Bestselling author Karma Brown is back with a morally infused and emotionally riveting exploration of one woman's guilt over an unexpected?yet avoidable?tragedy
Meg Pepper has a fulfilling career and a happy family. Most days she's able to keep it all together and glide through life. But then, in one unalterable moment, everything changes.
After school pickup one day, she stops her car to wave a teenage boy across the street?just as another car comes hurtling down the road and slams into him.
Meg can't help but blame herself for her role in this horrific disaster. Full of remorse, she throws herself into helping the boy's family as he rehabs from his injuries. But the more Meg tries to absolve herself, the more she alienates her own family?and the more she finds herself being drawn to the boy's father.
Soon Meg's picture-perfect life is unravelling before her eyes. As the painful secrets she's been burying bubble dangerously close to the surface, she will have to decide: Can she forgive herself, or will she risk losing everything she holds dear to her heart?
"IN THIS MOMENT is a powerful and evocative story about the life-altering consequences of a single decision. Karma Brown delivers a riveting tale, infused with emotion and morality, that will leave readers asking, 'What would I have done?'" --Emily Giffin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of FIRST COMES LOVE
"When an accident's ripple effects threaten to tear apart Meg Pepper's life, she must decide what--and who--matters most. Exploring the influence and consequence of guilt, love and responsibility, Karma Brown's latest, IN THIS MOMENT, is an emotionally riveting read." - Amy Hatvany, author of It Happens All the Time and Somewhere Out There
"IN THIS MOMENT is a gripping examination of how one seemingly innocuous split-second decision can change your entire life. In her latest, Karma Brown proves once again that she is a masterful observer of the emotional nuance of relationships- both familial and romantic. A must-read." - Colleen Oakley, author of CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH and BEFORE I GO
"Karma Brown has a knack for zeroing in on a heart-stopping flash when lives can change forever, and then for deftly examining the fissures in a family that can materialize out of the aftermath. After reading In This Moment, I'll never casually wave anyone across a street again, but I will await Karma Brown's next book with admiration and anticipation. - Meg Mitchell Moore, author of The Captain's Daughter and The Admissions
"[We] are ready for more of Brown's powerful, heartfelt prose. She's the female Nicholas Sparks." –Redbook
"Should appeal to readers who relish Nicholas Sparks' sentimental stories combined with the kind of weighty issues often raised by Jodi Picoult." -New York Journal of Books
"A warmly compelling love story [and] deeply moving debut." -Booklist
"Brown delivers an emotional punch in The Choices We Make. This is a good, old-fashioned tear-jerker of a book." -The Toronto Star
"[A] heartbreaking yet hopeful tale... Karma Brown is a talented new voice in women's fiction." -Lori Nelson Spielman, #1 international bestselling author of The Life List
"With effortless and beautiful writing, Karma Brown twists heartache and hope together in The Choices We Make." -Amy E. Reichert, author of Luck, Love & Lemon Pie and The Coincidence of Coconut Cake