The First Day of the Rest of My Life Author:Cathy Lamb Madeline O'Shea tells people what to do with their lives. A renowned life coach, she inspires thousands of women through her thriving practice - exuding enviable confidence along with her stylish suits and sleek hair. But her confidence, just like her fashionable demeanour, is all a front. For decades, Madeline has lived in fear of her traumatic... more » past becoming public. Now a reporter is reinvestigating the notorious crime that put Madeline's mother behind bars, threatening to destroy her elaborate facade. Only Madeline's sister, Annie, and their frail grandparents know about her childhood - but lately Madeline has reason to wonder if her grandparents also have a history they've been keeping from her. As the demons of the past swirl around her, a tough, handsome judge with a gentle heart is urging Madeline to have faith in him - and in herself. And as she allows her resistance to thaw, the pain she expects pales in comparison to the surprises headed straight to her door. With one bold, unprecedented move, Madeline O'Shea may just wake up out of the sadness and guilt that have kept her sleepwalking through life for so long - and discover that the worst thing that can happen is sometimes the very thing we desperately need.« less
Officially done with Cathy Lamb books. So far from the beautiful place that Julia's Chocolates and Henry's Sisters came from. She has come across as very bitter in the last couple of books. Lots of rambling suffering. No real story for three quarters of the book. Unsatisfying resolution in the end. A disappointment.