Release Date: May 30, 2017
Genre: Womens Fiction
Rating: 4 bookmarks
Synopsis: Meg Pepper has a fulfilling career and a happy family. Most days she's able to keep it all together and glide through life. But then, in one unalterable moment, everything changes.
After school pickup one day, she stops her car to wave a teenage boy across the street…just as another car comes hurtling down the road and slams into him.
Meg can't help but blame herself for her role in this horrific disaster. Full of remorse, she throws herself into helping the boy's family as he rehabs from his injuries. But the more Meg tries to absolve herself, the more she alienates her own family—and the more she finds herself being drawn to the boy's father, Andrew.
Soon Meg's picture-perfect life is unravelling before her eyes. As the painful secrets she's been burying bubble dangerously close to the surface, she will have to decide: Can she forgive herself, or will she risk losing everything she holds dear to her heart?
* This book was provided by BookSparks in exchange for an honest review.
So begins the story of “In This Moment”, by Karma Brown. This is Ms. Brown’s third novel, the second I’ve read, and in my opinion, it’s her best one yet. The story is told from the viewpoint of Meg, the mother, who is just a normal working mom, trying to make all of the dots connect for her and her family in their work, school, and home lives. She makes the decision to take a couple of extra seconds to let the young man pass, and that one moment changes the lives of everyone in her orbit.
Which segues into my next thought: although this book’s focal point is the accident, it does also have an element of ‘the grass is greener on the other side’ sort of connotation. And really, what human being who has been in a committed and loving relationship hasn’t at one time or another thought, “I wonder if…”
Like I said, this book is so multi-faceted that it’s hard to put into words the great story hidden within its pages.
This woman’s fiction is one that you would be amiss not to pick up. It was a fairly quick read, but I found myself putting the book down just to savor the story being told. If you’re a fan of Nicholas Sparks, Jane Green, or Kristin Hannah’s earlier works, this book just might be your cup of tea.