Come Away With Me

Come Away With Me

Book - 2015
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"Fans of Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat Pray Love will flock to this novel...." --Lori Nelson Spielman, author of The Life List

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.

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"One woman's journey through grief becomes the journey of a lifetime... This emotional love story will stick with you long after you've turned the final page."" --Colleen Oakley, author of Before I Go

"[F]ull of lush locations, memorable characters, and a turn of events that is nothing short of jaw-dropping." --Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Forever, Interrupted and After I Do

"[A] beautifully written story of love and loss... Come Away with Me had me smiling through my tears." --Tracey Garvis Graves, New York Times bestselling author of On the Island

"[A] heartbreaking yet hopeful tale...Karma Brown is a talented new voice in women's fiction." --Lori Nelson Spielman, author of The Life List

Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario :, MIRA Books,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780778318323
Branch Call Number: FIC Brown
Characteristics: 350 pages

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Jul 24, 2016

I'm curious to know what other people think of this...or rather, I guess I'm curious to know if anyone else didn't like it (because the reviews everywhere are overwhelmingly positive). I've never been a fan of first-person present-tense, but I do understand the author couldn't have written this any other way, and she certainly does a fine job in that regard. That being said, I didn't like Tegan or Gabe and when the "surprise twist" came at the end I felt deceived. "Three-hanky" ending? Nah, not even one.

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