Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Falling Forward

From the Publisher: Cancer stole her parents. It consumed her career. And in an unexpected twist, cancer finally taught her how to live... and love. Dr. Olivia Garvin’s life turned upside down on her 42nd birthday. The man she loved and trusted for nearly 20 years proved to be unfaithful. On a whirlwind trip to Hawaii to escape the embarrassment of her husband’s arrest, she meets a younger man and her life is forever changed. Kalani Kaleo helps Olivia in her struggles to understand her old life; and teaches her what’s really important in life. They both know they shouldn't get involved, but they can't fight the fateful attraction. Together, they learn the true meaning of healing, the limitations of modern medicine, and the importance of the soul.

My Review: When I first started reading, I thought this was going to be one of those "out of body experience" stories. The first page explains how she, Olivia, dies. Not a normal start to a book. However, I kept reading and was pleasantly surprised by this book! It wasn't at all what I was expecting...but then, what book is?

Dr. Olivia Garvin seemed to have it all. A great job, a beautiful house with her dream kitchen, a husband with a successful career. But all of that came to a halt one morning on her 42nd birthday when her husband of twenty years is arrested for attempted murder. But that's  not all. She learns of an affair with a much younger woman as well. What happens next is, I'm sure, what many women facing divorce wish they could do. She and her best friend, Michelle, hop on a plane to Hawaii.

Once there, she and Michelle are taken to their hotel where a chance meeting takes place. A man by the name of Kalani, a local surf instructor and also what seems to be a local celebrity, accidentally runs over their bags with his van! That one act starts a friendship that will help Olivia on the road to healing. He helps her see her for who she really is and along the way, opens her eyes to what love can truly be. But will they have a future together or will he keep a romance from blossoming due to a secret he is keeping? You have to get the book to find out because I honestly don't want to give away any more details!!

This is such a great story of finding yourself after living in what seemed to be your own life, but after your world is turned upside down, realizing that you weren't living for yourself at all. It portrays a woman who, after a tragedy, can finally see what her life is and takes back the reigns.

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                                                            ****4 Stars I really liked this book!