Thursday, June 23, 2011

Goodreads: What would you give up for the people you love?




When Megan Taylor, a single mother and artist, receives the shocking news that her cancer has returned, she'll be faced with the most difficult decision she's ever had to make. She'll endure an emotional journey, questioning her own moral and ethical values, and the decisions she'd made long ago. The love she has for her daughter, Olivia, and her closest friends, will be stretched and frayed.

Meanwhile, fourteen-year-old Olivia's world is falling apart right before her eyes, and there's nothing she can do about it. She finds herself acting in ways she cannot begin to understand. When her internal struggles turn to dangerous behavior, her life will hang in the balance.

Megan's closest friends are caught in a tangled web of deceit. Each must figure out how, and if, they can expose their secrets, or forever be haunted by their pasts.


Kritters Thoughts: A wonderful blend of paranormal effects melted into a women's fiction plot. As some followers may know - I am not big into the paranormal world, but this part of the plot was so beautifully woven into a bigger story that took your breath away from the very beginning. A woman's decision to let her cancer take hold early instead of fighting it until the bitter end was the heart of her struggle and the effects it would have on her "family."


Each character that made up her "family" unit was unique and genuine. I could picture some of my friends in their roles. Their close knit bonds are those that everyone craves and only a few have in their lives. The story twists and turns, but leaves you wondering. As I sit here, I am still unsure as to whether I wish that everything had been wrapped up nicely in the end - still on the fence. As I am not a spoiler, I will let readers answer this question after they go find this book and finish the last page.


A book for both genders, but beware I definitely shed some tears and may at not the most opportune times - in a restaurant waiting for my family or at work on my lunch break. This one was definitely a tear jerker, maybe a little too emotional that I need something light and very happy to follow!

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Pages: 304


A review copy was provided for a honest opinion.

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