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A Fabulous Creation jYou to second guess yourself for decades The words what if can haunt you and follow you around until your guilt either overtakes you or you overtake it I finished this book inust two days because I did not want to put it down I was immediately sucked in and had to know what was going to happen to these characters I have only Os Guardiões da História I - Começa a Tempestade (History Keepers just met but already care about Add this book to your shelf Pre order it You will LOVE this novel This book is about a woman named Meg who after picking her daughter up from school stops to wave a teenage boy Jack across the street As he crosses the street he is hit by a car coming from the opposite direction driven by a woman who is texting while driving This story is about the aftermath and fallout of this horrible accident Meg is filled with guilt about putting Jack in the path of the car that hits him While she deals with her guilt she is also trying to balance her career her marriage and her struggles with her own teenage daughter as well as the guilt of a horrible event from many years earlier I felt this book was a very plausible story and really could happen to anyone I could relate completely with Meg being around the same age married for approximately around the same amount of time and living with teenagers myself and the ups and downs that come with all of these things I liked ALL of the characters in this book and reallyust wanted to wrap them all in a big hug I picked this book up at the library having never heard of it before and I am so glad that I did It was an excellent and relatable story 4 stars I The Sun on My Head just love Karma Brown s writing she is one of my favourite authorsThis was another emotional heart breaking story that sucked me right in Brown knows how to pull at my heart strings she does it every single time The nightmare scenario that the main character Meg Pepper endures is something that could easily happen to any one of us who drives through a school zone at any point in during our busy lives A very relatable topic especially for parents of children who currently attend elementary or high schoolGuilt is a main theme throughout this novel Meg makes a split second decision that will change her life and the life of several others forever I made it to the very last chapter of this book without crying which has never happened with her previous books and then the floodgates opened for me on the last two pages Karma Brown did it again made me a sobbing mess It might seem strange to say that is one of the reasons why I love her writing but it is true Brown seems to be able to write stories that simply dig their way deep into my core and stay with me forever With that being said I feel slightly guilty giving this book anything less than 5 stars as I did with her previous two novels However this one didn t affect me uite as deeply as the previous ones Also upon finishing this novel I was left feeling like I wanted a bit detail on a couple of the situations Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this story and would highly recommend it If you have never read a Karma Brown book my suggestion is to start with Come Away With Me as it is one of my very favourite books With one wave of a hand everything changesMeg is picking up her daughter Audrey from schoolust like any other weekday afternoon She sees her daughter s friend Jack waiting to cross the road so she stops and signals to him that it s okay to cross As the teen makes his way to the next curb he is struck by an inattentive driver in the next lane Meg knows that the teen In this reader s humble opinion In This Moment is Karma Brown s strongest work to date With each of her books my appreciation for her writing has books my appreciation for her writing has incrementally What keeps me coming back is the fact that she doesn t shy away from the tough has grown incrementally What keeps me coming back is the fact that she doesn t shy away from the tough from the very things you wouldn t wish on your worst enemy Instead her stories delve deep and pack one heck of an emotional punch Meaning this story will make you feel so be preparedIn this instance the author overwhelms the reader with the feeling that tends to creep in after a mistake or something you wish with all your heart you could change guilt She brings to the forefront the power that icky feeling has at overshadowing sense and chipping away at the rational side of your brain And let s not forget the dreaded what if uestioning that naturally ensues and runs through one s mind on a continuous loop For me what stood out the most was Meg and if you ve read the book it s probably not for the reasons you might think I m not walking around harboring some guilt ridden secret from high school and thankfully I haven t witnessed something as tragic as her and her daughter did Sadly not realizing the possible ramifications Meg waves her daughter s boyfriend s twin across the street right in the path of a driver who s focused on sending a text than actually driving Talk about life changing in the blink of an eyeMeg forgetfulness and her suckiness at adulting cemented my connection with her as silly as that sounds I know this might come off as an excuse but there s those of us that try to take on too much and naturally things suffer along the way Luckily for me my husband picks up the slack uite a bit have I mentioned how lucky I am for instance running down the driveway last week at 6am to let me know I left my work computer and my much needed coffee on the kitchen counter as I m headed off to work Crappy day avoided thanks to him Or the thousands of
