Book Review: How to Walk Away

Book Review: How to Walk AwayHow to Walk Away
by Katherine Center
on May 15, 2018
Pages: 320
Published by St. Martin's Press
Genres: Fiction, Women's Fiction

From the author of Happiness for Beginners comes an unforgettable love story about finding joy even in the darkest of circumstances.

Margaret Jacobsen has a bright future ahead of her: a fiancé she adores, her dream job, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, suddenly, on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in one tumultuous moment.

In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Margaret must figure out how to move forward on her own terms while facing long-held family secrets, devastating heartbreak, and the idea that love might find her in the last place she would ever expect.

How to Walk Away is Katherine Center at her very best: an utterly charming, hopeful, and romantic novel that will capture reader’s hearts with every page.

My Takeaway

“If you think of human emotions as music, then mine were like an orchestra with no conductor.”
Katherine Center, How to Walk Away

How to Walk Away was a heartfelt novel and exactly what I needed after a tough read. Though this story also had its unhappy parts; I enjoyed and appreciated Center’s witty sense of humor, her well-developed characters, and storyline. On quite a few occasions, my heart went out to the protagonist. Margaret’s life completely changed in the blink of an eye, and her life will never be the same. Margaret had to do serious soul searching and find physical, mental, and emotional strength after a devastating tragedy. As a reader, I was able to accompany Margaret on her complicated journey, and boy did I root for her the entire time! Even though some parts of How to Walk Away were sad, it also made me laugh out loud. If you enjoy novels about life, love, and perseverance (and nice endings), then I highly recommend this book. This is the first novel I have read by Center, but certainly not my last.

I would like to thank NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

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