Five Days Left
Julie Lawson Timmer
Rating and Recommendation
Rating: 5+ teacups
Book Club Worthy: Yes, I am putting it on my
book club calendar.
Is 5 days enough time to say goodbye to the ones you love?
This novel had me so caught up in it from the first words that I forgot it was fiction. I cried probably a quarter of the way through the book. I would have to say that it was worth the emotional rollercoaster and the at times desperately sad parts for the story in its entirety. The plot was so unique to take Mara and Scott down two drastically different roads yet intertwined so smoothly. Both story lines came down to the wire and Ms. Timmer held her cards quite closely about the final results for Mara and Scott.
Timmer definitely deserves a 5+ for this riveting work that at times shows such love and such heartbreak that it does feel like a true story as you are reading it. For me, when a fiction work reads as nonfiction there is nothing better an author can achieve in fiction. If this is her first offering, I am anxiously awaiting novel number two. So, if you can take some serious love, serious heartache, are willing to face the possibility of crying, and willing to see what people may do for those they love, then this may be one of the best reads you will ever experience.
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