How to Walk Away by Katherine Center
Published May 15, 2018
Hardcover, 320 pages
MY GOODREADS RATING 4.5/5 STARS
(Thanks to BookishFirst.com I received an ARC of this book.)
From the author of Happiness for Beginners comes an unforgettable love story about finding joy even in the darkest of circumstances.
Margaret Jacobsen has a bright future ahead of her: a fiancé she adores, her dream job, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, suddenly, on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in one tumultuous moment.
In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Margaret must figure out how to move forward on her own terms while facing long-held family secrets, devastating heartbreak, and the idea that love might find her in the last place she would ever expect.
How to Walk Away is Katherine Center at her very best: an utterly charming, hopeful, and romantic novel that will capture reader’s hearts with every page.
I found that this book was extremely predictable from the moment I cracked it open. Luckily for me, I loved every aspect of it. From the determined main character (Margaret), to the way the story flowed seamlessly. It was one of those oddly deep and light hearted books, you can rarely find.
Margaret was one of the best characters I’ve ever read about. She was a determined, talkative, and slightly awkward character that you just can’t help but fall in love with. You really get to see how her emotions played out within herself throughout the book. Kitty was a great secondary character. She was funny, uplifting, and very relatable. There were also annoying, frustrating characters thrown in, and they definitely added to the story line.
I honestly love the way the story went, and found myself really rooting for the main character in this one. I also love that there was a slight emphasis on physical therapy, since I studied to be a physical therapist assistant in college. I will absolutely be reading Katherine’s other novels!