Times I Ve Said I ve said myself nah I don t need to set a reminder in my phone I ll remember Yeah right Will I ever learn my lesson or always be that person running around at the last minute scrambling to get things done It was similar little hiccups for Meg along the way that spoke to me and lent a relatable uality to her characterThere s no way around it you can t avoid asking yourself if Meg s feelings of guilt are valid If she s somehow responsible for what happened to her best friend all those years ago or what her daughter s boyfriend s family is going through right now In the midst of all that there s one other weighted uestion Meg s actions might force you to ponder would you fight back against that awful feeling or sink into the guilt and let yourself head down a path with conseuences so harsh you ust might lose everything Or better yet what if Thank you to Harleuin and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for an honest review. Lf being drawn to the boy's father AndrewSoon Meg's picture perfect life is unravelling before her eyes As the painful secrets she's been burying bubble dangerously close to the surface she will have to decide Can she forgive herself or will she risk losing everything she holds dear to her hear.
Read & Download ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Þ Karma BrownI enjoyed Karma Brown s In this moment It was a good story Meg and her teenaged daughter Audrey witness a horrible tragedy They both feel guilt over it especially Meg This tragedy brings out unresolved feelings about another terrible event in Meg s life when she was a teenager The story focuses on Meg s guilt and her trying to cope with the awful event As the story unravels Meg s uiet safe life begins to spiral The writing is good and easy to follow I ust didn t like the way the focus of the book changed and the ending seemed to wrap up uickly albeit not uite so nicely for me Some things were left dangling I thought it would be touching and emotional but one part of the ending was very poignant Overall a 3 12 Bestselling author Karma Brown returns following The Choices We Make 2016 with an with an eually moving emotional and riveting follow up IN THIS MOMENT a woman struggles with complexities of tragedy guilt and secrets as her life unravel along with those around her Meg Pepper is a wife and mom with a real estate career Married to Ryan a physician Daughter Aubrey age fifteen boyfriend Sam Beckett Meg and Aubrey are running late for a dentist appointment and Meg is picking up her daughter at school She is struggling to balance family and career and has not been completely honest about an event in her past They notice Jack Sam s twin brother on the side of the road attempting to get across His mom is a financial whiz and works at one of Boston s private euity firms The boy s dad Andrew is a stay at home dad having left a Claimed by the Wealthy Magnate journalism career when the twin boys were bornJack has his skateboard on the curb s edge in one hand waiting for the car coming toward their car to pass so he can cross His friends are on the other side waiting Aubrey tells her mom they should let him cross She waves him across A life changing split second choice Howeverust as she does so the unthinkable happens Jack s body smashes into the windshield of the other car which came out of nowhere too fast Aubrey and Meg are mortified How did this happen Sarah Dunn Audrey and Jack s history teacher was texting and had to stop too uickly However it is Meg s guilt which haunts her She was the one who deemed it a safe crossing for this innocent and clearly vulnerable teenager now lying in the road with an injury that will forever change his life How could she have let the boy cross the street The accident turns into a nightmare for all concerned Meg is suddenly slammed with a memory from when she was sixteen from a terrible night where another teen lay bleeding and broken on a road in front of her She has worked hard not to think about that night because she cannot breathe around her guilt when she does so But ust like that it was back and she was left sucking in air around the heaviness of the memory And like the part she played on that night so long ago she was the reason Jack Beckett cross the road when he did It is her fault With a simple careless wave of her hand she did thisSoon they are at the hospital and she faces the family With her daughter dating the brother and even though the family may not be close friends they know one another through their childrenMeg becomes overwhelmed with guilt Her family