A Curve in the Road
From USA Today bestselling author Julianne MacLean comes a suspenseful, emotionally charged novel that explores the secrets and hidden truths within a seemingly perfect marriage. Abbie MacIntyre is living the dream in the picturesque Nova Scotia town she calls home. She is a successful surgeon, is married to a handsome cardiologist, and has a model teenage son who is only months away from going off to college. But then one fateful night, everything changes. When a drunk driver hits her car, Abbie is rushed to the hospital. She survives, but the accident forces unimaginable secrets out into the open and plagues Abbie with nightmares so vivid that she starts to question her grip on reality. Her perfect life begins to crack, and those cracks threaten to shatter her world completely. The search for answers will test her strength in every way—as a wife, a career woman, and a mother—but it may also open the door for Abbie to move forward, beyond anger and heartbreak, to find out what she is truly made of. In learning to heal and trust again, she may just find new hope in the spaces left behind. Book club discussion questions are included in the book.

A Curve in the Road Details

TitleA Curve in the Road
Author
ReleaseAug 14th, 2018
PublisherLake Union Publishing
Rating
GenreWomens, Literature, Suspense

A Curve in the Road Review

  • Erin
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to Netgalley for an e- ARC in exchange for an honest review Set in Nova Scotia, A Curve in the Road follows the women's lit pattern of a wife discovering her recently deceased husband has a whole whack of secrets. But I found myself reeled in by the relatable characters and the fast paced storyline.
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  • Bette Crosby
    January 1, 1970
    Once again Julianne MacLean has created a story that will stay with you long after you have finished the book. It is a tale of betrayal, love, soul-searching, and forgiveness. There are twists and turns around every corner and through it all you will find yourself rooting for Abbie MacIntyre, a wife, mother, a woman betrayed, and truly likable protagonist.
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  • Isha Coleman
    January 1, 1970
    A Curve in the Road by Julianne MacLean  Life can change on a dime. It's the tests that teach us how strong we can be. A Curve in the Road is a tale of heartache that breeds courage. Abbie is a woman that has it all, until one tragic moment changes everything. Will she weather the storm and reach that hard earned rainbow? MacLean takes a moment in time and turns it into an uplifting journey of hope. The pain has a realism that is heartbreaking as well as relatable, but it's the message beyond t A Curve in the Road by Julianne MacLean  Life can change on a dime. It's the tests that teach us how strong we can be. A Curve in the Road is a tale of heartache that breeds courage. Abbie is a woman that has it all, until one tragic moment changes everything. Will she weather the storm and reach that hard earned rainbow? MacLean takes a moment in time and turns it into an uplifting journey of hope. The pain has a realism that is heartbreaking as well as relatable, but it's the message beyond the pain that serves to inspire.
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  • Kathleen
    January 1, 1970
    Review to follow
  • Bette Crosby
    January 1, 1970
    See my review here - https://youtu.be/ytgGV--07Rs
  • Laurie
    January 1, 1970
    Wowsers - what a story! It's so real, all the experiences, thoughts and emotions that Abbie goes through - a journey with so many pieces that most readers will easily find something to relate to. I was drawn in so much that I wanted to be there for Abbie too. Julianne has seriously amazing style and superb flow with her writing! I really enjoyed that I felt "Canadian" when I read this story and I thought the title for this narrative was perfect. There are a few other comments I would like to mak Wowsers - what a story! It's so real, all the experiences, thoughts and emotions that Abbie goes through - a journey with so many pieces that most readers will easily find something to relate to. I was drawn in so much that I wanted to be there for Abbie too. Julianne has seriously amazing style and superb flow with her writing! I really enjoyed that I felt "Canadian" when I read this story and I thought the title for this narrative was perfect. There are a few other comments I would like to make, but won't, as I don't want to even hint at what comes up during the story. I also need to mention that chapters 1 and 2 were phenomenal - I just couldn't put it down until I finished the entire book. I quite want to give the book a 10 out of 5 star rating... yes, it was just that good!Received an ARC in exchange for my review.
