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“The Last Days of Us” Review

Hello Friends!

Here is finally the review of the book I had a chance to read this month. I did a promo post this weekend if you guys remember.

The Last Days of Us“, written by Caroline Finnerty, is a Women’s Fiction novel published on 17th June 20211 by Boldwood Books.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, Caroline Finnerty and Boldwood Books for the eCopy of this book, via NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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The Last Days of Us Cover

They say if you love someone, you have to let them go. But what they are your child?

All Sarah McIntyre has ever wanted was a loving, happy family.  So when her husband JP announces on Christmas Day that he is leaving her and their two children, 9 year old Harry and 4 year old Robyn, Sarah is left reeling.

But things are set to get worse when Robyn is diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour.

Can JP and Sarah unite to fight their biggest battle yet? or will they be on opposing sides once again?

With the couple at loggerheads and with Robyn’s condition deteriorating day-by-day, precious time is running out and JP is getting desperate…

The Last Days of Us is a tender story of hope and forgiveness that asks the question how far would you go to save your child?

Purchase Links: Amazon

About the Author

Caroline Finnerty

Caroline Finnerty is an Irish author of heart-wrenching family dramas and has published four novels and compiled a non-fiction charity anthology. She has been shortlisted for several short-story awards and lives in County Kildare with her husband and four young children. Her first title for Boldwood is The Last Days of Us, to be published in June 2021.

Social Media Links: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

My Review

When I learned about this book I knew it was going to be an emotional read. I knew it would have a lot of topics that hit triggers for some people. Yet, I wanted to read it.

I’m still coming to terms with the book and my thoughts. I’m still dealing with how the book touched my heart and what it made me think and feel. It was a thought provoking book, as well as a story that reminded me of certain family members and their own journeys.

In this book we follow a family and the journey of a cancer patient. We follow a mother doing everything for her daughter, and focusing on enjoying the last moments they have together. And we also follow the family dynamics, how a couple deals with this situation.

Grief, anger, acceptation, sadness, resilience, love. Those are some of the key words for me. Of course, family, cancer, death, moving forward, and SAUDADE (that’s a Portuguese word) came to play as well. But the truth is, I like to think that it was about family and love.

Many may not know, but I have had a lot of family members dealing with cancer, various types of tumors, and one of them was of a little cousin. So, I have seen the worry in my cousin about her daughter’s tumor. I have seen them deal with it, having faith, trusting the doctor, being scared and still having the courage to keep going and doing everything for their loved ones. And Sarah was like that, such a powerful character, trying to focus on her kids and being the best mom possible despite the circumstances.

There are other aspects of the book that were interesting, the legal and medical elements, but for me what got me going was the emotional element. It was the family and how they all had their own thoughts and had their own problems as well as the common one.

Overall, I enjoyed the book a lot. I know I would get emotional, that was a possibility, but I didn’t know what to really expect and I’m so happy that I gave the book a shot and that I went through this journey.

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