In The Mirror

Today I am taking part on the Blog Tour of In The Mirror by Kaira Rouda. First of all I would like to thank Fiction Addiction Book Tours for providing me with an e copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. You can follow the tour here! And don't miss the giveaway for a signed copy of all of the authors novels, including In the Mirror! It is international! 

Publication: May 1st 2014 by Real You Publishing Group

What choices would you make if you knew you might die soon? 

From the multi award-winning, best-selling author of four books, including Here, Home, Hope, a gripping and heart wrenching novel about a young mother who has it all. The only problem is she may be dying. 

In her previous works including All the Difference, Rouda's characters "sparkle with humor and heart," and the stories are "told with honest insight and humor" (Booklist). "Inspirational and engaging" (ForeWord), these are the novels you'll turn to for strong female characters and an "engaging read" (Kirkus). 

In the Mirror is the story of Jennifer Benson, a woman who seems to have it all. Diagnosed with cancer, she enters an experimental treatment facility to tackle her disease the same way she tackled her life - head on. But while she's busy fighting for a cure, running her business, planning a party, staying connected with her kids, and trying to keep her sanity, she ignores her own intuition and warnings from others and reignites an old relationship best left behind. 
If you knew you might die, what choices would you make? How would it affect your marriage? How would you live each day? And how would you say no to the one who got away? 

"Kaira Rouda has created relatable characters you'll care deeply about. Emotionally gripping and heart-achingly beautiful, In the Mirror will make you think about what's truly important." 

~ Tracey Garvis Graves, New York Times bestselling author

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Review: After reading the blurb of this book I knew this was obviously not a happy story. Dealing with cancer is one of the hardest thing a person can suffer, especially if your chances of surviving are almost non existant. And this book narrates Jennifer's story beautifully. It is a raw and cruel reality but it is what it is. From the beginning you understand what Jennifer and her family and friends are suffering.

The fact that she has two small children makes it even harder. Everytime her baby daughter refused to be hold by her... my heart broke a little. But who can blame her, only a baby who doesn't understand what is going on and why her mum is never at home. 

Jennifer though makes some questionable decisions that I don't understand. And her love triangle is a bit too much for me. The book was already full of emotions... why complicate it more? I was really hooked with the story until this moment that left me thinking... what is going on? Luckly, the book recovered after that for me.

But apart from this, I enjoyed the book. It made me think a lot about life and what we consider important. We should all notice the small things and enjoy them more. I think the question What choices would you make if you knew you might die soon? is key to this book. Probably, if I knew I might die... my choices would surprise even me. Finally, I want to say that Kaira's style is brutally honest. I will be checking her other books for sure.


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About the author: Kaira Rouda is an award-winning entrepreneur and author of both fiction and nonfiction. Her books include: Real You Incorporated: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs; Here, Home, Hope; All the Difference; and the short story, A Mother's Day. She lives in Southern California with her husband and four children and is at work on her next novel. 

Connect with her on Twitter, @KairaRouda, and on Facebook at Kaira Rouda Books. And of course, on Pinterest! For more about Kaira and her books, please visit her website

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4 comentaris

  1. Thank you so much for your lovely review! It is a tough subject - but one we all may need to discuss at some point. Alex's subplot represents both is her connection to her past self and her first loves - whether the right one got away . . . another question many people consider at some point!
    Thank you again, so much!

  2. Thank you for your balanced and honest review Alba.

    I hope you enjoy Kaira's other novels.

    Thank you for your support on tour.


  3. This is great. I'd love to read Kaira's book after this review. I was first drawn to this post because of the giveaway, but after reading your review, I am definitely interested in reading more of the story.

  4. Sounds like an interesting read!
    Blog looks great A.! xxx