Sunday, November 30, 2014

Before I Go

Before I Go by Colleen Oakley

A heart-wrenching debut novel in the bestselling tradition of P.S. I Love You about a young woman with breast cancer who undertakes a mission to find a new wife for her husband before she passes away.

Twenty-seven-year-old Daisy already beat breast cancer three years ago. How can this be happening to her again?

On the eve of what was supposed to be a triumphant “Cancerversary” with her husband Jack to celebrate three years of being cancer-free, Daisy suffers a devastating blow: her doctor tells her that the cancer is back, but this time it’s an aggressive stage four diagnosis. She may have as few as four months left to live. Death is a frightening prospect—but not because she’s afraid for herself. She’s terrified of what will happen to her brilliant but otherwise charmingly helpless husband when she’s no longer there to take care of him. It’s this fear that keeps her up at night, until she stumbles on the solution: she has to find him another wife.

With a singular determination, Daisy scouts local parks and coffee shops and online dating sites looking for Jack’s perfect match. But the further she gets on her quest, the more she questions the sanity of her plan. As the thought of her husband with another woman becomes all too real, Daisy’s forced to decide what’s more important in the short amount of time she has left: her husband’s happiness—or her own?

Before I GoBefore I Go by Colleen Oakley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is one of the most emotional books I've ever read. It made me ugly cry, but it felt wonderful! I'm sure we've all experienced loss, cancer, love. This book feels so real. It's a heart warming tale. The author makes you feel and connect with Daisy and Jack. I enjoyed the characters. They were relatable, real. I have a feeling this is going to be one of those books that you read over and over again. If you want something that's going to make you feel something, you have to read this.
Daisy is quirky but fun. I laughed with her, I cried with her. Jack may have seemed distant, but I could relate with him. It's hard. Either way, I think if you take the time to read this book, you're going to love it.

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