Publisher: Harlequin Australia
Date: October 29th 2018
Format: Trade Paperback
Source: Own book
Lost Without You by Rachael Johns is a roller coaster ride of family, friendship, a secret, loss, guilt and love.
Rebecca is a mother to Paige and wife of Hugh. Early on she is faced with a serious health issue that throws her family into some stress. Evaluating her life Rebecca decides to look back and open a door in her life she has hidden away. Her daughter is about to go down the marriage path and has a really lovely partner Sol. So Paige decides she wants to find her mother’s wedding dress and be married in it.
This search leads her to Josie and Nic – married and Josie is not coping with the miscarriages she has had to endure. However the two girls become friends and everything there seems to be good.
Clara is another person in the mix – she nurses Rebecca when she is in hospital and also helps Josie out with her grief.
When Rebecca’s secret is revealed everyone is thrown out of their comfort zones. Some become judgemental and angry and rifts occur. And it also turns out that all the women’s lives are more intertwined than first thought.
I felt for them all but most of all for Rebecca because of the way others turned on her. I understand that we can get hurt and angry with family members so I could see where they were coming from, but all the way through I was on her side!
It was a very good read, possibly some links were a little too coincidental, however it was story with challenging issues that were well explored.