REVIEW: Heart-wrenching. What’s Worth Keeping by Kaya McLaren was the story of a woman diagnosed with cancer and the toll it took not only on her but, also her family.
Most often when I read about a disease it is told from the viewpoint of one character. This book is unique in that it is told not only from Amy’s point of view. We also hear about the heartbreak from her husband and her daughter.
The story hooked me from the beginning and maintained my interest right to the very last page. I had a vested interest in the family and wanted to know if they survived and thrived. They each handle things in their own way. Each scenario was different and interesting.
If you love family drama, medical stories and learning new things, I urge you to pick up a copy of this book when it comes out. There is something in this story for everyone.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher for a fair and honest review. Thank you for the opportunity!
SYNOPSIS: In Kaya McLaren’s What’s Worth Keeping, during one unforgettable summer, three generations of one family receive the best gift of all time: a second chance…
The day her doctor says the one word that no one wants to hear, Amy Bergstrom discovers a secret that her husband of 25 years has been keeping from her. Now that the months of treatment and surgeries are behind her, she escapes her claustrophobic life seeking healing, peace and clarity in an ancient forest in Washington State, a forest that holds memories of her childhood summers.
After dropping off his daughter at Amy’s Aunt Rae’s horse ranch in the mountains of New Mexico, Officer Paul Bergstrom visits the fixer-upper he had bought years ago as a place to retire with his family. Although it appears fine on the outside, the inside is a disaster―just like his marriage. When he finds himself with more off-duty time than he expected, he lovingly repairs his dream home, building the future he so desperately wants.
Witnessing her mother’s health crisis had been terrifying enough, but learning the cause was genetic leaves Carly with the sense that all of her dreams are pointless. With the help of her eccentric great aunt and a Clydesdale named T. Rex, Carly just may find her faith in her future again.
Amy, Paul, and Carly discover that love and family are worth keeping in this powerful, emotional, and hopeful novel.