Saturday, 11 July 2015


Come away with me by Karma Brown

 ‘Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.’

Publisher:  Harlequin/Mira
Publication date: 25th August 2015
Source/Format: Harlequin/E-book


One minute, Tegan Lawson has everything she could hope for: an adoring husband, Gabe, and a baby on the way. The next, a patch of black ice causes a devastating accident that will change her life in ways she never could have imagined.

Tegan is consumed by grief, not to mention her anger toward Gabe, who was driving on the night of the crash. But just when she thinks she's hit rock bottom, Gabe reminds her of their Jar of Spontaneity, a collection of their dream destinations and experiences, and so begins an adventure of a lifetime.

From the bustling markets of Thailand to the flavors of Italy to the ocean waves in Hawaii, Tegan and Gabe embark on a journey to escape the tragedy and search for forgiveness. But they soon learn that grief follows you no matter how far away you run, and that acceptance comes when you least expect it. 

My thoughts

Karma Brown’s debut novel, Come away with me, is devastatingly beautiful. It’s a book about learning to deal with loss and allowing yourself to heal, despite what life may throw at you. After reading it I think I need to do some serious healing myself. This is the kind of book that stays with you for a long time, one that forces you to think about your life and your priorities in the best possible way. 

Tegan and Gabe’s journey is an amazing one and the way Brown crafts the book to move back and forward in time to build up the picture of their relationship is wonderfully done.  I became emotionally invested in their story from page 1, completely caught up in the events that unfolded.  I love how the time bounces back to when they first met, when they first fell in love, first meeting the parents, their life before her pregnancy, during and after.

It really gives you an idea of what kind of couple they are, what kind of family they are surrounded with.  When the tragic car accident happens you really understand her pain because of these snippets into their past.  As you read and the more you’re given about Tegan and Gabe as a couple, what affected you at the start truly deeply affects you more as you continue to read, as the characters become so real to you.

I loved the Jar of Spontaneity and three pieces of paper that would become their way of getting over their loss and learning to love, live and laugh again.

‘Pulling something out of that vase?  It’s going to force you to live.  To create a memory.  And I feel like if you can do that, just make one new memory that isn’t sad, it will be easier to make another.  Then another one.  And soon you’ll have a stack of happy memories to help balance the sad ones.’

The three pieces of paper takes them on a lovely journey and I found myself right there with Tegan and Gabe hoping for them, wishing that Tegan could move on a little bit and learn to forgive.

This is the first book I’ve ready by Karma Brown and it won’t be the last! You will try to smile through the tears whilst your heart breaks, but that is the best kind of book! 


  1. Thank you for this amazing review Keeley! So glad you enjoyed the book :)

  2. Thank you for this amazing review Keeley! So glad you enjoyed the book :)