How to Walk Away Katherine Center
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We’re delighted to be sharing Laura’s thoughts with you today for Katherine Center’s novel, How to Walk Away.

A big hit with Laura – one not to miss!

How to Walk Away Katherine Center

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Pan; Main Market edition (9 Aug. 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1509858946
  • ISBN-13: 978-1509858941

Maggie Jacobsen is just about to step into the bright future she’s worked so hard and so long for: her dream job, a fiancé she adores and the promise of a perfect life just around the corner. But on what should have been the happiest day of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in a single catastrophic moment.

In hospital Maggie is forced to confront the unthinkable. First there is her fiancé, Charlie, wallowing in self-pity while demanding forgiveness. Then there’s her sister Kit, who shows up after pulling a three-year vanishing act. Finally there’s Iain, her physical therapist, the one the nurses said was too tough for her. Iain, who won’t let her give in to her despair, who makes her cry, but also manages to make her laugh . . .

Maggie’s new life is nothing like she expected. But could it be more than she had ever dared hope for?

How to Walk Away by Katherine Center is an uplifting story of learning to live – and love – again.

Available to purchase in digital, paperback, hardcover and audiobook formats.

ReviewA captivating story about a young girl embarking on a fantastic career and settling down with her wonderful fiancé, Instead for Margaret an accident led her to heart breaking injuries and an opportunity to change her path.

I enjoyed the secondary characters, especially her sister, Kit and her boundless energy to contribute to her recovery. Katherine Center has written Margaret’s character with bravery and determination which is both inspiring and thought-provoking.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story finding it an emotional and inspiring story, which I couldn’t put down.

With strong themes of love, family, loss and determination, I found How to Walk Away to be an interesting read with an uplifting message of not giving up.

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Katherine CenterNew York Times best selling writer Katherine Center writes bittersweet comic novels about how we get back up after life has knocked us down. She writes about hope, and love, and how we hold onto life’s joys, even in the midst of all its hardship.  Katherine is the author of six novels, with more on the way. Her fourth novel, The Lost Husband, was recently optioned for a movie.


Connect with Katherine Center


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Family comes first! I'm married with two son's in their 20's and have a little more time now to follow my passions. I love my role as an Inclusion Lead in KS2 and I'm passionate about early help. I'm a member of Bournemouth's Early Help Operational Board working alongside others to instigate change and growth. I'm also passionate about my love of reading, being out in nature and creating with crochet. I've been blogging for eight years at Jera's Jamboree.

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