A Curve in the Road by Julianne MacLean

A Curve in the Road

From USA Today bestselling author Julianne MacLean comes a suspenseful, emotionally charged novel that explores the secrets and hidden truths within a seemingly perfect marriage. Abbie MacIntyre is living the dream in the picturesque Nova Scotia town she calls home. She is a successful surgeon, is married to a handsome cardiologist, and has a model teenage son who is only months away from going off to college. But then one fateful night, everythi...


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TitleA Curve in the Road
Author
Release DateAug 14th, 2018
PublisherLake Union Publishing
GenreWomens, Literature, Suspense
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Reviews A Curve in the Road

  • Erin
    1970-01-01
    Thanks to Netgalley for an e- ARC in exchange for an honest review Set in Nova Scotia, A Curve in the Road follows the women's lit pattern of a wife discovering her recently deceased husband has a whole whack of secrets. But I found myself reeled in by the relatable characters and the fast paced storyline.
  • Bette Crosby
    1970-01-01
    Once again Julianne MacLean has created a story that will stay with you long after you have finished the book. It is a tale of betrayal, love, soul-searching, and forgiveness. There are twists and turns around every corner and through it all you will find yourself rooting for Abbie MacIntyre, a wife, mother, a woman betrayed, and truly likable protagonist.
  • Isha Coleman
    1970-01-01
    A Curve in the Road by Julianne MacLean  Life can change on a dime. It's the tests that teach us how strong we can be. A Curve in the Road is a tale of heartache that breeds courage. Abbie is a woman that has it all, until one tragic moment changes everything. Will she weather the storm and reach that hard earned rainbow? MacLean takes a moment in time and turns it into an uplifting journey of hope. The pain has a realism that is heartbreaking a...
  • Kathleen
    1970-01-01
    Review to follow
  • Bette Crosby
    1970-01-01
    See my review here - https://youtu.be/ytgGV--07Rs
  • Laurie
    1970-01-01
    Wowsers - what a story! It's so real, all the experiences, thoughts and emotions that Abbie goes through - a journey with so many pieces that most readers will easily find something to relate to. I was drawn in so much that I wanted to be there for Abbie too. Julianne has seriously amazing style and superb flow with her writing! I really enjoyed that I felt "Canadian" when I read this story and I thought the title for this narrative was perfect. ...
  • Sue Fernandez
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to Net Galley and Lake Union Publishing for an advance read of this title in exchange for my honest review. I'd never read anything by Julianne MacLean, and it looks like she might've just moved over to Lake Union. If so, I think her books will be those I'm seeking in the future. After I read this, I sought out some of her others, and I'm not sure I'd love them. So, based on this one, I'm definitely hoping for more. This story deals wit...
  • Bambi Rathman
    1970-01-01
    This book had me taking a crazy ride with the main character, Abbie MacIntyre. My emotions were pulled into the deepest of tragedy only to find that they weren't quite at the bottom yet as the story progressed. (tissues required) My emotions ranged all through the spectrum from deep sadness, to heartache, to anger, to unbelief, to love, to forgiveness, to happiness.... My heart went out to Abbie so much. I found myself pulling for her to come thr...
  • Christine
    1970-01-01
    I was captivated by A Curve in the Road by Julianne MacLean. I had not read any of her other novels but will be sure to seek them out now that I have found her. This one had me on a rollercoaster of emotions and it was hard to put down. Abbie seems to have the perfect life until an accident changes everything & opens up a Pandora's box of secrets. Abbie struggles to get her post accident life back to some sense of normalcy & to protect her son wh...
  • Jodie
    1970-01-01
    I really enjoyed this book! It grabbed my attention from the very beginning and kept my attention with various plot twists throughout (the hospital scene following the accident had me going WHAT!?). I found the main character, Abbie, very likeable. After the accident, she focuses mostly on being there for her son and making sure that his world isn't shattered the way hers was. The author does a great job with the progression of Abbie's grief - fr...