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  • Sue Fernandez
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to Net Galley and Lake Union Publishing for an advance read of this title in exchange for my honest review. I'd never read anything by Julianne MacLean, and it looks like she might've just moved over to Lake Union. If so, I think her books will be those I'm seeking in the future. After I read this, I sought out some of her others, and I'm not sure I'd love them. So, based on this one, I'm definitely hoping for more. This story deals with grief, the messiness of families, empty nests an Thank you to Net Galley and Lake Union Publishing for an advance read of this title in exchange for my honest review. I'd never read anything by Julianne MacLean, and it looks like she might've just moved over to Lake Union. If so, I think her books will be those I'm seeking in the future. After I read this, I sought out some of her others, and I'm not sure I'd love them. So, based on this one, I'm definitely hoping for more. This story deals with grief, the messiness of families, empty nests and finding yourself again. But, it's done in a plot that had me wanting to read just another chapter until I could figure out what was happening, or what the characters would do. I couldn't STAND some of the characters, but that's probably an indicator of good writing. It was resolved well, I felt the characters were well done, and I learned a bit about narcolepsy, a condition about which I thought I knew things, but I learned I didn't. This is a great addition to your reading list.
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  • Bambi Rathman
    January 1, 1970
    This book had me taking a crazy ride with the main character, Abbie MacIntyre. My emotions were pulled into the deepest of tragedy only to find that they weren't quite at the bottom yet as the story progressed. (tissues required) My emotions ranged all through the spectrum from deep sadness, to heartache, to anger, to unbelief, to love, to forgiveness, to happiness.... My heart went out to Abbie so much. I found myself pulling for her to come through each event finding strength and courage to fa This book had me taking a crazy ride with the main character, Abbie MacIntyre. My emotions were pulled into the deepest of tragedy only to find that they weren't quite at the bottom yet as the story progressed. (tissues required) My emotions ranged all through the spectrum from deep sadness, to heartache, to anger, to unbelief, to love, to forgiveness, to happiness.... My heart went out to Abbie so much. I found myself pulling for her to come through each event finding strength and courage to face each day. From the horrifying event at the beginning of the story to shocking revelations, I was captured in Abbie's life. The faithfulness of her dog, Winston, won my heart. He was a great thread through the story to keep her pushing on and bringing her through with unconditional love. I want to thank Lake Union, Netgalley and Julianne MacLean for the opportunity to read an ARC of this book.
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  • Christine
    January 1, 1970
    I was captivated by A Curve in the Road by Julianne MacLean. I had not read any of her other novels but will be sure to seek them out now that I have found her. This one had me on a rollercoaster of emotions and it was hard to put down. Abbie seems to have the perfect life until an accident changes everything & opens up a Pandora's box of secrets. Abbie struggles to get her post accident life back to some sense of normalcy & to protect her son while doing it. I enjoyed the characters, ev I was captivated by A Curve in the Road by Julianne MacLean. I had not read any of her other novels but will be sure to seek them out now that I have found her. This one had me on a rollercoaster of emotions and it was hard to put down. Abbie seems to have the perfect life until an accident changes everything & opens up a Pandora's box of secrets. Abbie struggles to get her post accident life back to some sense of normalcy & to protect her son while doing it. I enjoyed the characters, even the awful ones, and the resilience Abbie had. I really enjoyed the undertones of positivity despite the tragic situation Abbie was in. This should be on your reading list if you enjoy suspense or adult fiction. There is a little romance too. Thank you to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for an advance read of this title in exchange for my honest review.
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  • Jodie
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this book! It grabbed my attention from the very beginning and kept my attention with various plot twists throughout (the hospital scene following the accident had me going WHAT!?). I found the main character, Abbie, very likeable. After the accident, she focuses mostly on being there for her son and making sure that his world isn't shattered the way hers was. The author does a great job with the progression of Abbie's grief - from sorrow and disbelief, to anger, to acceptance a I really enjoyed this book! It grabbed my attention from the very beginning and kept my attention with various plot twists throughout (the hospital scene following the accident had me going WHAT!?). I found the main character, Abbie, very likeable. After the accident, she focuses mostly on being there for her son and making sure that his world isn't shattered the way hers was. The author does a great job with the progression of Abbie's grief - from sorrow and disbelief, to anger, to acceptance and moving on. This was the first book I've read by this author - after my experience with this book I would definitely read more books by her. I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley - my opinions are my own.
