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Friday, May 9, 2014

Book Review - A Widow Redefined by Kim Cano plus Audiobook Giveaway - 5 Winners !!

Book Review
A Widow Redefined
by Kim Cano

Book Description
On a cold Valentine’s Day in Chicago, Amy White, a young widow who lost her husband to cancer, visits the cemetery and makes an unsettling discovery: a bouquet of fresh daffodils lying in front of her husband’s grave.

Curiosity grows into obsession as Amy searches for the stranger who left the flowers, while keeping her activities a secret from her live-in mother and seven-year-old son. The search leads to an unusual friendship that transforms her world and redefines her life.

"The warmth of an evolving friendship bound by mutual interests and a family's recovery from close-held grief makes the processes in A Widow Redefined revealing and involving. Any reader seeking a story of emotional growth from all protagonists will find this a story of quiet desperation, friendship, and moving on." D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

"A lovely story of deep love, friendship, grief, and the process of healing." Mary/Full Circle Book Club, Algonquin, IL "Not since Lisa See's Snow Flower and the Secret Fan have I read such a complex portrayal of friendship. A Widow Redefined will resonate with anyone who has ever lost a loved one and learned how to live again." Author Deborah Brown

"Inspiring! Destined to become a book club favorite." Alicia Robinson/reader review

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About the Author
Kim Cano is the author of two women's fiction novels: A Widow Redefined, her debut novel and On The Inside, a novel about a middle-aged woman who is sentenced to 17 years in prison for committing a white collar crime.

Kim has also written two animal books: For Animal Lovers, a short story collection for kids ages 9 to 12 (also appeals to adult readers who are young at heart) 10% of the sale price is donated to the ASPCA® to help homeless pets.

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Our Book Review
Reading A Widow Redefined you will be taken on a gentle journey of deep loss, an unusual but necessary friendship and hope.  This isn't a fast paced read, it is a rather realistic, mellow read that keeps you reading to find what is going to happen next.  Fondness of the characters is easily found which tends to be the case with Kim Cano's writing.  This is the second book I have read by Kim, completely different from each other in the pace, yet pleasantly engaging.

Amy is a young grieving widow having lost her treasured husband, Justin.  The three things that are keeping her together are the loving memories,  her young son, Tyler, and her mom as together they try to get through the heartache. 

I was immediately thrown into the turmoil of the story when Amy discovers yellow daffodils left at her husbands graveside on Valentines Day.  I could seriously feel the burning jealous torment of thinking the worst possible outcome.   Imagine the thoughts that must go through your mind, thinking you may have been betrayed yet not been able to clear it up by asking.  

Deciding that she cannot rest until she finds out the truth she turns detective without telling a soul, keeping her emotions hidden.  The detective trails leads to a rather glamorous, wealthy woman called Sabrina that Justin had worked for.  Amy is met with open arms of friendship that she strangely accepts, yet are things so straightforward?  You will find a continuing undercurrent to the story that pulls at your curiosity.

A lovely tale to read, reinforcing just how special your loved ones are, how you should make the most of every single moment you have with them that money certainly cannot buy.  A story of hope, after such a loss your life can be happy again.

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  1. ooh this book sounds so good its definitely added to my "to read" list. i'd love it if youd comment back xx

  2. What has transformed MY life for the better? Goodness, lots of things....good friends, experiences, traveling, reading, and definitely church!

  3. The book review you wrote really makes this book intriguing! I think this is going to be the next book on my summer reading list!

  4. Your blog is reminding me that I really need to read more books. I am going to make an effort to make more time for it.

  5. Interesting review. Will look out for a copy


  6. I know all too well not to take a loved one for granted, the can be taken from you very suddenly. I had the is overwhelming notion to call my mom one night I talked to her for a few minutes and let her go. The next day she died VERY suddenly. Sounds like a great book but I don't know if I would make through this book without tears, I'm barely making it through this comment.

  7. This would be a great gift for my mother for mothers day because she loves to read. Ty for the idea.

  8. This is one of those books that I will remember always. All of lifes ups and downs are to be found in this novel.

  9. Thanks so much for the lovely review. So glad you liked the book. :)

  10. I love stories like this. It keeps you just wanting to read the entire book in one sitting! Stories where friendships are involved, I mean.


Always lovely to hear your comments xx

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