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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Review: Come away with me by Karma Brown

Come away with me by Karma Brown
Release Date: August 25, 2015
Publisher: Mira
My rating: 4
Buy here: Amazon

Synopsis:
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.

My Thoughts:
This book y'all. I don't even have words for it. I'm so frustrated with this book because it tricked me and I felt betrayed and I had to put the book down to collect myself. I pride myself on being awesome at picking up on plot twists. This plot twist came out of nowhere and smacked me right in the face. Don't get me wrong, I really, really loved this book. It was so good that I didn't see the ending coming,AT.ALL!!!  Throughout the whole book I was rooting for Tegan and Gabe, because they were just so in love that I was praying they would find a way to get passed everything and heal together and move on with their lives. Ha. Jokes on me. 
I can not say enough good things about this author though. The way she wrote about these countries and the sites, it felt like I was right there and was seeing what Tegan was seeing. I even teared up a couple times while reading about her struggles. Tegan was so young and to have those awful things happen to her is just a travesty.I admire Tegan for finally finding the strength to let go and let herself heal. 
 I finished this book on Saturday and I have already pimped it out and lent it to my aunt who has already finished it as well. This is a book that will stay with me for a long time, and Tegan is a character who will be in my heart for even longer. I can't really say much without giving away the face-smacker of an ending. but have faith in me and buy this book. Then come back here and we can commiserate together.