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  • Noreen
    January 1, 1970
    What a great book. 5 Stars!! I didn't want to put it down from the moment I started it. The story pulls at your heart from the beginning and the main character Abbie is thrown into discovering life wasn't as perfect as she thought. The author does a great job at character development and building relationships through out the book. I'm especially happy Winston has become an important part in her recovery.I highly recommend this book and I can't wait to read more by Julianne MacLean. I received t What a great book. 5 Stars!! I didn't want to put it down from the moment I started it. The story pulls at your heart from the beginning and the main character Abbie is thrown into discovering life wasn't as perfect as she thought. The author does a great job at character development and building relationships through out the book. I'm especially happy Winston has become an important part in her recovery.I highly recommend this book and I can't wait to read more by Julianne MacLean. I received this book through NetGalley and this review is in my own words.
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  • Lori
    January 1, 1970
    Life can change in an instant. This is what happens to Abbie. Happy marriage, loving husband...gone. Career and health...redirected. But, a new day always comes, whether we like it or not. The book starts out fast, with a few twists and turns. Ending is predictable but you are so invested in the characters, you will be routing for it. Characters are likeable, situations fairly realistic. Well written, love the way the situations unfold. Fast read, great for a summer day or winter night! Can be d Life can change in an instant. This is what happens to Abbie. Happy marriage, loving husband...gone. Career and health...redirected. But, a new day always comes, whether we like it or not. The book starts out fast, with a few twists and turns. Ending is predictable but you are so invested in the characters, you will be routing for it. Characters are likeable, situations fairly realistic. Well written, love the way the situations unfold. Fast read, great for a summer day or winter night! Can be devoured in one sitting! Thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for this ARC. Opinion is mine alone.
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  • Laurie
    January 1, 1970
    You will find heartbreak, anger, resilience, acceptance and suspense as you turn the pages of this beautifully written book.Abbie has the "perfect" family, life and job until she and her dog Winston are in a horrendous car accident one night while driving back from a visit to her home town. The destruction that occurred that tragic evening changes the family, and Abbie is learning to rebuild, trust and move forward. Her beloved dog Winston, is her rock on an unsteady mountain she climbs each da You will find heartbreak, anger, resilience, acceptance and suspense as you turn the pages of this beautifully written book.Abbie has the "perfect" family, life and job until she and her dog Winston are in a horrendous car accident one night while driving back from a visit to her home town. The destruction that occurred that tragic evening changes the family, and Abbie is learning to rebuild, trust and move forward. Her beloved dog Winston, is her rock on an unsteady mountain she climbs each day. This book had me reading well into the night to find out how the plot played out. I was not disappointed!
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  • Tina Ullrich
    January 1, 1970
    WOW,OMG!!! If you are a fan of her Color Of series you will love this stand alone book.Abby is a surgeon, mother, and wife. She has only one child due to complication. That however has not stopped her. She lives her life and family. Now she has to come to grips with the tragedy that has befallen her.Driving home from her Sunday dinner at her mother's she is not by a drink driver. Her dog is missing and she can't reach her husband. She is angry and upset but knows she has to work thru all this fo WOW,OMG!!! If you are a fan of her Color Of series you will love this stand alone book.Abby is a surgeon, mother, and wife. She has only one child due to complication. That however has not stopped her. She lives her life and family. Now she has to come to grips with the tragedy that has befallen her.Driving home from her Sunday dinner at her mother's she is not by a drink driver. Her dog is missing and she can't reach her husband. She is angry and upset but knows she has to work thru all this for her family's sake. She meets several people that give support along the way and those that search and find her dog who was in the car with her during the accident.In the ER she is given what they have found so of the items that was tossed from her car, but also some from the car that hit her. She tries her his hands phone again only to hear it ring in her cubicle. Then it registers that the other driver, that she was informed was drunk, is her husband.Having to deal with the death of a loved on, especially a spouse, is not the easiest. Add to that the strange behavior of someone and you come to the conclusion that your spouse was unfaithful. What do you do with all those thought, feelings, and the anger? How do you tell your child, or do you keep it to yourself. There is residual damage from the accident and life changes that need to be dealt with. No longer being able to perform surgeries due to the after effects from the accident. Zack, her son, feels he needs to stay close to his only remaining parent, but also wants to spread his wing at college. Which do you choose? All these are dealt with in this wonderfully written poignant story of love, loss, and living with it. Great characters, well thought out plot and the progression of grief stages are done in her epic style. You know you are reading a book that Julianne has pored her heart into.
