#SRC2106 Spotlight: Untethered by Julie Lawson Timmer. I read her first book, Five Days Left, and that book just gutted me emotionally. I was a HOT MESS after reading that book!
Untethered by Julie Lawson Timmer
When Char Hawthorn’s husband dies unexpectedly, she is left questioning everything she once knew to be true: from the cozy small town life they built together to her relationship with her stepdaughter, who is suddenly not bound to Char in any real way. Untethered explores what bonds truly form a family and how, sometimes, love knows no bounds.
Char Hawthorn, college professor, wife and stepmother to a spirited fifteen-year-old daughter, loves her family and the joyful rhythms of work and parenting. But when her husband dies in a car accident, the “step” in Char’s title suddenly matters a great deal. In the eyes of the law, all rights to daughter Allie belong to Lindy, Allie’s self-absorbed biological mother, who wants the girl to move to her home in California.
While Allie begins to struggle in school and tensions mount between her and Char, Allie’s connection to young Morgan, a ten-year-old-girl she tutors, seems to keep her grounded. But then Morgan, who was adopted out of foster care, suddenly disappears, and Char is left to wonder about a possible future without Allie and what to do about Morgan, a child caught up in a terrible crack in the system.
Reviews of Untethered:
OnDBoookshelf reviews Untethered by Julie Lawson Timmer.
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6 thoughts on “#SRC2016 Book Spotlight: Untethered by Julie Lawson Timmer”
I so want to read this book. I have heard so many good things about it. I really must have a copy.
Books!!! Books make the world go round 🙂
You are so right! Books do make my world go round and the rest of the world as well. It takes me to places that I have never been and I meet new people along the way.
YASSSSS! So much yessssssss!
I LOVED Five Days Left (as in “I did the ol’ ugly cry, can’t recommend it enough and think everyone should read it). Ya, it was excellent. I liked Untethered which was a good read but Julie Lawson Timmer had some mighty big shoes to fill since FDL was so amazing. I liked that Untethered brings up some interesting topics but it just didn’t pull me in as much as FDL and I struggled to get fully behind Char.
I still haven’t read Untethered yet, but FDL is big shoes to fill!!!!