This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
Come Away With Me
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
I’ll admit- a blurb about this book referencing EAT PRAY LOVE almost turned me off this book ( I didn’t care for the movie at all and the reference made me think that Tegan was going to give me a major case of the bummers.)
Luckily for COME AWAY WITH ME- it had a book fan to bend my ear and let me know how fabulous it is (shout out to Helen at My Novel Opinion 🙂
When I began read Tegan and Gabe’s story- their story, basically in the first ten pages, went to a dark place. A sad place. So, I thought I had it figured out- their life is crap now and the jar of spontaneity is all about them, together and separately, learning to deal with the craptastic stuff that happened and find a way to move on.
But Karma was sneaky. And that’s all I have to say. #nospoilers
And yes, COME AWAY WITH ME does have an EAT PRAY LOVE feel in the sense of the travel and maybe even some of the lessons that Tegan learns about life, love and forgiveness.
I thought long and hard as I was reading this book- could I forgive Gabe? Because while it’s an accident, it’s also his fault (if that makes sense). I ached with Tegan about her choices, what she lost. #Kleenex
I’m doing a terrible job of explaining why this book should be on your TBR list. Just trust me- read it.
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*
Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T