When you lose the love of your life, how do you find yourself again?
For Tabitha, the day that changed everything started like any other.
She woke up, slid her feet into fluffy slippers, wrapped herself in a dressing gown and tiptoed out of her bedroom, leaving her husband Andy sleeping. Downstairs, she boiled the kettle and enjoyed a cup of tea as the sun rose.
Upstairs, Andy’s alarm sounded, and Tabitha took him a freshly brewed coffee, like every other morning. Except today, the incessant beeping rang out and her husband hadn’t stirred. She called his name, she nudged his shoulder. But Andy wouldn’t wake up.
Three years later Tabitha is trying her hardest to get by in the shadow of her grief. She may have lost the love of her life but she won’t give up on the family they dreamed of. Fostering troublesome teenage girls and a newborn baby is a chance to piece together her broken heart.
But being a mother isn’t easy, and neither is healing the heartache she carries around. After losing everything, could saving these three children help Tabitha save herself too?
The day started like a normal day, but suddenly your status changed from wife to widow in the blink of an eye. How are you to cope with this? Your life will never be what it has been. Will you ever recover from this?
It’s only natural that you cannot think clearly the first few days or even weeks, but then it’s time to put yourself into gear again and try to figure out what it is you want to do.
Little by little you start crawling out from the seemingly bottomless pit but you certainly did not take the easy way out. By helping others to heal, you feel that they will help you heal too. It’s a very windy road to happiness, but every corner you turn, you come a little bit closer to your happy ever after.
It’s a beautiful story about loss and coping with it, rekindling friendship and finding what you thought you had lost forever. 4 stars.
Thank you, Catherine Miller and Bookouture
About the author
When Catherine Miller became a mum to twins, she decided her hands weren’t full enough so wrote a novel with every spare moment she managed to find. By the time the twins were two, Catherine had a two-book deal with Carina UK. Her debut novel, Waiting For You, came out in March 2016. Catherine was a NHS physiotherapist, but for health reasons she retired early from this career. As she loved her physiotherapy job, she decided if she couldn’t do that she would pursue her writing dream. It took a few years and a couple of babies, but in 2015 she won the Katie Fforde bursary, was a finalist in the London Book Fair Write Stuff Competition and highly commended in Woman magazine’s writing competition. Since then she’s had four novels published.
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