Come Away With Me

Come Away With Me: a novel by Karma Brown. Ontario: MRA Books, 2015. 350 pages. Reader's Guide. ****

Tegan Lawson has a dream life;  a husband who adores her, she's expecting her first child and has a loving family. Telling Gabe to slow down doesn't stop a spin on black ice that changes her life, hopes, and dreams.  No matter what anyone does or says to her lifts the heavy veil of grief. During a happier time, she and Gabe created the Jar of Spontaneity, a collection of their dream destinations and activities. Tegan agrees to travel with the hope that she will begin to feel like herself again. After drawing three destinations from the jar, Tegan and Gabe  embark on adventures in Thailand, Italy and Hawaii.

An emotional story of love, grief, and denial; Tegan's heartbreak is raw and all-consuming. Brown has spun this tale in an unexpected, surprising direction. Even though it was the first novel by this author, Brown immediately drew me into the story and kept me there until the end. I look forward to future novels by Brown. 

Karma Brown is an award-winning journalist and freelance writer. When not writing, she can be found running with her husband, coloring (outside the lines) with her daughter or baking yet another batch of banana muffins. Karma lives just outside Toronto with her family. Come Away With Me is her first novel.


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