Pause to Rewind by Aimee Alexander

Pause to Rewind

From the bestselling author of The Accidental Life of Greg Millar and All We Have Lost comes this warm family saga of love, tough choices and the triumph of the human heart.Jenny Dempsey has exchanged life in the fast lane for freelance journalism and being a mum. She doesn't look back. Why would she? A broken engagement to her fiancé, Dave. A falling-out with her parents. And a night in a hotel room best forgotten. Life is simple now. Jenny's l...

Details Pause to Rewind

TitlePause to Rewind
Release DateOct 17th, 2014
Number of pages312 pages
GenreFiction, Romance, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Drama, Medical, Business, Amazon, Childrens, Contemporary

Reviews Pause to Rewind

  • Bev Walkling
    This book was a freebie recommendation from BookBub and I am so glad I chose to get it. It is set in Ireland and was originally titled "Time in A Bottle", but I think the new title Pause to Rewind suits it very well. It is told in the first person which is not a style I tend to be fond of, but this author uses it so well that it took very little time for me to adapt and enjoy it. Jenny is forced through unexpected circumstances to rewind her life...
  • Lynda Kelly
    I really liked this and if not for the silly errors peppered throughout I'd have given it 5 stars. I almost gave up quite near the start as they were becoming extremely tiresome though I'm pleased I stuck with it.The cover drew me in initially. Hope she keeps it as it's a really nice one and eyecatching too.It's a very good story-not an especially new idea but still held my interest throughout and I enjoyed it. Despite the main story there are so...
  • Laura Elliot
    Don't Pause to Rewind - Just Keep Reading! Pause to Rewind is about a journey. Not an ordinary journey with a clear destination at the end - but one fraught with danger, dread, courage and suffering. It's a cancer journey and when the sufferer is a wonderful, energetic little four-year-old boy than Pause to Rewind could be a tough read. But the skill of the author, Aimee Alexander, brings us along this path with skill, compassion, knowledge and a...
  • Suze
    Charlie is such a cute little boy and his mother, Jenny, doesn't have any regrets about having him and raising him on her own. Charlie is sweet and chatty and even though at four he's already a big boy he loves a good cuddle. Jenny works as a freelance journalist. She used to be engaged, but after one night with someone else she ended the relationship. Mother and son have a perfect and sheltered life together, but all of that changes when Charlie...
  • Niamh O'connor
    It’s not often you’re afraid to say what a book is about in a review in case you spoil it for other readers. But I was several chapters in before I realised what was coming and when it did ... it floored me! Of course the signs were there if I’d spotted them, and though I pride myself on guessing outcomes, I was completely out manoeuvred, too busy marvelling at the crisp, gorgeous writing. Another reason I’m steering well clear of giving ...
  • Yolanda Lopez
    I am a reader. Many of you can relate to that. I have gotten pickier about what I read as I've gotten older, but I'm also careful with my money. For that reason, I peruse the "free" Kindle best sellers fairly often because I read a LOT of books. I read many freebies on my Kindle -- sometimes they are so bad that I can't finish them, but for the most part, I plod through the books that I choose. Every once in awhile I find a book that is a "winner...
  • Harriet
    definitely worth readingI will give you the caveat that, in most instances, I knew what was going to happen before the author revealed it, but other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Enjoyed may be the wrong word because I became very involved emotionally with the characters and their problems, so there were some anxious moments. I loved the author's writing style and think she weaves a great story with believable characters. We ...
  • Suzy Duffy
    SOMETIMES A BOOK COMES ALONG… that blows you away. Pause to Rewind is one of those books. It was recommended to me by a friend and I have to say, I think it's one of the best books I've read this year & it's November!Yes, it tore my heart in two but my faith and hope was restored before the end. This book will touch your soul. It will make you gasp, cry and come up for air with an overwhelming sense of relief.READ THIS BOOK!Suzy Duffyxx
  • Janeandjerry
    PAUSE TO REWINDI really enjoyed this book and thought it was great how the characters all worked in unison to try to overcome the battle of Charlie's illness. It shows how strong a single parent can be when dealt with having their babies battling the fight even in their early stages. Their is a few short chapters at the back for the next book in this series that was great and can't wait to read it next...
  • Michelle Moloney King
    This book was written with a delicate pen with much tenderness and care. It is a story of a mother’s love and striving for a better life. There are some big issues in this book and this is dealt with much attention to detail. Emotions run deep in this captivating story about family, love, and belonging. Lovely book for adults looking for a cosy read.
  • Emma Lowe
    This was a disappointing read given its high rating on the site. One or two moving scenes and likeable, but not massively exciting, characters were its redeeming qualities. A few plot twists and an ending that wasn't totally predictable from the start would have made this a reasonable read- as is, I wouldn't recommend it I'm afraid.
  • Irene Marie Dawson
    Live each day as if there will be no tomorrow.Raising a child alone is hard.Raising a child with leukemia is even harder. When her young son,Charlie is diagnosed with the dreaded blood cancer his lonely mom finds she has to depend on the kindness of others to help herself and her son survive. what follows is a warm story of heartbreak, love and the necessity of family.
  • Sherrie Davis
    Wow, wow, wow....laughed and cried
  • Kath
    I received this book, Pause to Rewind, a little bit ago, half starting.. I dove head first into it yesterday, not being able to put it down. Although the story line is about a little boy sick with leukemia, a sad topic, the book is wonderful. The phrase "no man is and island" comes to mind when describing this book. We think we can go it alone, but life has a way of rearing it's head and biting us on the ass, sometimes to put things in the right ...
