Title: In the Mirror
Author: Kaira Rouda
Genre/Audience: Women’s fiction, adult
Publication: Real You Publishing, 2014
Source: For review
In the Mirror is the story of Jennifer, a young mother and wife who seemed to have it all, until she was diagnosed with cancer. Now she’s staying at a special medical facility where she tries experimental treatments, fights for her life, and tries to make peace with her past love and relationships, sometimes wondering about the choices she made, particularly when her first love walks back into her life.
I really enjoyed this quiet, thoughtful, and reflective story. While it takes place in a cancer facility and the main character has cancer, it’s not what you might expect from a “cancer book.” To me, it was about choices made in the past, and Jennifer’s illness just caused her to think a bit longer and harder about her own choices. While there were moments of sadness, they weren’t as common as expected; Jennifer just has a way about her… she’s strong, accepting, and doesn’t seem to need sympathy, only reflection. This book basically takes place in Jennifer’s head, and while it isn’t filled with excitement or suspense, you will enjoy following along with Jennifer’s story. I recommend this one for fans of darker or thoughtful women’s fiction.
My Rating: 3.5/5