This emotional book made my top reads of 2015 list because months and months after finishing it, I still am thinking about it. It blew me away with the the storyline, especially considering it is a debut by a new author. I cannot wait to read her newest release this summer.
If you liked the book Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, think of this as a fictional version. Here is the 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.
If you do not experience complete wanderlust after finishing this book, you didn’t read it correctly. It’s obvious Karma writes from experience as she describes these amazing cities.
And because I don’t want to give away any spoilers, I don’t want to say much else. Just keep tissues handy and message me on my Facebook page when you finish because I can’t wait to hear what you think! Read it with a friend so you can chat about it together. Thanks to Book Sparks, I have one print copy to give away to one lucky winner. Click the link below to enter to win. Giveaway ends 3/28/16 at 12:00 am CST. Good luck!