Throwback Thursday meme was originally hosted by Renee@It’s Book Talk, but it seems that Renee is no longer active in the blogging community. It is a way to share some of your old favorites as well as sharing books that you’re FINALLY getting around to reading that were published over a year ago. You know, the ones waiting patiently on your TBR list while you continue to pile more titles on top of them! These older books are usually much easier than new releases to get a hold of at libraries and elsewhere. If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board.

This week, I am highlighting a book that I read recently, but it was published in the summer of 2019.

A Life Without Water (A Life Without #1)

Healing can take a lifetime…

Carol Denman divorced her husband over twenty years ago and has never looked back. But on the day before their daughter’s thirtieth birthday, John barges back into Carol’s life with a request that threatens the fragile stability she has built.

John Bowman is sick. Very sick. While he still can, he has some amends to make and some promises to fulfill. But to do that, he not only needs his ex-wife’s agreement…he needs her.

With the past hovering between them like a ghost, Carol and John embark on a decades-overdue road trip. Together they plunge back into a life without water…but which may ultimately set them free. 


My 4 Star ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review

A Life Without Water (A Life Without #1)

This is the first book I have read by Marci Bolden. I picked up this book when I saw it on some friend’s blogs and boy oh boy, it was so much more than I had expected. This book grabbed me from the beginning and had my emotions all over the place.

I do not want to give anymore away than what is in the description of the book, but I will tell you how it made me feel. First Carol was a character that had a lot of baggage. She is divorced from John and didn’t like him very much, but she still had that attachment to him. When you have had a child with someone, there is always an invisible tie. She had some tough decisions to make and I don’t know what I would have done in her shoes. John is a bit of a creep. He destroyed their marriage with his drinking and not supporting Carol when she really needed it, but he wants to make some amends before he dies. This is not a romance, they do not fall madly in love again. What you get with this book is a realistic human drama. A story of lost love, mortality, guilt, forgiveness, and a search for what is important as well as putting things to rest. This was an emotional story and one that I enjoyed, even though it had me in tears many times. I have just realized that this is the first in a trilogy, so I will have to pick up the next one.