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The book was a good debut novel. It was a heart wrenching story, but no where in the description did it mention a 30 year old had to have both breasts removed. With all the breast cancer victims in the world today, you might want to give them warning to be sure they are ready to face their experience again.
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If this is an Allison Winn Scotch "debut" novel, then I can say she's bettered her craft considerably since writing this book.The situations here are so simple and archetypal they have become "de rigueur", and the author engages in the customary contemporary product placements, brand names, etc. A sidebar: why do all the latest novels now have a "sectional sofa" - perversely even called a "couch" - that is always mentioned as if to specifically connote trendiness?
Anyway, this is mild enough to be a beach read, even the hard-hitting and traumatic health situation, which turns out all OK if a bit of a stretch. Becoming social with one's gynecologist is also a bit unrealistic but I guess it's part of suspending disbelief. I can't be more specific or I'll commit spoilage.
This novel is very well-written, delivers all the right messages, and flows smoothly and energetically, but I prefer the much more complex and interesting, even ironic, setups in "Time of My Life" and even "The Song Remains the Same".
Narration is good, and I have been happy with other books read by Julia Whelan.
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