Tuesday 13 May 2014

A Widow Redefined - Kim Cano

On a cold Valentine’s Day in Chicago, Amy White, a young widow who lost her husband to cancer, visits the cemetery and makes an unsettling discovery: a bouquet of fresh daffodils lying in front of her husband’s grave.

Curiosity grows into obsession as Amy searches for the stranger who left the flowers, while keeping her activities a secret from her live-in mother and seven-year-old son. The search leads to an unusual friendship that transforms her world and redefines her life.

"The warmth of an evolving friendship bound by mutual interests and a family's recovery from close-held grief makes the processes in A Widow Redefined revealing and involving. Any reader seeking a story of emotional growth from all protagonists will find this a story of quiet desperation, friendship, and moving on." D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

"A lovely story of deep love, friendship, grief, and the process of healing." Mary/Full Circle Book Club, Algonquin, IL "Not since Lisa See's Snow Flower and the Secret Fan have I read such a complex portrayal of friendship. A Widow Redefined will resonate with anyone who has ever lost a loved one and learned how to live again." Author Deborah Brown

"Inspiring! Destined to become a book club favorite." Alicia Robinson/reader review

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My review

This really isn't the type of book I would normally pick up but I am trying to get more and more out of my comfort zone when it comes to reading so when I saw the book tour for this title, I knew I had to get involved. The description really throws you as the book doesn't quite tally with the expectation you have going into it - but thats a good thing. After losing her husband to cancer, Amy leaves flowers on her husband's grave only for a day to come where someone else has left flowers and curiosity gets the better of her. There is definite misdirection as you feel the story is going one way and then it pulls you in the completely opposite direction.

Anyone who has ever watched a loved one suffer with cancer (I can safely say that is probably the majority of us) will find this book raw and full of emotion. Grief is a strange thing and it is interesting to go on Amy's journey with her. Friendship and compassion run through this book and you start to see Amy heal. Definitely well worth a read.

About the Author
Kim Cano is the author of two women's fiction novels: A Widow Redefined, her debut novel and On The Inside, a novel about a middle-aged woman who is sentenced to 17 years in prison for committing a white collar crime.

Kim has also written two animal books: For Animal Lovers, a short story collection for kids ages 9 to 12 (also appeals to adult readers who are young at heart) 10% of the sale price is donated to the ASPCA® to help homeless pets.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.


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  1. I love it when a book pulls you in and far outweighs your expectations x

  2. Thanks so much for the wonderful review. So glad you enjoyed the book!