Book Review: WHAT’S WORTH KEEPING (⭐⭐⭐⭐) by @kayamclaren
After Amy’s recent battle with breast cancer, her family of three is left dealing with his/her own set of demons. Amy is grappling with life after cancer (“Something along the lines of whether she had enough courage to live the rest of her life with the new set of fears she had, knowing how fragile and temporary life was.”) and from discovering that her husband, Paul, has been harboring a secret. Paul is struggling to overcome the PTSD triggered by his work as a police officer. And Carly, their 18 year old daughter, is confused after nearly losing her mom and wonders if cancer is in her future.
As a way of coping and since she loves nature, Amy decides to tour many of the western National Parks by herself. Since my family also has the National Park passports mentioned in the book and have visited some of the parks, it was fun revisiting them with her… and it makes me want to visit the rest! Amy’s journey was an emotional one, and my heart both ached and rejoiced for her along the way. If you love nature and/or have endured a health crisis (or know someone who has), then I’d highly recommend this sweet and hopeful family drama.
Location: Oklahoma (Oklahoma City), New Mexico (Chama), and Washington (Mt Rainier)
I received an advance copy of this book. All opinions are my own.