“The key was to know that you could always somehow find a way to reinvent yourself.”
If I could sum up the book in one line, it would be the one above. That is the message I took from this book and the growth and reinvention that Louisa Clark went through. Sometimes you have an amazing support system in your life and other times you have to learn to pick yourself up.
I thoroughly enjoyed the bits of Will throughout the book. I choked up a bit every time his advice made its way to Louisa in times of doubt. Many times when our loved ones leave us, they somehow find their way back to us – through pictures, memories, new places we travel to, letters – and I’m so happy that Jojo Moyes highlights that.
Although not a tearjerker, I shed a few tears at the end of this book because the message is absolutely clear – although circumstances may prevent us at times, it is never too late to pursue what makes you feel alive. “Live boldly.”
I intend to carry that with me always.
Side note: This book also reminded me why I enjoy writing letters and cards to my friends! They make the best keepsakes. ❤