and Jack and Sam s family torn apart Meg becomes close to Andrew as her terrifying dreams continue The past and present collide She is thinking about Paige Her Friend From The Past Her Face Haunts from the past Her face haunts It has been twenty eight years since that horrible night Now the dreams surface again Two days after Ryan slid the engagement ring on her finger Only a week after her twenty fifth birthday when she learned her mom had cancer Ryan in pre med A woman who had to grow up too fast A sister who had to take care of her little brother and her dad Meg throws herself into helping the family and drawing closer to Andrew Shutting out her own family in the process especially her own husband He knows the truth about the accident long ago but he has never understood why she holds herself responsible She carries it inside She is spiraling out of control Andrew turns to Meg for support and the two bond over the tragedy putting at risk her marriage family and her own moral compass Will these two families ever be the same As the past secrets and guilt collide with the present Meg is at her breaking point Emotional and heartbreaking a picture perfect life comes shattering apart in the blink of an eye A wife and mother striving for perfection and balance with personal career and familyShe is searching for answers yet she cannot trust herself to be honest through her grief with the weight from the accident of long ago and the one in the present Once again Brown delves deep exploring the intense emotions and pressure of guilt grief parenting marriage accountability and responsibility However in the end family comes first and that has to take top priority If we let that slide all will begin to unravel Brown has proven herself a strong voice representing the trials of the modern day contemporary woman I enjoyed reading about the inspiration behind the novel Publishers Weekly interview Spotlight on Karma Brown A cautionary tale This scenario could happen to anyone My heart went out to Meg and the author does an exceptional ob with the character development If you have read Karma s previous books she has a way with domestic suspense tragedy emotion grief and aftermath which hits on every cylinder She holds nothing back and you
Get Inside Her Characterinside her character heads You feel the emotions Their desperation Their vulnerabilities The character s emotions are real heartbreaking raw and painful The past tragedy and present storyline enhanced the overall tension and suspense keeping you glued to the pages while demonstrating how guilt can hold you down and shape your life years later For today s contemporary woman who sometimes strives too hard to be perfect Thought provoking in our fast and furious world today Learning to forgive yourself in order to move on with your life For fans of Amy Hatvany Jodi Picoult Diane Chamberlain Liane Moriarty Karen White Heather Gudenkauf Sarah Pekkanen and T Greenwood Highly recommend A special thank you to Park Row Books and NetGalley for an early reading copy JDCMustReadBooks On a side note This road crossing fiasco is a real problem here I walk everywhere in the downtown urban West Palm Beach and th. Meg Pepper has a fulfilling career and a happy family Most days she's able to keep it all together and glide through life But then in one unalterable moment everything changesAfter school pickup one day she stops her car to wave a teenage boy across the streetjust as another car comes hurtling. ,
Ere are two major crossings which are uite busy from my apartment A crossing with four busy lanes to the market and shops and no way around it The only route Many times a car in one lane will stop to allow you to pass at the crossing no light here However you cannot trust this ust as the book outlines because the person in the other lane may not stop and the speed here is very fast This is uite dangerous since a large number of elderly seniors live downtown and walk to the store along this route They are already uite unsteady in their walkers wheelchairs and scooters I cringe each time I see this happen holding my breath These elderly folks are like in their late 70s 90s and still trying to live independently in this crazy screwed up health care system of ours which offer little or no support for long term skilled nursing many of them living in my buildingWhen this happens to me I motion for the car to pass along Nice for them to make the gesture however a risk as the author outlines Too much room for error when you cannot udge if the car in the other lanes will stop In addition we soon will have a train going 80mph at this same intersection with the station located here with 40 stops a day coming mid summer so let s hope they build an overpass or some alternative for all the S Florida seniors myself included since I fall into this newfound categoryYou would think since the city spends so much money with our urban planning they would correct this major problem between two of our largest entertainment districts CityPlace and Clematis This is my first by Karma Brown and it most definitely will not be my last It is a tale of guilt and grief The uestion of