  • Noreen
    1970-01-01
    What a great book. 5 Stars!! I didn't want to put it down from the moment I started it. The story pulls at your heart from the beginning and the main character Abbie is thrown into discovering life wasn't as perfect as she thought. The author does a great job at character development and building relationships through out the book. I'm especially happy Winston has become an important part in her recovery.I highly recommend this book and I can't w...
  • Lori
    1970-01-01
    Life can change in an instant. This is what happens to Abbie. Happy marriage, loving husband...gone. Career and health...redirected. But, a new day always comes, whether we like it or not. The book starts out fast, with a few twists and turns. Ending is predictable but you are so invested in the characters, you will be routing for it. Characters are likeable, situations fairly realistic. Well written, love the way the situations unfold. Fast read...
  • Laurie
    1970-01-01
    You will find heartbreak, anger, resilience, acceptance and suspense as you turn the pages of this beautifully written book.Abbie has the "perfect" family, life and job until she and her dog Winston are in a horrendous car accident one night while driving back from a visit to her home town. The destruction that occurred that tragic evening changes the family, and Abbie is learning to rebuild, trust and move forward. Her beloved dog Winston, is h...
  • Tina Ullrich
    1970-01-01
    WOW,OMG!!! If you are a fan of her Color Of series you will love this stand alone book.Abby is a surgeon, mother, and wife. She has only one child due to complication. That however has not stopped her. She lives her life and family. Now she has to come to grips with the tragedy that has befallen her.Driving home from her Sunday dinner at her mother's she is not by a drink driver. Her dog is missing and she can't reach her husband. She is angry an...
  • Julia Wilson
    1970-01-01
    A Curve In The Road by Julianne MacLean is a contemporary novel that deals with grief, betrayal and learning to live again. I read it in just one sitting. It was totally beautiful and heart wrenching. Tissues were needed as my emotions were shot to pieces.Julianne MacLean writes novels that go straight to the heart. Her characters are realistic and likable. Dealing with grief is complex. We go through a range of emotions. "I'm so angry... Yet I c...
  • Diane
    1970-01-01
    A Curve in the Road by author Julianne MacLean is a wonderful story of Love, family, loss, betrayal and new beginnings. Once I started reading there was no stopping! The story grabbed me from the very beginning and kept me hooked until the ending. Abbie MacIntyre is on her way home from a visit with her mother and is hit by an oncoming vehicle. Her dog Winston was with her but has been thrown from the car. Abbie is rushed to the hospital as volun...
  • Leanna Mattea
    1970-01-01
    I really liked this book, and the author, whom I haven’t read before. I loved her characters and how relatable they were. I especially loved Winston, the family Golden Retriever, whose personality reminded me of my own Golden that I lost this week. And that’s what this book is about, those we love and lose, our disappoints and the time and effort it takes to recover. Abbie is in a devastating accident and loses her husband, Alan as well. She ...
  • Lynn
    1970-01-01
    5* Heartbreaking New Journey StarsI was drawn to A Curve in the Road as soon as I saw its beautiful cover and knew I had to read it. I was so happy that I got the opportunity to read an early copy and from the first page I was absorbed in this heartfelt emotional read. It was a definite page-turner.The story of Julianne MacLean was so realistic and tragic. What she went through was heartbreaking and I was rooting for her to overcome her sadness a...
  • Savanah Rae
    1970-01-01
    I received this book for free from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion.This book was so good and insane at the same time. A good insane though. I really enjoyed this book.Abbie is living the dream. She and her husband are both doctors and they have a talented son who plays hockey. Abbie is leaving her mother's house and she gets hit by a car driving in the middle of the road. She flew down an embankment and was trapped in the car. Her poor ...
  • Mimi
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to Lake Union Publishing and Net Galley for a copy of this e-book in exchange for an honest review.I found A Curve in the Road a bit too predictable and too formulaic. Once it becomes known that the other driver is Abbie’s husband, it’s too easy to foretell much of why he was driving under the influence. Once the vet is asked to treat Winston, his role in the story is too easy to foresee. I thought that the stages of grief that Abb...
