23 February 2022
My thanks to the publishers for my copy of this book
and to Rachel's Random Resources for the invitation to the blog tour
One missed flight.
It only takes a moment to change a life.
One year ago Casey Cassidy was happy. She had great friends, a wonderful teaching job and a busy life - until with one missed flight, everything changes.
One year later Casey knows what it means to find that once-in-a-lifetime love people dream of. But when Ben leaves, her heart is shattered.
Left facing a year of firsts without him, piecing her life back together seems impossible. But then a friend offers her a home in rural France.
In the solitude and emptiness, Casey needs to comes to terms with what’s happened and find a way to move forward. She has no idea where that will take her one year later.
📖 My Review...
A chance meeting at an airport introduces Casey Cassidy to the love of her life and a magical year with Ben but then something happens which means that Casey has to take a long look at her life to discover what's really important.
In many ways this is quite a sad story as it covers an emotional subject but it is all handled with sensitivity and compassion. I especially warmed to Casey she is an interesting character who has had her confidence shattered by the circumstances of her life but she is determined to carry on in her own inimitable style. I liked how the story moved between before and after so that we get a rounded picture of Casey's life with Ben, and then what happened later. I enjoyed the part of the story which took us into Casey's time in rural France and her tentative steps towards making new friends and forging a new sort of normal life for herself.
The Life You left Behind covers depression, grief and loss in a sensitive and thought provoking way and shows that life can change in a heartbeat.
Best read with...several glasses of rich, red French wine.
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