One Last Wish by Ella Harper ~Goodreads~
Published by Canelo 2017
Kindle edition 293 pages ~Amazon~
Thank you Bethan at ED Public Relations for sending me this thoughtful book for review.
How would you cope if your child became terminally ill?
Rosie and Nate had the perfect relationship. But they struggled to cope with the devastating news their daughter Emmie has incurable cancer. It feels like their world – and their relationship – has come crashing down.
They must do everything to support their little girl, but can they stop their marriage falling apart?
Unbeknownst to her parents, Emmie is on a mission. She is determined to make them see what brought them together in the first place – and make them fall in love all over again.
One Last Wish is one of these books that makes you think a lot about how lucky you are, and how sometimes life deals you a bad hand. This is what happened to Rosie and Nate when they find out their daughter Emmie has incurable cancer, plans were made and happy futures expected then they receive that news and it all feels like the walls are closing in on them.
During hard times in our lives we can often push away the people we love, and we see this with Rosie and Nate as they struggle to deal with their relationship as well as giving their daughter the best life they can. It seems that all hope is lost for their relationship, until Emmie steps in on a secret mission to bring her parents back together by reminding them of the love they had and what brought them to where they are now.
This really is a sweet story that I couldn’t help but share a little tear. A girl who is terminally ill doesn’t want her parents to be apart and alone when the inevitable happens, and its this kind of love that really tugs away at my heartstrings. Doesn’t it always seem that those with the most on their shoulders are positive and making the most of life, compared to those who have everything and no worries?
A really thought provoking book, and it just proves that anything can happen at any time and sometimes you just need to go with the flow and not have expectations. You can’t predict the future or control it, but what you can do is take each day as it comes and get through it as best as you can; good or bad appreciate it all.
I really enjoyed Ella Harper’s writing and her ability to make me feel all kinds of emotions, and I’m excited to begin Pieces of You.