Margaret’s on track to land a great job after completing an MBA and now her boyfriend Chip has whisked her away on a joy flight to propose. Life is definitely looking rosy, except moments later, the unthinkable happens and Margaret ends up with life-changing injuries. She is assigned to a surly Scottish physical therapist called Ian. Meanwhile her sister Kit returns to the scene, ready to reveal a family secret.
This is an inspiring story about looking for a way forward even in the darkest moments. Margaret is a great character, whose emotions run the gamut from despair to resolve, and it’s easy to become invested in her journey.
How to Walk Away, by Katherine Center, is about finding joy even in the darkest of circumstances. The summary says: "Margaret Jacobsen is just about to step into the bright future she's worked for so hard and so long: a new dream job, a fiance she adores, 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 a brief, tumultuous moment. In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Maggie must confront the unthinkable.
First there is her fiance, Chip, who wallows in self-pity while simultaneously expecting to be forgiven. Then, there's her sister Kit, who shows up after pulling a three-year vanishing act. Finally, there's Ian, her physical therapist, the one the nurses said was too tough for her. Ian, who won't let her give in to her pity, and who sees her like no one has seen her before.
Sometimes the last thing you want is the one thing you need. Sometimes we all need someone to catch us when we fall. And sometimes love can find us in the least likely place we would ever expect." How to Walk Away is out in May 2018.