Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A Widow Redefined Review & Giveaway

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On a cold Valentine’s Day in Chicago, Amy White, a young widow who lost her husband to cancer, visits the cemetery and makes an unsettling discovery: a bouquet of fresh daffodils lying in front of her husband’s grave.

Curiosity grows into obsession as Amy searches for the stranger who left the flowers, while keeping her activities a secret from her live-in mother and seven-year-old son. The search leads to an unusual friendship that transforms her world and redefines her life.

"The warmth of an evolving friendship bound by mutual interests and a family's recovery from close-held grief makes the processes in A Widow Redefined revealing and involving. Any reader seeking a story of emotional growth from all protagonists will find this a story of quiet desperation, friendship, and moving on." D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

"A lovely story of deep love, friendship, grief, and the process of healing." Mary/Full Circle Book Club, Algonquin, IL

"Not since Lisa See's Snow Flower and the Secret Fan have I read such a complex portrayal of friendship. A Widow Redefined will resonate with anyone who has ever lost a loved one and learned how to live again."
Author Deborah Brown

"Inspiring! Destined to become a book club favorite." Alicia Robinson/reader review


I have to say that this is one of my favorite books that I've read this year.  It is a book that so many people can identify and empathize with on a deep personal level.  When I started reading this one, I didn't even take a look at who wrote this book, but now seeing that it was Kim Kano I am not surprised.  I read her other novel On The Inside, and loved it.  While both books are about middle aged women, they are so different but both are emotionally packed.

A Widow Redefined is about the unlikely friendship of two women from different worlds, who bond over the death of a man they both loved.  It proves that money can not buy you happiness.  Of course, I'm sure it doesn't hurt.  I'd be more than willing to try this theory out of anyone wants to give me some money.  Seriously though, both women are strong in their own ways, and both have their own insecurities.  I really don't want to say much about the story but it is a thoroughly engrossing and emotionally charged book

I give this one 5+ stars.  Once I started the book, I couldn't put the book down.  Kim Cano's talent knows no bounds.  I'm sure she will end up on the top of Bestseller's List.  This is a wonderful book that you will want to share with your girlfriends.  You don't have to worry about adult situations.  This book is appropriate for all ages.  I strongly urge you to run (not walk) out and get a copy of this book now.  You will love it.

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About the Author

Kim Cano is the author of two women's fiction novels: A Widow Redefined, her debut novel and On The Inside, a novel about a middle-aged woman who is sentenced to 17 years in prison for committing a white collar crime.

Kim has also written two animal books: For Animal Lovers, a short story collection for kids ages 9 to 12 (also appeals to adult readers who are young at heart) 10% of the sale price is donated to the ASPCA® to help homeless pets.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.



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  1. I know it immediately stirred my emotions as soon as I started to read it x

  2. So happy you enjoyed the book. And I sure hope your bestseller predictions will be correct. :)