How To Walk Away by Katherine Center


Margaret Jacobsen has a bright future ahead of her: a fiancé she adores, her dream job, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, suddenly, on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in one tumultuous moment.

In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Margaret must figure out how to move forward on her own terms while facing long-held family secrets, devastating heartbreak, and the idea that love might find her in the last place she would ever expect. (publisher)

My take:  I’ve enjoyed all of Katherine Center’s novels and her newest, How To Walk Away, was no exception. The story is about a young woman dealing with life after a plane crash in which the pilot, her fiancé, walked away without a scratch and she was left unable to walk. It’s about learning to deal with a new normal, learning to look for hope and joy in places you wouldn’t have expected to find them. I loved all of the characters and how Center brought them through their challenges. Recommended to fans of novels about families who aren’t as perfect as they might seem to the rest of the world. I love those novels.

Advance praise for HOW TO WALK AWAY:

“A heartbreak of a novel that celebrates resilience and strength.” —Jill Santopolo, bestselling author of The Light We Lost

If you just read one book this year, read How to Walk Away.” —Nina George, New York Times bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop

“Warm, witty, and wonderfully observed.” —Emily GiffinNew York Times bestselling author of First Comes Love

“Sympathetic and refreshing!” —Elinor Lipman, bestselling author of The Family Man

“I can’t think of a blurb good enough for this novel…poignant, funny, heartbreaking.” —Jenny Lawson, bestselling author of Furiously Happy

Pub. date:  May 15, 2018

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19 thoughts on “How To Walk Away by Katherine Center

  1. Happy to hear you liked it. I have read other reviews that loved it too. I have put a reserve on it at the library. I haven’t read Katherine Center so I should look up her previous books by the sound of it.


    • Ok, I took a sneaky look at GR and one of my favorite Katherine Center books – The Lost Husband. Guess what. You read (2013) and loved it too! I love her writing style.


  2. I’ve read several books by the author, so I’m happy to have this one on my review ARCs list.

    My first book by the author was in 2009 (The Bright Side of Disaster)! And I have been grabbing her books ever since.

    Great review! I can’t wait to read this one.

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