A story about second chances and how life may not always be as predictable as it may seem.
Since chapter one, this novel has been a struggle to read. This is not ultimately a bad thing, it just had me on the brink of crying. Especially when Cadence visited the morgue and was holding her infant child in her arms. I felt truly torn when I read that part, feeling the need to support Cadence. From then on, things got (semi) lighter. Especially when meeting the guardian angel that ultimately offers Cadence to go back in time to save her child and her husband. But it is not as easy as she hoped it would be. Cadence has to go all the way back to ninth grade, before she met her husband and had a baby.
It is due to this second chance that Cadence meets, and falls in love, with James Gordon. It was not a part of the plan but every time Cadence tried to turn away and continue her path towards Austin and their baby, James would show up and do something remarkably sweet. Especially when he changed his "bad boy" ways and cleaned up his act to get Cadence to notice him differently, and not see the "bum" that she referred to him as.
The plot was rather unique and a joy to read. All the characters were rather relatable and positively wonderful to read. Cadence left me in a way refreshed by her innocence yet also feeling sorry for her because she has experienced such a major lose (losing her husband, Austin, and her daughter, Melody). The only negative thing I have to say about this novel is that even though James Gordon may have seemed sweet in some chapters, he also seemed possessive and at times seemed like a stalker. Maybe that is just his personality but it made me feel a little uncomfortable with their romance at times. Other than that, this novel was an absolute awesome read.
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About The Author:
Born and raised in Australia, Katie's early years of day dreaming in the "bush", having her father tell her wild bedtime stories, inspired her passion for writing.
After graduating High School, she became a foreign exchange student where she met a young man who several years later she married. Now she lives in Arizona with her husband, daughter and their dog. She has a diploma in travel and tourism which helps inspire her writing. When her debut novel, Kiya: Hope of the Pharaoh, climbed into bestselling status, she believed she was onto something, and now has a slew of novels now available, and is published through Curiosity Quills Press, Soul Mate Publishing, and REUTS Publishing. Katie loves to out sing her friends and family, play sports, and be a good wife and mother. She now works as an Acquisitions Editor to help support her family. She loves to write, and takes the few spare moments in her day to work on her novels.