Before I Go - by Colleen Oakley (Paperback)

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Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)
Weight: .6 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 336
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Women
Publisher: Gallery Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Colleen Oakley
Language: English
Street Date: July 14, 2015
TCIN: 79233866
UPC: 9781476761671
Item Number (DPCI): 247-05-1352
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


Book Synopsis

A People and US Weekly Pick "An impressive immensely entertaining, moving, and believable read" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution), this debut novel in the bestselling tradition of P.S. I Love You revolves around a young woman with breast cancer who undertakes a mission to find a new wife for her husband before she passes away.Twenty-seven-year-old Daisy already beat breast cancer four years ago. How can this be happening to her again? On the eve of what was supposed to be a triumphant "Cancerversary" with her husband Jack to celebrate four years of being cancer-free, Daisy suffers a devastating blow: her doctor tells her that the cancer is back, but this time it's an aggressive stage four diagnosis. She may have as few as four months left to live. Death is a frightening prospect--but not because she's afraid for herself. She's terrified of what will happen to her brilliant but otherwise charmingly helpless husband when she's no longer there to take care of him. It's this fear that keeps her up at night, until she stumbles on the solution: she has to find him another wife. With a singular determination, Daisy scouts local parks and coffee shops and online dating sites looking for Jack's perfect match. But the further she gets on her quest, the more she questions the sanity of her plan. As the thought of her husband with another woman becomes all too real, Daisy's forced to decide what's more important in the short amount of time she has left: her husband's happiness--or her own?

Review Quotes

"Colleen Oakley takes on the big three--life, death, and love--and delivers a jewel. Before I Go absolutely glows with humor, wit, and compassion. I adore Oakley's fresh voice and could hardly bear for the book to end."
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Emotional and realistic

4 out of 5 stars
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BTaylor - 1 year ago
Daisy Richmond receives the devastating news that her cancer is back, and it is a particularly aggressive one. She does not think her husband Jack can take care of himself. So, it becomes her mission to find a new wife for her husband before she dies. But can she handle seeing him fall in love with another woman? There were times that Daisy comes off as hard and pushes people away. But perhaps that is a normal reaction. She had to struggle with letting go or holding on. I really felt like Oakley portrayed Daisy’s emotions with realism, and she made me feel them also. She made me think about what I would do if I knew I was going to die…soon. The characters are likable, believable, and well-developed. I became emotionally invested in these characters. Daisy’s best friend Kayleigh provided just the right amount of comic relief, so the story was not overly depressing. In fact, it is ultimately a feel-good story. Oakley finds just the right balance. The love between Daisy and Jack and between Daisy and Kayleigh filled my heart. The emotions expressed are so realistic they are likely to bring on a good cry, so keep tissues close. It was a beautiful journey. This was a good read, and I recommend it to others.
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