Note: I meant to post this review MONTHS ago, and I just never hit publish. Here it is, months later…
I love when I read a book that surprises me. I checked this book out of the library, didn’t have any expectations, and it blew me out of the water with how amazing it is!!! I was absolutely glued to the page.
We’re talking best book I’ve read all year. You will definitely be seeing this book on my best of 2017 list.
The Art of Losing Yourself by Katie Ganshert
Waterbrook Press, 2015
I was so invested in these characters’ lives. From the broken relationship between sisters Carmen and Gracie, to alcohol abuse, to marriage and miscarriage, this book has an emotional story to tell. It was sad and compelling and I could not stop reading because I had all this hope for these characters.
I also adored Elias and Ben. Elias was king, caring, and just elusive enough to make me want to see him show up on the pages again. And Ben has this unwavering love and desire to fight for his wife, even when she doesn’t. I love how he never gives up.
By the time I got to chapter 55, my eyes were filled with tears. I read it right before bed, and then I thought I got through the most emotional part, but I was WRONG. When I finished the book the next day, I was very close to tears until I got to the end. I got really caught up in the emotions of the last few chapters.
I wish I owned this book now. I’ve put it on my ‘buy this book next’ list.
With this book, I am forever sold on reading whatever Katie Ganshert writes.
And Katie, can we have a sequel? Please?