what if being a common themeYou know that feeling of guilt after you make a decision that clearly turns out wrong You know the resistance to let that guilt overcome you and begin to affect your choices Meg has trouble resisting after a tragedy deeply affects her She waves a teen boy across the street only for him to get hit by an SUV It s not entirely her fault but Meg feels responsible with an overwhelming feeling of guilt It also brings up unresolved feelings of guilt from another tragic event from her pastWhat struck me most was my connection to Meg She is incredibly relatable with all the pressures of being a wife mom working and balancing all of life s responsibilities There s an expectation of perfection that most people cannot keep up with It makes one human and certainly made Meg feel that waySplit second decisions can completely change your life in an instant I was fascinated by a story exploring this concept Brown created an emotionally powerful thought provoking book It made me tear up so I guess it s safe to say the book did it s Enamoured (The Enslaved Duet jobI won this through goodreads in exchange for an honest review In This Moment is my second novel by Karma Brown I enjoyed this one then The Choices We Make Nice little break from my thriller novels that I read In this Moment is an emotional read that explores a women s overwhelming sense of guilt due to a split second decision that has changed her life and her family in multiple ways I think we all have made a decision at one point or another in our life that makes your world turn upside down in a matter of seconds Thinking to yourself what if constantly and wondering IF you went back would things be different and how so We meet Meg Pepper who is a happy woman married to her husband Ryan and their daughter Audrey One day Meg picks her daughter up from school and stops to wave a boy across the streetust as in a flash another car comes out of nowhere and slams a boy across the street ust as in a flash another car comes out of nowhere and slams this boy Meg uickly spirals into a never ending circle of guilt that eats her up over this accident Meg is trying to hold herself and her family together while reaching out to the boys family to help with this awful disaster Soon Meg realizes that her perfect life is unraveling faster and faster due to the overwhelming sense of guilt Can Meg forgive herself and fix her life What I truly enjoyed about this novel is the topic of guilt Sometimes I think feelings of guilt can be very dangerous We all make mistakes but not all of us can accept that it s OK to make them Karma Brown delivers an emotional realistic and powerful novel Overall 4 stars This is my first book by KARMA BROWN and it definitely will not be my lastIN THIS MOMENT by KARMA BROWN is a cautionary tale that explores one woman s overwhelming guilt grief love balancing responsibilities and the conseuences of split second decisions that can ultimately affect you and your familySpecial mention to The Cookbook Club that was included in this storyline as I am a cookbook collector and really love the idea of a club that gets together and prepares meals from a uniue and different cookbook each time they get together I would love to be in a club like that KARMA BROWN delivers a well written original and believable story here that had me wondering and pondering what I would have done if I was put in the same situation as our main character Meg Pepper Although normally I am a person that really thinks of all the conseuences that might happen from a certain decision or situation that I have made or come across I have also been known to make split second decisions that weren t the best choices and have regretted them and wished that I would have taken the time to think it through Nothing as profound or tragic as Meg s though But I think that is what made this story so enjoyable for me as it was so realistic and had me sympathizing and caring about the
Outcome Of The Decisionsof the decisions made and the uilt she is harboring from those decisions My stomach was in knots a few times while I was reading this story IN THIS MOMENT is a powerful steady paced and an emotional read with a realistic and hopeful ending Would recommendPublication date May 30 2017Thank you so much to NetGalley Karma Brown and Harleuin Books for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book for a fair and honest reviewAll of Brenda my reviews can be found on our Sister Blog LOVED LOVED Brenda my reviews can be found on our Sister Blog LOVED LOVED Karma Brown is a beautiful writer with a true talent for creating characters her reader will care about This story is intense emotional and at times even twists your stomach into knots It reminds you that one event can change everything That one moment can tip your world on its axis That one decision can cause. Down the road and slams into him Meg can't help but blame herself for her role in this horrific disaster Full of remorse she throws herself into helping the boy's family as he rehabs from his injuries But the Meg tries to absolve herself the she alienates her own family and the she finds herse.