  • Micky
    1970-01-01
    Julianne MacLean has done it again. She writes the types of books that draws the reader into the story and into the lives of the characters. In a Curve in the Road, I went through a gamut of emotions. I felt for Abbie, cried with her, smiled with her and cheered for her. I raged with her when secrets where slowly revealed and bled with her too. There were some parts you don't see coming so you are surprised. I literally gasped out loud while comm...
  • Christyg
    1970-01-01
    Wow! The story starts with a big twist and then continues to make you think about the consequences of actions. Abbie is an amazing woman. I don't want to reveal too many details in the review as I think it may take away from your reactions to the story. Abbie unexpectedly has her life change in a single moment. The story takes us on her journey as she deals with unexpected loss, grief and change. The book carries us through a roller coaster of em...
  • Sonya Moyle
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to Lake Union Publishing and Net Galley for a copy of this e-book in exchange for an honest review.Even though this story deals with grief, lies, and betrayal....the end result is an amazing story. There is healing and forgiveness that happens and turns it around. Abbie finds out that her husband is not the man she thinks he is after a horrendous accident - that she herself is involved in. Her character development is well written and t...
  • Dora Okeyo
    1970-01-01
    The best way to summarize this book is through the phrase "when it rains, it pours!"Abbie starts out her day as normal as she can hope, and somewhere between going back home to her husband, Alan, and son, Zack, another driver rams into her car and she goes from trying to stay alive to keeping her cool in the midst of chaos. It doesn't help that the one accident seems to unravel many more unexpected bad news. I saw this on NetGalley and couldn't h...
  • Sara Smith
    1970-01-01
    I received a free ARC of this book from Netgalley.I'm going to say that I really liked 75% of this book. The beginning made it impossible for me to put it down. The ending was mostly satisfying. The part that seemed to go off in another direction was when she starts having hallucinations about people being in the house and conversations that don't really happen. It almost seemed to me like someone is trying to make her feel crazy or set her up. I...
  • Zena
    1970-01-01
    Narcolepsy - this could prove to be a very upsetting and debilitating illness and Julianne MacLean has described and embraced it and its effects on one's life to perfection.I found the subject fascinating, the characters very lifelike and likeable and the emotions the story brought out in me were very heartfelt.The main character has so much to confront in her life besides this illness and she does so with head-on determination.This is one author...
  • Jane
    1970-01-01
    A Curve in the Road is a must read for fans of the author’s The Color of Heaven series, and easily could have been an inclusion. The story of growing through grief and heartbreak when life throws you a curve ball should resonate with all readers...widowed or not. Julianne MacLean has a way of telling stories that absorb the reader into the action in such a way that readers will feel they are living, not just reading the story. It is unnecessary...
  • Pinky
    1970-01-01
    This book is so good that I could not put it down! What a page turner it was. There is love, mystery, heartbreaking news, sadness, friendships, happiness, and hopefulness in HEA!I loved this book. What a shocker for sure. I felt like I was right there with Abbie as she was going through all her feelings with her life following a heart-wrenching incident that changed her life forever!Her sweet dog, Winston, helped her through all her trials that l...
  • carol stroud
    1970-01-01
    WOW-this book captures right from the beginning! I thought what more could happen but then yes, there’s more. Almost unbelievable how one family or even one person can go through so much and still be able to keep it together. I wanted to be Abbie, to have her strength, forgiveness and resilience. What a great example of how we should all be. The same attributes are extended through to her son. Good for him! An excellent read, I didn’t want to...
  • Molly
    1970-01-01
    I have been a fan for awhile of Julianne Macleans books. The story is about Abbie MacIntyre is living the dream in the picturesque Nova Scotia town she calls home. She is a successful surgeon and is married to a cardiologist, and has a son who is getting ready to go to college.But everything changes when a drunk driver hits her car, Abbie is rushed to the hospital. She survives, but the accident forces unimaginable secrets out into the open and p...