Review by Marlene Engel
In this emotionally charged book, it chronicles two couples going through life altering events. Each one has five days left until their worlds will be rocked forever.
Scott and his wife, Laurie, have been fostering eight year old Curtis while his mom fulfills her jail sentence. Although they are expecting a child of their own soon, the pain of having to say goodbye to Curtis in a few short days is proving to be harder than Scott originally thought. Knowing that Curtis will be reunited with his mom soon has Scott feeling mixed emotions and has causes a bit of tension between himself and his wife. As she can’t fully understand how Scott can make a child, who is not of his blood, such a high priority.
Mara is a mother, wife and successful attorney. Recently she has been showing signs of memory loss and her family and friends are getting concerned. Reluctant to admit that she may have a medical condition, she agrees to see a specialist just to prove to her husband that he’s wrong in his concerns. But when she receives a life-altering diagnosis, she’s not sure if she can, or wants to, live out the remainder of her life the way that others with the same condition has. She has decided that, in five days, she’s going to take care of that.
Five Days Left is a heart-wrenching story about love, loss, family and finding the strength to let go when all you really want to do is hold on tight.
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About the Author:
Julie Lawson Timmer grew up in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband, their four teenage children and two rescued dogs. By turns, she is a writer, lawyer, mom/stepmom, fledgling practicer of Pilates, and dreadful cook. FIVE DAYS LEFT (Putnam 2014) is her first novel. Her second book, UNTETHERED, will be published by Putnam in 2016.
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