REVIEW: I think I’m about ready to run my tear ducts dry! This is the second book I’ve read this week that caused me to cry like a baby. At one point I was doing the ugly cry. I highly recommend you read Her Last Chance by Alison Ragsdale. You will need to have a box of tissues handy.
The characters are so warm and loving. I was drawn into their story from page one and had a hard time putting it down to go to bed. My dreams were filled with this story and the tragedies this family were facing. I loved when Rick told Ava “We are strong enough”. That is such a beautiful sentiment. With God’s love we are always strong enough!
Alison knocked this one out of the park! The medical situations that had to be researched were well done. There was also art and art history, tourist destinations in other countries, guide dog information. There were so many things in this book that went above and beyond just a story.
If you’ve read anything by Alison Ragsdale then you need to read Her Last Chance! If you haven’t read any of her books, I strongly recommend that you pre-order this one so you can start it as soon as possible. This one is worth taking a day off work!
I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher and Netgalley for a fair and honest review! Thank you!
SYNOPSIS: My darling girl, I watch you playing outside in the grass. Your long blonde hair sweeps back and your blue eyes are bright with joy. You are utterly perfect, I never imagined something could be so wrong and I’d be powerless to protect you…
Ava’s daughter Carly is everything a ten-year-old should be: energetic, creative and the light of her parents’ lives. But when she starts stumbling down stairs and walking into doors, Ava wants to rush to the doctor. Her husband Rick is sure she’s fretting over nothing – kids can be a little clumsy sometimes. But Ava’s instinct is telling her something is seriously wrong.
Against Rick’s advice, Ava takes Carly to see a specialist and is given a devastating diagnosis: a rare genetic condition that will change her future forever. When Rick realises the truth, he is determined to do all he can to help Carly enjoy what light she has left. The close-knit family take it one day at a time, walking to the beach and watching the sunrise.
Just as Ava begins to imagine a new future for them all, a tragic accident throws their lives into chaos once more. To give her daughter a chance at a full life, Ava faces a devastating choice. How can she possibly choose between the two people she loves most?
An emotional, heartbreaking page-turner about a mother’s love and an utterly devastating decision. Readers of Kate Hewitt, My Sister’s Keeper and Diane Chamberlain will keep this story in their hearts forever.