Mel Taylor was thirteen years old when she found her Mr Right. Twenty years on they remain blissfully in love. She has the man she adores, a gorgeous daughter, a great job and a dream home. But Mel's seemingly perfect life is spoilt by a dark secret and a niggling fear that her good fortune can't last for ever. Despite her husband Adam telling her to live for the present and stop worrying about the future, Mel can't shake the feeling that someone is about to call time on their happiness. And then it happens.
©2011 Linda Green (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd
Wow - this book was not at all what I expected. It is a story of an unfathomable catastrophe that happens to a family of 3 - Mel, Adam, and 4-year old daughter Maya. The family is put to the test and defines a whole new level of level and commitment.
Based on my last read of Linda Green ("Things I Wish I'd Known", awesome book!), I expected a story of intrigue with a bit of humor - well, there is some humor in this book, but it is dark humor. The primary story line is very sad. For me, having a husband and 4 year old daughter myself - it was just too depressing to put my head in this family's life.
Having said that - if you enjoy the inspiration of undying love and commitment, of rebuilding your life after tragedy, this book will not disappoint. I could not wait to see what happened next.
Its an weird thing but my favourite genre to read is murder/mystery books but when it comes to audio books, I love ChicLit! Odd I know!
Only about 1/4 of the story left to listen to but wanted to write a review - its so good. One of those stories your remember for some time.
Not too many charaters which kept me emmersed in the main storyline between husband and wife Mel and Adam. Normal life .. quite perfect actually then something happens.
Its this "something" that really keeps your gripped and wanting to discover the outcome. I dont want to give anything away but I really do recommend this book. I usually only listen to my books in the morning at the gym but I found myself even listening to it in the car.
Narration by Suzy Aitchinson is great - adds so much more to the story.
committed unconditional love
The main character's passion, persistence and sense of humor.
Mel's acceptance of a "different" Adam.
This is a great tale of love overcoming tragedy, undying commitment, trust and acceptance.
"And then it happened"
I loved this booked! I enjoyed the way that chapters were dedicated to one person at a time... telling their side of the story. The reader, Suzie Aitcheson, was brilliant, giving each character their own personality and voice.
I laughed out loud at some of Adam's comments while he was in a coma .... it was so easy to believe.
I was listening while gardening and never has weeding been so enjoyable!
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