Amara Fairchild is shocked when her dying mentor and best friend Brenda Hayward asks her to marry her husband, and to help raise her children immediately after her death. Of course, neither Ross, Brenda's husband, nor Amara immediately agree to this. However, when they see that Brenda is holding on to that one last breath waiting for their positive response, they reluctantly agree. From there, the story unfolds into a tale of love lost and love found on the oftentimes bumpy road to happily ever after.
It has been a while since I read a novel by Ms. Louise, and once I read A LOVE OF THEIR OWN, I couldn't fathom why I waited so long to read this one. It was a beautiful tale of heartache, loss and finding love again. There are so many positive aspects to this story that combine to make this book one worth reading many times over. Louise masterfully depicts the woes of breast cancer, the importance of monthly breast exams, and how the death of a loved one from this dreaded disease affects everyone, especially small children. It was refreshing to see the hero of the story show real emotion. Ross cherished his wife and did not want to sully the memories of her with thoughts or feelings for another woman. Even though the story deals with such serious issues, there are also moments where you laugh out loud, and, of course, fall in love again. Never again will I hold onto a Kim Louise book. As soon as it reaches my hot little hands, I will find the quietest spot in my house and lose myself in her work. (RAW Rating: 4.5)
Reviewed by Renee Williams
of The RAWSISTAZ™ Reviewers