You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment
With lines as significant as these, I knew there was only one word to describe this book – BEAUTIFUL!! The book had it all.
Erin an ER physician in Boston returned home to New Dublin to be with her best friend Jenna who was in terminal stages of cancer. The book bespoke of friendship between the two girls with laughter and tears, happiness and sadness, joy and sorrow. The story was a perfect reflection of life and showed how forever could be lived in the shining moments of the present.
In this poignant journey of self discovery and self acceptance, Erin learnt how to be okay with the past, let go of the old, and live every moment. Set in a small town with politics and crime, there was a drug bust, illicit affairs, gruesome murder, ghosts, bears, lost memories, killer father, camaraderie of a small town, a second chance at love with Luke. The book had its tear-rendering moments, but they were only in the initial chapters. It had more of giggles and smiles and naughty innuendoes. Luke was the perfect counterfoil to Erin.
K. Carothers is a brilliant intuitive author, she knew how to make the story interesting without becoming too preachy, all the scenes just felt emotionally balanced. Every subplot was like a string intertwining with each other in such a way that you ended up getting a bond with different colors and each perfectly placed. The book did have the niggles, too many medical jargon and procedures may put off some but it was perfect for me.
Interspersing with quotes from Thoreau and Einstein this book was one of my most poignant beautiful reads of 2019, which left me speechless for 2 days. The book was simply perfect for me. Erin reminded me of ME, her past left her plenty scarred and to see her finding the courage to face them all inspired me to face my own.
I am a total fan of Author K. Carothers and will read every book of hers. She has a fan in me forever!!
P. S. If I ever find a guy who makes love as sensuously as Luke, I ain’t ever leaving him. He would be tied to the chair… Or should I say tied to the bed!!
I downloaded a digital copy of the book from Kindle Unlimited, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!!
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K. Carothers has been an emergency room physician for over 15 years. She received her medical degree at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in 1997. Prior to that she earned a B.S. in Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1993. Dr. Carothers also served as a physician and Flight Surgeon in the United States Air Force, achieving the rank of Major, and was part of a unit that was awarded the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor. She has two daughters, two dogs, and a cat who thinks he’s king of the jungle.
Dr. Erin Pryce is an ER physician in Boston who must face the painful past she’s tried to escape from when her best friend, Jenna Godfrey, is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Jenna still lives in New Dublin, Wisconsin, the small town they grew up in–a town Erin vowed she would never return to. But now she has no choice. Jenna needs her. And then everything Erin thought she knew is turned upside down in New Dublin, especially when she crosses paths with Luke Mathis, a detective who has his hands full in a town teeming with crime and corruption. Erin is pretty good at finding trouble herself, and the story is intertwined with plenty of medical drama, mystery, romance, humor, and even an element of the paranormal. But in the end it’s all about people helping each other survive, and the power of love to overcome any obstacle.
Publication Date: 7th November 2018