  • MetLineReader
    Having downloaded this for free a few months ago, I couldn't remember what it was about when I started it... Became rapidly obvious that Charlie was ill (and if I'd read the blurb I'd have got his diagnosis too!)Warm and engaging style meant that I was sitting on the tube (underground) with tears streaming round my eyes. At 24%!!! At that point, I seriously considered putting down the book as I didn't know if I had the strength to continue!I'm gl...
  • Smitha
    The blurb had me hooked. I came across this book when I was trying out Kindle Unlimited. It was quite annoying that most of the books available on Kindle Unlimited were just not appealing to me. This one, however, sounded interesting, that of course, meant nothing. Many a time an interesting sounding book has ended up being boring, or just not strong enough to keep my interest. So I approached this book with trepidation. I needn't have worried. T...
  • Maria Duffy
    Once I started this book, I knew I wouldn't stop until I finished it. It's been a while since I read a book so quickly but Aimee Alexander drew me in straight away and held me there until the end. The book is beautifully written, with wonderfully drawn characters and realistic dialogue that flows wonderfully. The author deals with some very big issues and does so with compassion, honesty and attention to detail. A mother's love is central to the ...
  • Carlin
    This was a wonderful book. One of the best of the free kindle books via BookBub I've read (and I've read a lot!). Jenny, the main character, got into my head and heart so completely I almost felt Charlie was my child as well. I put off reading it because I knew Charlie got leukemia. I haven't read a "cancer story" since Love Story, a long time ago. This was different. It was infused with hope, not dread. The ending was all I wished for. I plan to...
  • Irene
    Jenny Dempsey has exchanged life in the fast lane for freelance journalism and being a Mum. She doesn't think much about the past. A broken engagement to her fiancé' Dave. A falling out with her parents and a night in a hotel room best forgotten. Life is simpler now. Jenny's little boy, Charlie, has started school and beginning an independent life. Life has other plans. When Charlie is diagnosed with leukemia, Jenny is forced to confront her pas...
  • Beth Knowles
    This story was wonderful! I was nervous that it was going to be too difficult to get through due to the subject matter but that wasn't the case. You can relate all the emotions Jenny goes through and root for her and Charlie to come out of the experience better; emotionally and physically. I couldn't give it 5 stars only because it really needs an editor. There were a couple places that seemed out of order in terms of the story line and some gram...
  • Helen Cargile
    This book is about decisions that people make in life and the ripple effect those decisions have on you. It is a book about loving your child, facing severe adversity, working through feelings and coming out on the other side of all of it. Things don't always go the way we think they should, but perhaps there are reasons why and we don't understand the why for many years. It's a story that will stay in my head for a long time.
  • Deb
    I enjoyed this book, although I was a bit upset with Jenny's actions in regard to Simon -- not once, but twice! Perhaps I just don't understand/haven't had that kind of passion in my life. But it bothered me. Regardless, I enjoyed the story. What I perhaps liked best was that the ending wasn't obvious. Sometimes this type of book can be quite predictable. This one had me going back and forth on how it would end. Thanks for a good read!
  • Janice Hurst
    PredictableI wish I had known this was written by a person from the UK. There were way too many mistakes in spelling and sentence structure. There was also a big mistake in the timeline that confused me for awhile until it worked itself out. This was a simple story and easy to read for the most part, the characters were not very well developed and I didn't feel any closeness to anyone except maybe Charlie, Debbie and Sausage (the dog).
  • Tiffany Tinkham-Graves
    I loved this story of a young mother that finds out her son has leukemia and has to open her heart and go the distance to find a donor to save his life, but the only problem is she don't know exactly who his father is. So she ends up on a search of who the father is between her ex whom is fixing to get married and her son's cancer doctor. Read this book to find out what happens. I was captivated by this heart-warming story and would recommend it ...
  • Debbi
    At the beginning I wasn't sure if I would like this book with it taking place in Ireland and the different meanings of words. But I absolutely loved it. I fell in love with the characters and all they were going through and how we can all change, just because we believe in something when we are younger over time as we mature things change and you see things so much more differently.
  • Lyndsey Smith
    Despite the need for spelling and grammar checks that distract from the flow of the book, the story was suspenseful, dramatic, edgy, romantic, and captivating. I found it very easy to get lost in Jenny's world. she held my attention as a mother. I was able to associate easily with her which made her struggles and fears my own. A very emotional read. Definitely recommend!!!
  • Howard Katzoff
    Excellent bookThis was an incredible story about how people can learn to cope with the unimaginable. The characters are beautifully created and the situations very real. It's definitely different from most other books I've read--and I've read quite a few. Try it --I think you'll love it.
  • Valerie Judge
    This is a super read for a holiday, lazy weekend or long journey. If you are a a parent or have a child in your life you will laugh and cry and hold them closer tonight. Well done to my friend Aimee, she has an intuitive understanding of people and writes beautifully. Bring on the next book, I can't wait!
  • Suze
    PAUSE TO REWINDThis is not a book that I would normally pick to read, but I am so glad that I did. Jenny told the story of her son's illness - she and Charlie steal your heart right from the first chapter. Great read!