The Blonde Bookworm: How to Walk Away by Katherine Center -- Review

How to Walk Away by Katherine Center -- Review

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Title: How to Walk Away 
Author: Katherine Center 
Pages: 320
Publishing: May 15th 2018 by St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250149061


From the author of Happiness for Beginners comes an unforgettable love story about finding joy even in the darkest of circumstances.

Margaret Jacobsen has a bright future ahead of her: a fiancĂ© 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. 

How to Walk Away is Katherine Center at her very best: an utterly charming, hopeful, and romantic novel that will capture reader’s hearts with every page.


Every now and then, you come across a novel that is so wonderful and addictive that you can't help but to scream about it from the rooftops. How to Walk Away was that book for me. I'm pretty picky about my books and who I recommend them to, but I can honestly say if you can't find at least a few parts of this book that make your heart melt, then I'm not sure we can be friends. Seriously though... this book is amazing. THE END. 

Ok, not really the end... I'm going to tell you why I liked it. It definitely had some qualities that were easy to predict, but that doesn't typically bother me too much. The characters were intriguing and complex and I loved that the story focused so heavily on Margaret's family as well as her own personal story. It was fun to get to know her parents and see their relationship as well. As evidenced in the synopsis (no spoilers here!) Margaret had to face a lot of hard times and she had to come to terms with who she was as person. The way she handled those heartbreaking circumstances was truly inspiring. 

All in all, How to Walk Away is hands down one of my favorite reads of the year and it is filled to the brim with charm, wit, and enough romance to sweep you off your feet. I would highly recommend this novel as the perfect beach weekend read. Thank you to NetGalley, St. Martin's Press, and Booksparks for sending this novel in exchange for an honest review. 

Rating 4/5 


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