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  • Julia Wilson
    January 1, 1970
    A Curve In The Road by Julianne MacLean is a contemporary novel that deals with grief, betrayal and learning to live again. I read it in just one sitting. It was totally beautiful and heart wrenching. Tissues were needed as my emotions were shot to pieces.Julianne MacLean writes novels that go straight to the heart. Her characters are realistic and likable. Dealing with grief is complex. We go through a range of emotions. "I'm so angry... Yet I can't bear his absence." Anger is normal. We hate t A Curve In The Road by Julianne MacLean is a contemporary novel that deals with grief, betrayal and learning to live again. I read it in just one sitting. It was totally beautiful and heart wrenching. Tissues were needed as my emotions were shot to pieces.Julianne MacLean writes novels that go straight to the heart. Her characters are realistic and likable. Dealing with grief is complex. We go through a range of emotions. "I'm so angry... Yet I can't bear his absence." Anger is normal. We hate the person for leaving us to cope alone. "Part of me wishes he were alive so I could kill him myself." This paradox is totally understandable - in our hurt and pain we just want to lash out but really all we want is the arms of our loved one around us again. Grief stinks. We just need to work our way through it in whatever way we can.The novel explores the role of mothers. Mothers are the rock that keeps the family together. No matter how old we get, we still need our mum.Family dynamics are varied. We see both loving and dysfunctional families.Life is full of ordinary superheroes. "The police officers... the firefighters and paramedics... I feel as if this town is full of heroes." We salute the kind, compassionate and caring superheroes doing their job every day.What happens when the life you thought you had is a lie? What do you do when you cannot confront the offender? The reader totally understands the conflicting emotions.I loved the inclusion of Winston, a golden Labrador. He was as much of a character as the human ones. My heart was torn in two at times. His love and loyalty knew no bounds.A Curve In The Road was a perfectly wonderful emotional read that tore me apart and put me back together again.I received this book for free from Net Galley. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.
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  • Diane
    January 1, 1970
    A Curve in the Road by author Julianne MacLean is a wonderful story of Love, family, loss, betrayal and new beginnings. Once I started reading there was no stopping! The story grabbed me from the very beginning and kept me hooked until the ending. Abbie MacIntyre is on her way home from a visit with her mother and is hit by an oncoming vehicle. Her dog Winston was with her but has been thrown from the car. Abbie is rushed to the hospital as volunteers search for Winston in the icy dark. The call A Curve in the Road by author Julianne MacLean is a wonderful story of Love, family, loss, betrayal and new beginnings. Once I started reading there was no stopping! The story grabbed me from the very beginning and kept me hooked until the ending. Abbie MacIntyre is on her way home from a visit with her mother and is hit by an oncoming vehicle. Her dog Winston was with her but has been thrown from the car. Abbie is rushed to the hospital as volunteers search for Winston in the icy dark. The calls to her husband go to voicemail. Once at the hospital and after her injuries are cared for Abbie is given a box of items which were picked up from her wrecked car and the accident scene. Abbie calls her husband again and hears the ringing of a phone in the box. She reaches for the phone and discovers it is her husband's phone...can this mean the other driver in the trauma room is her husband?I won't post spoilers, but the story is full of family emotions and the discovering of shocking secrets which could be devastating for Abbie, but through it all, she finds strength and a new hope for going forward! Excellent story!Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read and review this book.
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  • Leanna Mattea
    January 1, 1970
    I really liked this book, and the author, whom I haven’t read before. I loved her characters and how relatable they were. I especially loved Winston, the family Golden Retriever, whose personality reminded me of my own Golden that I lost this week. And that’s what this book is about, those we love and lose, our disappoints and the time and effort it takes to recover. Abbie is in a devastating accident and loses her husband, Alan as well. She goes on, with the goal of protecting her son Zack from I really liked this book, and the author, whom I haven’t read before. I loved her characters and how relatable they were. I especially loved Winston, the family Golden Retriever, whose personality reminded me of my own Golden that I lost this week. And that’s what this book is about, those we love and lose, our disappoints and the time and effort it takes to recover. Abbie is in a devastating accident and loses her husband, Alan as well. She goes on, with the goal of protecting her son Zack from the heartache of the loss of his father, by withholding information that may damage the memory of his Dad. As Abbie suffers physically, emotionally, and mentally, she struggles with the advice that “things get better”. If I had to find one glaring criticism, it would be that she didn’t seek the counseling that she needed so badly.A binge worthy read, it deserves 4 stars. My thanks to NetGalley and Julianne Mc Lean for the opportunity and hope my review encourages the reader to hop on this one. Again, I loved Winston.
