When you’re at your best AND when you’re at your worst. To find out who’s still standing by your side. About moving on, and how hard it is to do sometimes. I think it would be impossibly sad, to go from having what you consider to be the perfect life, and then experiencing something traumatic, and realizing maybe those in your life weren’t so perfect. This book just really pulled at the heartstrings, and was such a roller coaster ride of emotions.
There is a character that I love in this book, but because the synopsis doesn’t mention them, I do not want to spoil anything for anyone. But I really loved the dynamic between Margaret and this person.
I liked Centers writing style. It was very clean, and precise, without jargon, and cliché phrases. She has an obvious talent in story-telling, and it shines through in the pages of this book. I do hope to read more of her work in the future.
I’m always amazed at how fast siblings can warp-speed into a state of rage. It’s like they keep everything they were ever angry about growing up shoved into an overstuffed emotional closet, and at moments like these, it takes about two seconds to swing the door open and start an avalanche.