How to Walk Away

How to Walk Away

Book - 2018
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Margaret Jacobsen is just about to step into the bright future she's worked for so hard and so long: a new dream job, a fiancé she adores, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, suddenly, on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in a brief, tumultuous moment. In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Maggie must confront the unthinkable. First there is her fiancé, Chip, who wallows in self-pity while simultaneously expecting to be forgiven. Then, there's her sister Kit, who shows up after pulling a three-year vanishing act. Finally, there's Ian, her physical therapist, the one the nurses said was too tough for her. Ian, who won't let her give in to her pity, and who sees her like no one has seen her before. Sometimes the last thing you want is the one thing you need. Sometimes we all need someone to catch us when we fall. And sometimes love can find us in the least likely place we would ever expect.
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2018.
Edition: First Canadian edition ; International edition
Copyright Date: ♭2018
ISBN: 9781250199614
Characteristics: 302 pages ;,24 cm

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Merle Taylor
Feb 20, 2021

Good read even if it was a bit predictable. The author showed real insight as to how a person copes with a life changing injury.

MaxwellPark_Library May 02, 2020

Sometimes life has a way of throwing you a curveball. That is what happen to Margaret. She now has to find hope and joy in the darkest time of her life. This a book about how you have to find ways to climb impossible mountains life puts in front of you.

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D061240265
Mar 01, 2020

2020

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Daisybates
Feb 27, 2020

This book was fabulous! Everyone should read. You will LOVE it❤️

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Dee_BPL
Dec 19, 2019

I absolutely LOVED this book! I would highly recommend it to anyone who needs a reminder that life is a journey filled with ups and downs. If you appreciate the highs and try to find the bright spots where you can during the lows - you'll be just fine.

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PAMELA BOERNER
Nov 17, 2019

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McAnnieG
Oct 18, 2019

Finding courage in the face of adversity. Moving forward when you want to quit. Learning how to walk away from old plans into a new path and purpose for your life.

Margaret Jacobsen has worked hard to achieve her MBA and land her dream job. Her fear of flying is overridden by her boyfriend Chip's enthusiasm to take her up in a Cessna to propose marriage. His inexperience ends in a crash sending Margaret into hospital with severe injuries.

Margaret's journey through recover is both heartbreaking and inspiring. Her family rally around her, hospital staff and her physical therapist support and challenge her. Margaret comes to some major decisions through learning to be vigilant with her thoughts and decisions, a life lesson we all need to learn.

A wonderfully moving novel.

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Katy80did
Sep 11, 2019

Karen recommended

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Suellen1111
Aug 06, 2019

Well written with believable dialogue, sympathetic characters & a plot line that holds all the way through. Similar to Jojo Moyes's Me Before You but more hopeful.

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sketchedsoul
Aug 05, 2019

"When you don't know what to do for yourself, do something for somebody else." That pretty much sums up the novel.

This was such a good story. A tragic accident lands Margaret in hospital with more than she can cope with.

Although some parts are predictable, I love that I ended the book feeling more grateful for what I have.

Author used "visceral" too many times...haha just saying

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