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The First Day of the Rest of My Life In this deeply moving and wonderfully insightful novel, acclaimed author Cathy Lamb explores what can happen when one woman decides to reclaim her past and her future no matter where they leadMadeline O Shea tells people what to do with their lives A renowned life coach, she inspires thousands of women through her thriving practice exuding enviable confidence along with her stylish suits and sleek hair But her confidence, just like her fashionable demeanor, is all a front For decades, Madeline has lived in fear of her traumatic past becoming public Now a reporter is reinvestigating the notorious crime that put Madeline s mother behind bars, threatening to destroy her elaborate facade Only Madeline s sister, Annie, and their frail grandparents know about her childhood but lately Madeline has reason to wonder if her grandparents also have a history they ve been keeping from her As the demons of the past swirl around her, a childhood friend with a gentle heart is urging Madeline to have faith in him and in herself And as she allows her resistance to thaw, the pain she expects pales in comparison to the surprises headed straight to her door With one bold, unprecedented move, Madeline O Shea may just wake up out of the sadness and guilt that have kept her sleepwalking through life for so long and discover that the worst thing that can happen is sometimes the very thing we desperately need The First Day of the Rest of My Life is an eloquent and triumphant tale of a fierce act of love, a family s legacy, and one woman s awakening to her own power with no secrets

10 thoughts on “The First Day of the Rest of My Life

  1. Ann Ann says:

    I went back to my review of the last Cathy Lamb book I read and lo and behold, I complained about her books following a template my opinion quirky, strong female character s must overcome abusive relationships with men Same thing again here And this time, I swea

  2. Denise Denise says:

    The First Day of the Rest of my Life by Cathy Lamb is a very powerful, well written book that deals with several difficult issues The cover of this book made me think it was a summer beach read Not true This emotion, heartbreaking story is about a family, especially

  3. Courtney LeBlanc Courtney LeBlanc says:

    The story line is good a woman and her sister hiding from the trauma of their childhood parents die, sexual abuse at the hands of their stepfather but unfortunately this book really needed a good editor.The author drones on and on, telling the same supporting stories ov

  4. Sue Sue says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Possible Spoiler Boy, this was a tough one As one of my favorite new authors, Cathy Lamb creates laughter and tears with beautiful imagery and character development Unfortunately for me , childr

  5. C.H. Armstrong C.H. Armstrong says:

    Cathy Lamb is the most gifted storyteller I ve encountered in all of my adult years of reading She intuitively knows people, relationships and life experiences and The First Day of the Rest of My Life is an example of a great author at her best.In The First Day of the Rest of M

  6. Shawn Shawn says:

    Story started out very slow for mealmost made me want to put it down, but I keep on and was glad that I did It had was nice to see these sisters finally overcome the horrors that they were put through and emerge whole in the end Though.I do wish there would have beenof Stephen stor

  7. Amy Amy says:

    Pretty good book with several didn t see THAT coming moments I don t like reading about child abuse, so if you are squeamish in that area than this book is not for you.

  8. Leah Leah says:

    Cathy Lamb isn t an author I know particularly well, however when I saw the cover for her latest book I rather fell in love I thought the girl looking out over the water was very atmospheric so I decided to look into it a bitand I thought the synopsis sounded very intriguing I then took a

  9. A. R. A. R. says:

    Interesting book The main character, Madeline O Shea is a successful life coach Abused as a child, she has constructed a life to mask the pain and self loathing that comes from being sexually abused Although there were many unsettling moments in the book, it becomes the story of how Madeline f

  10. Nancy Narma Nancy Narma says:

    A Book That Will Touch and Hold Your Heart What a poignant story this is We follow Madeline O Shea from her scarred childhood to her rise to fame as a renowned life coach as an adult Madeline learns all of the fame, glory, and extravagance cannot erase the horrific memories of the childhood abuse

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