Blog Tour | This Fragile Life #review #giveaway

A complete change of pace from my last read today I’m bringing you a review of This Fragile Life by Kate Hewitt and a giveaway that you will be very interested in.

this fragile life

You love your best friend. You trust her with your life. But could you give her the most precious gift of all?

Alex’s life is a mess. She’s barely holding down a job, only just affording her apartment, and can’t remember when she was last in a relationship. An unexpected pregnancy is the last thing she needs.

Martha’s life is on track. She’s got the highflying career, the gorgeous home and the loving husband. But one big thing is missing. Five rounds of IVF and still no baby.

The solution seems simple. Alex knows that Martha can give her child everything that she can’t provide. But Martha’s world may not be as perfect as it seems, and letting go isn’t as easy as Alex expected it to be. Now they face a decision that could shatter their friendship forever.

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When I first read the blurb for this book I knew it was going to be emotional but I was not really prepared for this book at all.

I’ll be honest and say that at the start I wasn’t sure if I was going to like either of the characters, but especially Martha, she was so severe and upfront and I thought that maybe because I wasn’t keen on her that it would ruin the impact of the book. Over time though I ended up understanding both Alex and Martha’s motivations and admiring them.

I loved the growth in the characters, with the situations that they get put in they start to show you sides that you wouldn’t pick up on at first, they show you what they are worth and even though it isn’t plain sailing for either of them, the way the ultimately are with each other was wonderful to read.

I loved the honesty of this story, these are two people that are friends but in such a tense and emotional situation how they feel about each other and how they start to act around each other felt so real, it was great that Ms. Hewitt didn’t shy away from it.

I thought I was maybe going to find this book hard to get into because it’s an emotional subject, although I found I was easily hooked. However, there did come a point that I started to feel like it was getting a little repetitive with how the characters were thinking and I worried that we would be continually be going over these same thoughts and that I might lose interest, luckily though it didn’t last long and as the story moved on I got even more invested.

Which is maybe a bit of a double-edged sword because the story was so heartbreaking, I ended up having to get a box of tissues, my eyes would not stop streaming, I got so emotional that I had to put the book down for a while to recover because the words were blurring. Do not read this without some tissues handy because you will certainly need it!! It’s not often that I get that emotional so I have to salute the author for being able to pull at my heartstrings in such a way.

This is a wonderful book, very emotional but a lovely story about two women pulling through difficulties to become their best selves, grab some tissues and get reading.



So if you’ve read any Kate Hewitt before or if you like the sound of this book then you will want to enter this giveaway to win…

a paperback copy of Kate’s new book A Mother’s Choice which is out in June

Kate is the USA Today-bsetselling author of over 60 books of women’s fiction and romance. She is the author of the Hartley-by-the-Sea series, set in England’s Lake District and published by Penguin. She is also, under the name Katharine Swartz, the author of the Tales from Goswell books, a series of time-slip novels set in the village of Goswell.

She likes to read romance, mystery, the occasional straight historical and angsty women’s fiction; she particularly enjoys reading about well-drawn characters and avoids high-concept plots.

Having lived in both New York City and a tiny village on the windswept northwest coast of England, she now resides in a market town in Wales with her husband, five children, and an overly affectionate Golden Retriever.

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