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  • Lynn
    January 1, 1970
    5* Heartbreaking New Journey StarsI was drawn to A Curve in the Road as soon as I saw its beautiful cover and knew I had to read it. I was so happy that I got the opportunity to read an early copy and from the first page I was absorbed in this heartfelt emotional read. It was a definite page-turner.The story of Julianne MacLean was so realistic and tragic. What she went through was heartbreaking and I was rooting for her to overcome her sadness and find happiness again. Her constant companion, 5* Heartbreaking New Journey StarsI was drawn to A Curve in the Road as soon as I saw its beautiful cover and knew I had to read it. I was so happy that I got the opportunity to read an early copy and from the first page I was absorbed in this heartfelt emotional read. It was a definite page-turner.The story of Julianne MacLean was so realistic and tragic. What she went through was heartbreaking and I was rooting for her to overcome her sadness and find happiness again. Her constant companion, her beloved dog Winston was her rock as was her devoted son Zack. The secondary characters were likeable and wonderfully supportive to Julianne and Zack.This story deals with grief, anger, forgiveness, and family and has some light romance to it too.The book was very well written and flowed well without too much unnecessary waffle. I absolutely loved this book and highly recommend it.Thanks to Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley for an advanced reading of this wonderful book in exchange for my honest opinion.
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  • Savanah Rae
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book for free from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion.This book was so good and insane at the same time. A good insane though. I really enjoyed this book.Abbie is living the dream. She and her husband are both doctors and they have a talented son who plays hockey. Abbie is leaving her mother's house and she gets hit by a car driving in the middle of the road. She flew down an embankment and was trapped in the car. Her poor dog was flown out of the car and she couldn't find I received this book for free from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion.This book was so good and insane at the same time. A good insane though. I really enjoyed this book.Abbie is living the dream. She and her husband are both doctors and they have a talented son who plays hockey. Abbie is leaving her mother's house and she gets hit by a car driving in the middle of the road. She flew down an embankment and was trapped in the car. Her poor dog was flown out of the car and she couldn't find him. No one could find him.Abbie tries to get ahold of her husband and her son but neither of them would answer their phone. Her son was playing in a game and her husband was supposed to be at the game.Abbie can hear a familiar ringtone and she realizes who has hit her on that road.This is a really good book and I don't want to give any spoilers away.
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  • Mimi
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to Lake Union Publishing and Net Galley for a copy of this e-book in exchange for an honest review.I found A Curve in the Road a bit too predictable and too formulaic. Once it becomes known that the other driver is Abbie’s husband, it’s too easy to foretell much of why he was driving under the influence. Once the vet is asked to treat Winston, his role in the story is too easy to foresee. I thought that the stages of grief that Abbie undergoes are believably presented, but at times th Thank you to Lake Union Publishing and Net Galley for a copy of this e-book in exchange for an honest review.I found A Curve in the Road a bit too predictable and too formulaic. Once it becomes known that the other driver is Abbie’s husband, it’s too easy to foretell much of why he was driving under the influence. Once the vet is asked to treat Winston, his role in the story is too easy to foresee. I thought that the stages of grief that Abbie undergoes are believably presented, but at times the narrative gets too repetitive. While meant to be uplifting as Abbie struggles to adjust to her new reality, at times A Curve in the Road gets too sappy and overly sentimental. There is an upbeat ending - All’s well that ends well. Oh well.
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  • Micky
    January 1, 1970
    Julianne MacLean has done it again. She writes the types of books that draws the reader into the story and into the lives of the characters. In a Curve in the Road, I went through a gamut of emotions. I felt for Abbie, cried with her, smiled with her and cheered for her. I raged with her when secrets where slowly revealed and bled with her too. There were some parts you don't see coming so you are surprised. I literally gasped out loud while commuting on the train. And others, well.....a loud YE Julianne MacLean has done it again. She writes the types of books that draws the reader into the story and into the lives of the characters. In a Curve in the Road, I went through a gamut of emotions. I felt for Abbie, cried with her, smiled with her and cheered for her. I raged with her when secrets where slowly revealed and bled with her too. There were some parts you don't see coming so you are surprised. I literally gasped out loud while commuting on the train. And others, well.....a loud YES might've been heard by my fellow train riders....but I'm not saying.The story definitely has a few curves to it, but I enjoyed the trip on the road of Abbie's life.* I received an ARC in exchange for an honest reivew.
