The Day that Changed Everything Catherine Miller
Kindle Edition, 253 pages
Expected publication: January 17th 2020 by Bookouture
About the Book:
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?
Catherine Miller has given us such a gift in this story. I sat down and just devoured this novel. It was unflinching in its examination of the complexity of the human heart, what it means to love, what it takes to make a family. A highly readable, hopeful, and heartfelt story of the making of a new family. Parenthood requires a steep learning curve, even in the best of circumstances. The author does a great job of acknowledging a mother's mistakes as well as her wins.
Catherine Miller writes such tight and magical prose that the sentences alone make you want to turn the page. Still, beautiful clauses and discrete insights are never enough to stay glued to a full length book. Ms. Miller also offers us a deeply flawed protagonist with a biting sense of humor and ruthless insight into her own weaknesses. This is a surprising jewel of a book. You won't regret this read.
Thank you NetGalley, Catherine Miller and Bookouture for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.
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