All We Have Lost
Author: Aimee Alexander
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Published: December 20, 2015
Kim Waters seems to have it all: her own PR agency, a loving husband and two adorable children. Then Kim announces that she’s fed up plugging Flush toilet cleaner and writing sparkling press releases for mediocre products; she wants to write ‘the great novel’ and spend more time with her young family. She folds her business and settles down to a life of cosy domesticity.
If only it were that easy. The ‘great novel’ is, in fact, a great struggle. Life as a domestic goddess has (many) hidden challenges. And her relationship with her husband is rapidly losing its equilibrium.
As the perfect life Kim has built for herself starts to crumble comes the revelation that will make her doubt everything she had taken for granted…
Aimee Alexander is the pen name of bestselling Irish author, Denise Deegan. All We Have Lost was first published by Gill and Macmillan as Turning Turtle.
When books give you so much realizations after reading it… that’s the time when you know they’re making a difference. This book is one of them.
All We Have Lost is an adult fiction that tells a story about Kim Waters, a very successful career woman who particularly works as an editor. She has a caring husband and two beautiful kids and her life has been perfect, until she decided to leave her job and follow her dreams of becoming a novelist. That’s the time when all things change– including her relationship with her husband.
This book was reality-based and it hit home. What happened to Kim all throughout her career-change journey was sad yet remarkable because it happens to some women especially those who experience career and relationship failures. It’s a rare experience for me to encounter books like this that’s why I was moved.
When it comes to the writing, I loved the style of the author especially because there was humor in it, but let me be honest. There were some scenes that I thought were unnecessary which made it difficult for me to enjoy. Otherwise, it was still a good adult fiction and very sensible. It taught valuable life lessons. The heroine, Kim, was also a great character to read about because of her strong-willed personality. (I actually loved the way she took notes in everything she did. I wish I’m organized like that!)
If you’re in for some meaningful contemporary reads with family relationships as the main subject, I recommend you to check this book! 🙂
(Thank you to the author Aimee Alexander for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!)
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