Title: The Life Intended
Author: Kristin Harmel
Genre: Fiction, Chick Lit
Why it’s in my pile:
Honestly, the cover was quite appealing to me before I read the synopsis – feeling slightly unfocused in a world that doesn’t stop moving. It seems like a heartwarming story about loss and love. I believe that it will teach me a lot about moving on but not forgetting the past and the memories they hold. Additionally, the piece about attending a sign language class sounds intriguing, especially since I went with my mom to her class when I was younger!
Who has read The Life Intended?
From the author of the international bestseller The Sweetness of Forgetting, named one of the Best Books of Summer 2012 by Marie Claire magazine, comes a captivating novel about the struggle to overcome the past when our memories refuse to be forgotten.
In this richly told story where Sliding Doors meets P.S. I Love You, Kristin Harmel weaves a heart-wrenching tale that asks: what does it take to move forward in life without forgetting the past?
After her husband’s sudden death over ten years ago, Kate Waithman never expected to be lucky enough to find another love of her life. But now she’s planning her second walk down the aisle to a perfectly nice man. So why isn’t she more excited?
At first, Kate blames her lack of sleep on stress. But when she starts seeing Patrick, her late husband, in her dreams, she begins to wonder if she’s really ready to move on. Is Patrick trying to tell her something? Attempting to navigate between dreams and reality, Kate must uncover her husband’s hidden message. Her quest leads her to a sign language class and into the New York City foster system, where she finds rewards greater than she could have imagined.