Yesterday was Mother’s Day and I enjoyed a luxurious morning indulging in my favorite dark roast coffee, slices of raspberry-lemon bread (if you ask nice I’ll share the easy recipe), and the book “Recovery Road” from author Danielle Donaldson. It truly was the perfect morning!
“Recovery Road” by Danielle Donaldson is her debut novel, set to release on May 31. I received my copy as an ARC and I’m thrilled to share my review of this new book today.
Donaldson introduces us to Catalina Montgomery and her young family, but in an instant, every changes as tragedy strikes. Catalina survives a devastating explosion only to be left a widow and single parent to her little girl. “Recovery Road” explores the aftermath of a life-altering event with grace and elegance while keeping it real. Donaldson makes it easy to connect with Catalina. I immediately was pulled into her story and didn’t want to stop until we completed the journey.
Catalina struggles to recover emotionally and physically after her world explodes. As she wrestles with grief and depression, her closest friends decide she needs a bit more help than traditional therapy. Enter Evan Bowers, her late husband’s best friend, who also is dealing with loss, grief, and battling his own demons. Together, they begin to rebuild. However, Evan has had deep feelings for Catalina since they were kids — but she’s his best friend’s girl and she’s always been off limits.
“Recover Road” provides readers with a roller coaster ride of emotions and you won’t be disappointed by the ending. I loved the journey of Catalina and Evan. I also really enjoyed the supporting characters; their friends and family, even the ones that were less than likable because let’s face it, not everyone in this world is nice.
I recommend the contemporary romance “Recover Road” by Danielle Donaldson. Add it to your to-be-read list and then to your bookshelves when it officially releases on May 31.
Want to know a bit more about author Danielle Donaldson? Check out her author’s website here.