Ten Days in May by Tracey Richardson is one of those stories that stays with you long after you have closed the book and moved on. The book is so well-written, and the story so touching that you can’t help but be moved by it.
This is a second chance, reunion romance about two women who were once in love but ended up separating and living for their careers. Camryn Hughes was a musician trying to reach stardom when she and her first love Brooke ended their relationship. Brooke Ross is not sorry that she left Camryn to focus on making it as a restaurateur. At least that’s what she keeps telling herself. After many years apart, they suddenly find themselves (thanks to a very special friend) spending ten days together on a beautiful island in Michigan. Can they overcome the bad feelings and the years apart in only ten days? Is there still love there?
The subject matter in this novel is quite serious. Not only does the book tell the love story of Brooke and Camryn, there are also discussions about death and dying. Camryn becomes a death doula after she leaves her music career behind, and this leads her to the special friend (Landon) who becomes one of her clients. Yes, there are some parts of this tale that are quite sad, but that’s what living is all about…the good, the bad, and everything in between. The author weaves all of this together and gives us a tale that is heartbreaking and heartwarming. It’s a story about living life in the now, loving and helping the ones around you, and making the best of the time you are given.
This is a gentle tale of love, caring, and forgiveness. I’m so glad I got the chance to read this book.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bella Books for an honest review.