'I laughed, I identified, I shed a tear. A lovely story that deserves to fly. I loved it.' Amanda Jennings
'Katie Marsh writes achingly beautiful, life-affirming stories that break your heart and refuel your hope' Miranda Dickinson.
Alex Fox knows there are lots of things she should be.
She should be the perfect wife to her chronically ill husband Sam, and the perfect mother to their two daughters. She should be excelling in her high-stress job. And she should be completing the demanding to-do lists she makes to keep herself on track.
Even if, just sometimes, she doesn't have time to breathe.
When Sam's condition worsens and Alex donates a kidney to save his life, her carefully scheduled existence starts to unravel - eventually forcing her to face up to a past that she has buried for years.
As the family she has fought so hard for threatens to fall apart, can Alex finally confront the mistakes that have shaped her - and rediscover what is most important in life?
The Rest of Me is an emotional and uplifting story which will make you laugh, cry and hug the people you love a little bit tighter.
Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes, Lucy Dillon and Amanda Prowse.
What readers are saying about The Rest of Me:
'This heart-wrenching tale was one of the best I've come across. A beautiful book, an un-put-downable one, which will stay with me awhile.' Goodreads, 5 stars
'Sensitive and thought-provoking... I adored it' - Netgalley, 5 stars
'This book is amazing from the start...beautifully written with real life issues that I could relate to. I definitely recommend this is a top read.' - Netgalley, 5 stars
'Katie's best book yet - I absolutely LOVED it!' - Goodreads, 5 stars
'A proper tear jerker. [It] showed that family, love and pulling together in times of trouble really does help you pull through almost any crisis. Tissues needed throughout.' - Amazon, 5 stars
'A really engaging and emotive book, which kept me hooked. Highly recommended read.' - Netgalley, 5 stars
'Another excellent book from Katie Marsh. A thought-provoking and emotional read. Thoroughly recommended.' Netgalley, 5 stars
'An uplifting book which had me gripped throughout' - Netgalley
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A tough slog
It has been a long time since I struggled to finish a book but this definitely was one. I did get through it but was really skimming pages at the end. Whining characters who are fixated on bullying by classmates from 25 years earlier and unresolved parental issues. Very one dimensional characters.