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  • Christyg
    January 1, 1970
    Wow! The story starts with a big twist and then continues to make you think about the consequences of actions. Abbie is an amazing woman. I don't want to reveal too many details in the review as I think it may take away from your reactions to the story. Abbie unexpectedly has her life change in a single moment. The story takes us on her journey as she deals with unexpected loss, grief and change. The book carries us through a roller coaster of emotions and leaves us on a positive note. The overa Wow! The story starts with a big twist and then continues to make you think about the consequences of actions. Abbie is an amazing woman. I don't want to reveal too many details in the review as I think it may take away from your reactions to the story. Abbie unexpectedly has her life change in a single moment. The story takes us on her journey as she deals with unexpected loss, grief and change. The book carries us through a roller coaster of emotions and leaves us on a positive note. The overall message felt hopeful and reaffirms that we can not only survive but overcome life's unexpected events. As with other stories by Julianne MacLean, I always leave with a sense of feeling good. I received an advance copy in return for an honest review.
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  • Sonya Moyle
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to Lake Union Publishing and Net Galley for a copy of this e-book in exchange for an honest review.Even though this story deals with grief, lies, and betrayal....the end result is an amazing story. There is healing and forgiveness that happens and turns it around. Abbie finds out that her husband is not the man she thinks he is after a horrendous accident - that she herself is involved in. Her character development is well written and the people in her life are very likable. This is th Thank you to Lake Union Publishing and Net Galley for a copy of this e-book in exchange for an honest review.Even though this story deals with grief, lies, and betrayal....the end result is an amazing story. There is healing and forgiveness that happens and turns it around. Abbie finds out that her husband is not the man she thinks he is after a horrendous accident - that she herself is involved in. Her character development is well written and the people in her life are very likable. This is the first book that I have read by this author. Looking forward to checking out her other stories.
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  • Dora Okeyo
    January 1, 1970
    The best way to summarize this book is through the phrase "when it rains, it pours!"Abbie starts out her day as normal as she can hope, and somewhere between going back home to her husband, Alan, and son, Zack, another driver rams into her car and she goes from trying to stay alive to keeping her cool in the midst of chaos. It doesn't help that the one accident seems to unravel many more unexpected bad news. I saw this on NetGalley and couldn't help requesting to read this book and share my view The best way to summarize this book is through the phrase "when it rains, it pours!"Abbie starts out her day as normal as she can hope, and somewhere between going back home to her husband, Alan, and son, Zack, another driver rams into her car and she goes from trying to stay alive to keeping her cool in the midst of chaos. It doesn't help that the one accident seems to unravel many more unexpected bad news. I saw this on NetGalley and couldn't help requesting to read this book and share my views. It's got characters I related to because I don't know what I'd do if indeed stuff hit the fan like it did for Abbie in this book. PS: Can I just say that Winston wins in this book!
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  • Sara Smith
    January 1, 1970
    I received a free ARC of this book from Netgalley.I'm going to say that I really liked 75% of this book. The beginning made it impossible for me to put it down. The ending was mostly satisfying. The part that seemed to go off in another direction was when she starts having hallucinations about people being in the house and conversations that don't really happen. It almost seemed to me like someone is trying to make her feel crazy or set her up. It seemed to want to be a thriller, but then it wra I received a free ARC of this book from Netgalley.I'm going to say that I really liked 75% of this book. The beginning made it impossible for me to put it down. The ending was mostly satisfying. The part that seemed to go off in another direction was when she starts having hallucinations about people being in the house and conversations that don't really happen. It almost seemed to me like someone is trying to make her feel crazy or set her up. It seemed to want to be a thriller, but then it wraps up almost too neatly. I would definitely read more by this author because most of it really kept my interest.
