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This review is from: This Nearly Was Mine: A Novel (Kindle Edition)
This is a beautiful book. At first I was taken in by the vista of Spain (in the middle of snowy weather, a great idea!), and then the character grew up, grew older, kept returning to depict her life as relationships changed, grew, shifted--and it felt like I was hearing from a good friend about the challenges of love, children, bills, illness, trips--and above all of a recurring love that went through transitions with her. (The more I entered her life, though, the less I wanted the notes on how to make the book into a movie! I think other people loved it.) The final section, with its bittersweet picture of a love unfinished was poignant and beautiful. I loved the memory of this book, it will keep resurfacing for me!