A Bend in the Willow : Book Review

A Bend in the WillowAuthor: Susan Clayton-Goldner
Genre: woman’s fiction, saga
Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing
ASIN: B01N0HL432

I had received this ARC for a fair and honest review.

A Bend in the Willow is a story about a mother

Catherine Henry has a pretty smooth life, as the wife of a respected Dean, and mother to a beautiful 5 year old son. When Michael, her precious baby boy suffered a fall off a horse, her nightmare begins. Perhaps it was a blessing that Michael had an accident, because further test had showed that he had leukemia. Ben Henry, her husband had the connections, and soon the waiting game begins.

When she realizes that chemotherapy bought Michael some more time, and his only salvation was a bone marrow transplant, Catherine knew what she had to do. Return to her hometown, face her past and all its consequences. Catherine had changed her name from Robin Lee Carter to Catherine for a reason, but now it has come back to haunt her.

The story is Β told on alternate timelines, it was easy to tell which is when. Both time lines did not converge, but as Catherine moves to find a miracle for her son, the readers find out her story. The plot thickens, A Bend in the Willow is not just about a runaway girl. The main plot is her journey, but the subplots are subtle and gives the book a dimension.

A Bend in the Willow is a book that requires tissue and chocolates, because romantic love is not the only one that matters in stories. Share on X


A Bend in the Willow is certainly a book that you should read. It tells of a struggle of a mother and a wife, Catherine Henry thought she could keep her secrets buried forever, but of course there will not be a story if that happens. The betrayal runs deep, and everyone is hurting. Will Catherine be successful in saving her son Michael? Or will it all be for naught.

This is a book for all the women, because they are someone’s daughter, sister, wife and mother. Catherine Henry is all that and more, she is a heroine in so many ways.

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7 thoughts on “A Bend in the Willow : Book Review

  1. This sounds really good, Ailyn! Even if it also sounds quite heartbreaking!
    I was an anonymous bone marrow donor a few years back, and I’m very happy I had the possibility to do that πŸ™‚ I hope Catherine will find a match for her son!
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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