I am still reading this book. I like it, and the story is pretty good, but it's a little slow moving and the author jumps around with the characters, so it's a bit hard to follow. Also, some of it is written in the first person, and I generally don't care for that. The story is developing nicely, but as I say, just a little bit too slow for me. I will keep reading it, however, as I'm anxious to see how the story ends.
This book was about how tragedy in the past hold on to us and can prevent us from living in today. The lesson being that living your life and finding happiness does not mean that you forget that loss. A useful reminder. The story is told in two voices - Aimee who encounters many losses in the her life yet manages to move on and still find happiness. Julie who is so traumatized by a tragic loss in her childhood that she is unable to move on. That loss dominates the majority of her life and prevents her for a long time from allowing herself to find happiness.
The book also unexpectedly turned out to be a mystery. One tragedy in the past that remained unresolved and slowly emerges throughout the book.
I would have given the book 5 stars except for a couple of twists and turns at the end which I felt were unnecessary.