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The First day of the Rest of My Life

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Heartwrenchingly beautiful

I love all of Cathy Lamb's books, especially Julia's Chocolates. This story was beautifully written and mind absorbing. I cried and laughed. It is worth the read.

posted by quietmind on July 31, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Didnt like it at all!!!!

I'm not sure I read the same book as the other reviews, the first 100 or so pages, really told no story. Almost painful. Just told about her house and other womens storys. Very disapointed. If you want to read a good book by this author try Henrys Sisters.

posted by 7945972 on March 27, 2012

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  • Posted July 31, 2011

    Heartwrenchingly beautiful

    I love all of Cathy Lamb's books, especially Julia's Chocolates. This story was beautifully written and mind absorbing. I cried and laughed. It is worth the read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2011

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    Beautiful story by a gifted author

    Cathy Lamb is the most gifted storyteller I've encountered in all of my adult years of reading. She intuitively knows people, relationships and life experiences; and "The First Day of the Rest of My Life" is an example of a great author at her best. In "The First Day of the Rest of My Life," Madeline and Annie O'Shea are two adult sisters still learning to overcome the emotional damage of the most heinous crimes against children that anyone could ever imagine. They've grown up and become successful young women, but the abuse they suffered as children permeates every aspect of their daily lives. Given the premise of the book, one might think that this book is a gut-wrenching story about the abuse of two young girls, but it's so much more than that. It's a story about love; familial love, romantic love and the love of good friends. And, ultimately, It's a story about owning your past so that you can take control of your future. Intertwined with the core of the story is a group of unforgettable characters and rich humor that only Cathy Lamb could bring to such a serious subject matter. Their mother, grandparents, childhood friends and adult acquaintances are people we all know - or wish we knew - and lend just enough humor to the story to keep the reader from suffocating in the terrible trauma that was Madeline and Annie's lives. Beautifully written and a story that won't soon be forgotten by the reader.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    Cathy never disappoints.....

    While a little hard to read at times (due to emotions) it's another must read. So many levels, so much talent.

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  • Posted October 24, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    I just loved the book, so good and funny too. Laughed all the way threw the trial.You want a good book read it

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