Lifelines: Kate's Story (Women's Fiction)

Lifelines: Kate's Story (Women's Fiction)

by Vanessa Grant

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Overview

This book contains mature content.

Kate Taylor hasn't had a good night's sleep since her husband David died. It doesn't help that David's dog, Socrates, watches her constantly as if he expects her to bring his master back; that her personal life is a series of telephone conversations with her evasive adult daughter and her demanding mother; that working as a family counselor she regularly faces a client named Rachel, a narcissistic woman who evokes Kate's most painful memories.

Kate is exhausted: tired of coping, tired of listening, tired of life. Then one night on an icy road, she goes into a treacherous skid. A razor's edge from death, she realizes she wants to live.

She makes plans. She sets goals. She takes a lover. She copes with her daughter's newest crisis and her mother's financial foolishness. Then Kate discovers something about Rachel that throws her into an ethical nightmare.

Her career could be destroyed.

… so could her life.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148485513
Publisher: Muse Creations Inc
Publication date: 07/19/2013
Series: Women's Fiction , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 916,488
File size: 589 KB

About the Author

Vanessa Grant began her literary career writing the column Letter From Lucy Island Lighthouse for a small northern British Columbia newspaper. She later worked as a contributing editor for Sea Talk magazine and freelance commentator for CBC Radio Canada.

Her first novel was published in 1985 and she went on to write 32 more romance novels as Vanessa Grant (several while living on a sailboat in Mexico for two years) and three dark thrillers under the pseudonym Val Cameron.

Vanessa has been translated into 15 languages with over 10 million copies of her books sold worldwide. Her non-fiction book Writing Romance won the Under the Covers literary award and was described in a National Writer’s Monthly review as “by far the best writing book I have ever read”.

She and her husband live close to their grandchildren on Canada's Vancouver Island with their Siberian Husky, Winter - and every so often they pack up and go wandering. 


Vanessa Grant began her literary career writing the column Letter From Lucy Island Lighthouse for a small northern British Columbia newspaper. She has written over 30 romance novels, been translated into 15 languages, and sold over 10 million copies of her books worldwide.

Vanessa's non-fiction book Writing Romance won the Under the Covers literary award and was described in a National Writer’s Monthly review as “by far the best writing book I have ever read."

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Lifelines: Kate's Story 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lifelines: Kate's Story is a fantastic tale of one woman's journey after her husband's death. Add in a struggling daughter and a slightly crazy mom, and Kate's troubles are multiplied. Add a good, honest man suffering through a dead marriage and you have a recipe for a great read. The ending was fast-paced and heart-stopping! I recommend this book to all lovers of women's fiction!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A gripping story of love, grief, revenge and healing! I'm a total fan of Vanessa Grant's love stories, so was enthralled by her latest book, Lifelines: Kate's Story, a longer Women's Fiction title. In it, Grant explores the multiple layers of emotion of a newly widowed woman and her family. The main character, Kate, a mother, daughter, new widow and lover, heals from the losses life throws at her while regaining the essence of who she once was and who she needs to be in the future. Helped by her dog Socrates (who is as wise as he is protective) Kate strives to keep the people she loves safe and in the process faces her own fears. She combats the emotional and physical danger in this story with strength, wisdom and determination, and in the process kept me on the edge of my seat.
Danelle1775 More than 1 year ago
Recently widowed therapist Kate Taylor is good at what she does. Professional, moralistic and wise, she's able to help other people get their lives in order ... but her own life isn't so easily governed. A secretive, selfish mother who's "all about me," a daughter making the painful transition from rebellious teenager to mature young woman, a wise dog aptly named Socrates who quietly seems to judge with just a soulful stare, and most challenging of all -- the handsome, rugged contractor building a home in her neighborhood, to whom she's hopelessly attracted -- are more than what most people could handle. Despite Kate's inner strength, these (with the exception, of course, of the attractive Mac) are the least of her problems when a client presents to her with issues that not only force Kate to examine her own life, but whose personality and neediness challenge Kate in ways both personal and professional. And so begins this compelling, thoughtful, sensitively-told and richly drawn story that dares to tackle some pretty complex themes, building to a nail-biting climax that had me reading and unable to put the book down until well after three o'clock in the morning. With a cast of flawed but entirely human characters this is a book you'll not soon forget, and I eagerly look forward to reading more of the talented Ms. Grant's work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read about a widow re discovering herself and relationships with others. There is an interesting plot twist/ conflict, yet some points seem to drag on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Well developed, complicated characters. This book shows a real life, full of happiness set-off by loss and sorrow. There were different themes and sub-stories with each of the minor characters in the book, but the main story is Kate's. Every sub story was well told and slid seamlessly into Kate's story. Kate is a strong woman, but the other women in her life come off as lacking strength. All of the women struggle with their need for a man in their lives. The minor characters take this need to extremes that no woman I know would do. I didn't like this part of the story, it went to extremes I felt were not supported in real life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Totally enjoyable plot. Very realistic characters. I will look for more to read by Vanessa Grant.
Gina04 More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful tale of a woman's journey after her husbands death.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This work of fiction is a well told multi-layered story, but it mirrors REAL LIFE! The author does an outstanding weave of life, love, loss, and survival. Very believeable characters--flaws and all.
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Started and couldn't get into it. Skipped to about a third way thru and it wound up being book worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this was something I really did not expect too much from. To my surprise this was really a great story about Kate's live and how she seemed to survive each incident........but I will not tell the end!!!
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could not get into this --- could not finish
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book.