Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Blog Tour: Come Away with Me by Karma Brown

Author: Karma Brown
Publisher: Mira (Harlequin)
Date of publication: August 2015

A heartbreaking and emotional story of love and loss, COME AWAY WITH ME is one woman’s discovery that life is still worth living, even if it’s not the life you planned.

One minute, Tegan Lawson has everything she could hope for: an adoring husband, Gabe, and a baby on the way. The next, a patch of black ice causes a devastating accident that will change her life in ways she never could have imagined.

Tegan is consumed by grief—not to mention anger toward Gabe, who was driving on the night of the crash. But just when she thinks she’s hit rock bottom, Gabe reminds her of their Jar of Spontaneity, a collection of their dream destinations and experiences, and so begins an adventure of a lifetime.

From the bustling markets of Thailand to the flavors of Italy to the ocean waves in Hawaii, Tegan and Gabe embark on a journey to escape the tragedy and search for forgiveness. But they soon learn that grief follows you no matter how far away you run, and that acceptance comes when you least expect it. Heartbreaking, hopeful and utterly transporting, COME AWAY WITH ME is an unforgettable debut and a luminous celebration of the strength of the human spirit.

 I'll start by saying that Come Away with Me is not an easy book to read.  What I mean is that this is a very emotional and intense story about loss and grief.  While it is a pretty quick read, I found myself having to put the book down at certain parts to take a break.  In the book, Tegan was 6 months pregnant when she was in a car accident and her life was forever changed. When her husband reminds her about their jar of spontaneity, she decides to do three of the things in the jar in order to find herself again.  The slips of papr take her on a journey across the world where she slowly begins to deal with the grief of losing her family.  

Being a mother,I found this book just so heartbreaking, yet filled with hope.  The loss of a child is something I hope to never have to experience.  Going on this journey with Tegan was emotionally intense and I found myself tearing up on more than one occasion.  I thought the author did a wonderful job of showing the reality of emotion that such a loss can cause.  There is a twist in the end that wasn't too hard to see in the beginning, but that makes the book that much more bittersweet.  I think that this is a wonderful debut by this author and look forward to seeing what she comes up with next.  I will warn you though, have the tissues ready!  

About the author:

Karma Brown is a National Magazine Award winning freelance writer and journalist, and a member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada. She lives just outside Toronto with her family and writes powerfully emotional upmarket women’s fiction, in the vein of Me Before You. COME AWAY WITH ME is her first novel.

Connect with Karma

Karma Brown’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, August 24th: Book Dilettante
Tuesday, August 25th: Kahakai Kitchen
Wednesday, August 26th: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Thursday, August 27th: A Literary Vacation
Friday, August 28th: From L.A. to LA
Monday, August 31st: Romancing the Book – review and Q&A
Tuesday, September 1st: From the TBR Pile
Wednesday, September 2nd: Patricia’s Wisdom
Thursday, September 3rd: The Bookish and the Romantic

Monday, September 7th: Lavish Bookshelf
Monday, September 7th: Kritter’s Ramblings
Tuesday, September 8th: Books a la Mode – author guest post
Wednesday, September 9th: Always With a Book
Thursday, September 10th: Bookmark Lit
Monday, September 14th: girlichef
Tuesday, September 15th: Why Girls Are Weird
Wednesday, September 16th: The Reading Date
Thursday, September 17th: Mom in Love with Fiction
Monday, September 21st: Book Mama Blog

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Tissues seem to be an absolute requirement for reading this book. What a heartwrenching story!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.