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The life intended

by Harmel, Kristin.

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"From the author of the international bestseller The Sweetness of Forgetting, named one of the Best Books of Summer 2012 by Marie Claire magazine, comes a captivating novel about the struggle to overcome the past when our memories refuse to be forgotten. In this richly told story where Sliding Doors meets P.S. I Love You, Kristin Harmel weaves a heart-wrenching tale that asks: what does it take to move forward in life without forgetting the past? After her husband's sudden death over ten years ago, Kate Westhoven never expected to be lucky enough to find another love of her life. But now she's planning her second walk down the aisle to a perfectly nice man. So why isn't she more excited? At first, Kate blames her lack of sleep on stress. But when she starts seeing Patrick, her late husband, in her dreams, she begins to wonder if she's really ready to move on. Is Patrick trying to tell her something? Attempting to navigate between dreams and reality, Kate must uncover her husband's hidden message. Her quest leads her to a sign language class and into the New York City foster system, where she finds rewards greater than she could have imagined"--
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Booklist Review: "Music therapist Kate Westhoven's husband, Patrick, died more than a decade ago, and she believes she is past the intense mourning phase. Yet, even as she accepts her boyfriend Dan's proposal, she feels as though she is living a life she wasn't meant to have. When she starts having dreams in which Patrick is alive and they have a preteen daughter, the intense realism of these night visions drives her to search for meaning in her real life. She enrolls in a sign language class and becomes friends with Andrew, the social worker who teaches it. With his encouragement, she begins working with hearing-impaired children in the foster system, and this opens her to the possibility of becoming a parent. The latest from Harmel, author of The Sweetness of Forgetting (2012), is an affecting tale about finding happiness amid grief and guilt. Some twists are telegraphed early in the novel, but that doesn't diminish the satisfying conclusion.--Walker, Aleksandra Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Widows Fiction
Foster children Fiction
Electronic books.
Domestic fiction.
Publisher New York :Gallery Books2014
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9781476754178
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