Monday, July 7, 2014

In the Mirror

~ I received a copy of this book from the publisher or author to facilitate this review.  I received no compensation and opinions are 100% my own or my family. ~

Synopsis (from Amazon): In the Mirror is the story of Jennifer Benson, a woman who seems to have it all. Diagnosed with cancer, she enters an experimental treatment facility to tackle her disease the same way she tackled her life - head on. But while she's busy fighting for a cure, running her business, planning a party, staying connected with her kids, and trying to keep her sanity, she ignores her own intuition and warnings from others and reignites an old relationship best left behind.

If you knew you might die, what choices would you make? How would it affect your marriage? How would you live each day? And how would you say no to the one who got away?
One (or more) Sentence Summary: What a great book.  There were so many different twists and turns - mostly I didn't see them coming.  The characters are great too.  Love some and hate some - which makes for a great read!  

Favorite Character(s):  Jennifer - hands down.  I have no idea how anyone can be so strong with what she was going through.  

Setting:  Primarily in a nursing home/transition care home.  However, the focus was really about relationships.

Fast read/slow read:  In between speed.  Not too slow, but not to fast.

Cover:  Honestly, I don't get it.  Wait.I think I just got it.  Looking back at your life.  Hopefully that is right, because it makes perfect sense to me now!

What Others Are Saying:  "Kaira Rouda has created relatable characters you'll care deeply about. Emotionally gripping and heart-achingly beautiful, In the Mirror will make you think about what's truly important." 
~ Tracey Garvis Graves, New York Times bestselling author

"I was completely absorbed by In the Mirror. This is a moving story from the unique perspective of a seriously ill patient who is a wife, sister, daughter and friend, examining all of those relationships with honesty and humor. This story will stay with you because of the questions it asks and the answers it offers." 
~ Lian Dolan, bestselling author of Helen of Pasadena

Would I Read Other Books by the Author: I would and I have.  I have read Here, Home, Hope.  Click here to see the review.

Kaira Rouda is an award-winning entrepreneur and author. She lives in Southern California with her husband and four children and is at work on her next novel. Connect with her on Twitter, @KairaRouda, and on Facebook at Kaira Rouda Books. For more about Kaira and her books, please visit

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