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One minute, Tegan Lawson has everything she could hope for: an adoring husband, Gabe, and a baby on the way. The next, a patch of black ice causes a devastating accident that will change her life in ways she never could have imagined.Tegan is consumed by grief, not to mention her anger toward Gabe, who was driving on the night of the crash. But just when she thinks she's hOne minute, Tegan Lawson has everything she could hope for: an adoring husband, Gabe, and a baby on the way. The next, a patch of black ice causes a devastating accident that will change her life in ways she never could have imagined.Tegan is consumed by grief, not to mention her anger toward Gabe, who was driving on the night of the crash. But just when she thinks she's hit rock bottom, Gabe reminds her of their Jar of Spontaneity, a collection of their dream destinations and experiences, and so begins an adventure of a lifetime.From the bustling markets of Thailand to the flavors of Italy to the ocean waves in Hawaii, Tegan and Gabe embark on a journey to escape the tragedy and search for forgiveness. But they soon learn that grief follows you no matter how far away you run, and that acceptance comes when you least expect it. Heartbreaking, hopeful and utterly transporting, Come Away with Me is an unforgettable debut and a luminous celebration of the strength of the human spirit....

Title : Come Away with Me
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ISBN : 9780778318323
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 368 Pages
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Come Away with Me Reviews

  • