Review by Marlene Engel
Life hasn’t been kind to Samirah. After losing her mother to cancer and her father walking out on her again, she hides behind the façade of a party girl to get her through each day. She knows that her relationship with a married man isn’t the wisest choice, but she holds on to his promise of leaving his wife to justify her actions. But the man she loved and the man he showed himself to be are two completely different people. And when he does the unthinkable, Samirah’s life will forever be tarnished.
Michael had it all. A great job, an amazing family and a girlfriend who he was sure would accept the ring that was currently tucked safely in his pocket. But life can change in the blink of an eye … As Michael crossed the street, he was struck by a car that left him paralyzed and his relationship severed. He couldn’t blame his girlfriend for leaving. Not many people could stick it out when they go from having a perfectly healthy and fully functioning partner, to someone who had to rely on others for everyday tasks.
Samirah had to get away, but where does someone go when they have no one? Catching a bus upstate, she didn’t have a real plan, but anywhere was better than where she was. When fate crosses her path with Michael’s, she’s in desperate need of some help and a friend. And Michael feels like he has purpose when he is able to offer her assistance, instead of being on the receiving end for far too long since his accident.
Can a person who is broken in spirit and another who’s physically broken help heal each other?
This was, by far, one of the best books I’ve ever read! The emotion that the author brings just seeps off of the pages. The story is both heart-breaking and uplifting and stays with you long after you turned the last page. Sure to be a bestseller, Live For This is phenomenal and a book that I would absolutely recommend!
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Telling stories of resilient women, Kathryn Biel hails from upstate New York and is a spouse and mother of two wonderful and energetic kids. In between being Chief Home Officer and Director of Child Development of the Biel household, she works as a school-based physical therapist. She attended Boston University and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The Sage Colleges. After years of writing countless letters of medical necessity for wheelchairs, finding increasingly creative ways to encourage the government and insurance companies to fund her clients' needs, and writing entertaining annual Christmas letters, she decided to take a shot at writing the kind of novel that she likes to read. Her musings and rants can be found on her personal blog, Biel Blather. She is the author of Good Intentions (2013), Hold Her Down (2014), I'm Still Here (2014), Jump, Jive, and Wail (2015), Killing Me Softly (2015), and Completions and Connections: A Romantic Holiday Novella (2015).
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