Curled up on the couch with a good book is one of my favourite places to be. That said, I can’t remember the last time I actually got to sit uninterrupted and read. Usually, I am grabbing a couple of pages here and there as I always find something else I could / should be doing.
So when we headed away for the weekend recently the first thing I packed was my copy of ‘Five Days Left’, as I knew naptime was my golden uninterrupted opportunity.
Five Days Left is a ‘heart breaking and yet uplifting read’ about the ultimate life choice.
It follows Mara – successful lawyer, devoted wife and mother; and Scott – foster parent to a troubled eight year old. Both have five days left to say goodbye to the people they love the most. Two stories, two lives, separate and yet entwined.
Five Days Left is unique, gripping and incredibly moving. I couldn’t / didn’t want to put it down. I was drawn in, captivated. As a parent I could relate on every level, I wanted to know what happened next, wanted to know what Mara and Scott would choose to do and at the same time pondered and formed my own feelings on what I would do given the same situation.
While reading this book I was sad and I was happy. First time author Julie Lawson Timmer has done a fabulous job of portraying both of these emotions in a very real, yet sensitive way. She looks at what is at risk when you lose control of your own life.
If you are after a read which is well written, thought provoking, emotive and tugs at the heart strings just a little bit then add this to your list of must reads. ‘Five Days Left’ will not disappoint!