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  • Zena
    January 1, 1970
    Narcolepsy - this could prove to be a very upsetting and debilitating illness and Julianne MacLean has described and embraced it and its effects on one's life to perfection.I found the subject fascinating, the characters very lifelike and likeable and the emotions the story brought out in me were very heartfelt.The main character has so much to confront in her life besides this illness and she does so with head-on determination.This is one author who with the use of a few words can totally bind Narcolepsy - this could prove to be a very upsetting and debilitating illness and Julianne MacLean has described and embraced it and its effects on one's life to perfection.I found the subject fascinating, the characters very lifelike and likeable and the emotions the story brought out in me were very heartfelt.The main character has so much to confront in her life besides this illness and she does so with head-on determination.This is one author who with the use of a few words can totally bind you to her story and keep you there throughout.I read an Advance Readers copy in the ebook format and this has been my voluntary and unbiased review of it.
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  • Jane
    January 1, 1970
    A Curve in the Road is a must read for fans of the author’s The Color of Heaven series, and easily could have been an inclusion. The story of growing through grief and heartbreak when life throws you a curve ball should resonate with all readers...widowed or not. Julianne MacLean has a way of telling stories that absorb the reader into the action in such a way that readers will feel they are living, not just reading the story. It is unnecessary to say this book is well written with clearly defin A Curve in the Road is a must read for fans of the author’s The Color of Heaven series, and easily could have been an inclusion. The story of growing through grief and heartbreak when life throws you a curve ball should resonate with all readers...widowed or not. Julianne MacLean has a way of telling stories that absorb the reader into the action in such a way that readers will feel they are living, not just reading the story. It is unnecessary to say this book is well written with clearly defined characters as anyone who has read anything else by Ms. MacLean clearly knows that. I voluntarily reviewed an advance copy of this book. Most highly recommend!
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  • Pinky
    January 1, 1970
    This book is so good that I could not put it down! What a page turner it was. There is love, mystery, heartbreaking news, sadness, friendships, happiness, and hopefulness in HEA!I loved this book. What a shocker for sure. I felt like I was right there with Abbie as she was going through all her feelings with her life following a heart-wrenching incident that changed her life forever!Her sweet dog, Winston, helped her through all her trials that led her to Nathan. Read this book! You will not reg This book is so good that I could not put it down! What a page turner it was. There is love, mystery, heartbreaking news, sadness, friendships, happiness, and hopefulness in HEA!I loved this book. What a shocker for sure. I felt like I was right there with Abbie as she was going through all her feelings with her life following a heart-wrenching incident that changed her life forever!Her sweet dog, Winston, helped her through all her trials that led her to Nathan. Read this book! You will not regret it.
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  • carol stroud
    January 1, 1970
    WOW-this book captures right from the beginning! I thought what more could happen but then yes, there’s more. Almost unbelievable how one family or even one person can go through so much and still be able to keep it together. I wanted to be Abbie, to have her strength, forgiveness and resilience. What a great example of how we should all be. The same attributes are extended through to her son. Good for him! An excellent read, I didn’t want to put the book down. A Curve In The Road - what an appr WOW-this book captures right from the beginning! I thought what more could happen but then yes, there’s more. Almost unbelievable how one family or even one person can go through so much and still be able to keep it together. I wanted to be Abbie, to have her strength, forgiveness and resilience. What a great example of how we should all be. The same attributes are extended through to her son. Good for him! An excellent read, I didn’t want to put the book down. A Curve In The Road - what an appropriate title.
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  • Molly
    January 1, 1970
    I have been a fan for awhile of Julianne Macleans books. The story is about Abbie MacIntyre is living the dream in the picturesque Nova Scotia town she calls home. She is a successful surgeon and is married to a cardiologist, and has a son who is getting ready to go to college.But everything changes when a drunk driver hits her car, Abbie is rushed to the hospital. She survives, but the accident forces unimaginable secrets out into the open and plagues Abbie with nightmares. This book was amazin I have been a fan for awhile of Julianne Macleans books. The story is about Abbie MacIntyre is living the dream in the picturesque Nova Scotia town she calls home. She is a successful surgeon and is married to a cardiologist, and has a son who is getting ready to go to college.But everything changes when a drunk driver hits her car, Abbie is rushed to the hospital. She survives, but the accident forces unimaginable secrets out into the open and plagues Abbie with nightmares. This book was amazing with the plot.
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