Saturday, 19 May 2012

Seeing Julia by Katherine Clare Owen

This is the story of Julia. A woman broken by tragedy. She has lost her parents, her first true love and now her husband has heartbreakingly died as well. All this to the backdrop of a never forgotten first kiss in Athens just before her parents were killed. After a shocking accident/suicide attempt after her husbands funeral her life seems to go downhill and she must sort out her priorities and get things back together for the sake of her baby son. With the help of her close friends and therapist she begins to do just that. Will she find love again or is she destined to only know sadness?

This was a very well paced story. It was quite long but I didn't notice as I ate up the pages on my Kindle. What Julia had to go through was well handled and never dissolved into melancholy. I felt for her as she reeled from blow to blow and breakdown to breakdown to emerge a stronger woman with the help of her best friends and therapist. All the while in the background is the on again off again friendship with the mysterious Jake. Does he hold secrets to her past? I laughed and I cried during the reading of this book. At times I wanted to slap Julia but the ending made it all worth it. This is a great book for fans of Jodi Picoult and the like.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to review.

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