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I stumbled onto this book by accident and will now read another by this author. The book is well written and, even though it’s easy to figure out what Catherine’s secrets are, kept me from putting it down when I know I should have. This book is about family, horror, honor, love, secrets, and truths. I was disgusted at times, cried a couple of times, and ended with a heavy but full heart. You should read this book.
This book is a must read. It takes you on so many emotions from anger, love, hope to honesty, forgiveness and loyalty. I have to admit I cried at the end. It pulled me in right from the beginning and I couldn't put it down. A woman changes her name trying to leave behind a traumatic past, only to have it all brought back to her when her son needs a bone marrow transplant. Thank you Susan Clayton-Goldner for asking me to review this book. I highly recommend this book and look forward to many more.
Very good book. Not an edge of your seat, just one more chapter type read, but good . The ONLY reason I don't sound more excited is because I like edge of your seat, page turner books. The authors' "Winston Radhauser" series is excellent and so was Tormented. Again, it was a very good book and I will recommend it to everyone.
I don't understand all the 5 star reviews! I enjoyed some aspects about the book, but I felt the writing was "average," & I wouldn't recommend it to my friends. Some of the scenes were unrealistic - for example, Catherine allowing Ben to take their small son riding his birthday horse so late in the day. Another example was when Ben, a doctor, told his feverish son who was shivering, that shivering would cool him down! That statement was not only false, but it would only scare a child who wanted blankets to feel warm. These types of inconsistencies were very distracting.
A Bend in the Willow. As a reviewer I usually do not tell the story line. Why ruin it for all new readers. This book was and unbelievable read. The amount of twist and turns had me by the seat of my pants. The pain of a mother and her past life and new life was heartfelt. She spent 20 years struggling with her past. I can not tell you how this book grabbed me as a avid reader. It is a definite must read. I would love if the author would have a sequel. There are so many questions left unanswered about the new family in her life. I look so forward to Susan Clayton-Goldner's new books.
I have read all Susan Clayton-Goldner's books and I enjoyed all of them but I have to say by-far this book, "A Bend In The Willow" is my FAVORITE!! I made the mistake of starting the book at work because once I started I couldn't put it down, which means, I didn't get much work done that day. I can read a book and set it aside for a few days and come back to it but this book I couldn't set it aside. One time my battery died on my kindle and I had to wait for it to charge before reading again. I kept going over in my head what might happen next. I would say this book would also make a great Life Time Movie, hmmmm something to think about Mrs. Clayton-Goldner:)
If you have a moment and want to relax with a great book, grab yourself this book, a cup of tea and enjoy, oh heck and grab some chocolate too, I promise you won't be disapointted!!!
I have read several books written by this author. But this one may be the best one. A book about a sick child pulls on your heart strings and is very intense. This book deals with many hard topics and will keep your interest from beginning to the end. The characters are very well developed and believable.
The story is so well written. It seems like a lot of things went wrong with this family, but I can relate. My life has been with a lot of losses and turmoil. The story was very realistic to me . I will look for more of this author's writtings.
This book is amazing! The journey that Catherine went on was so soul wrenching. The depth of feelings for her, her husband, and the other characters kept the action moving forward. I would advise anyone reading it to have tissues handy. This was a book that I literally could not put down once I started. If I could, I would give it 10 stars!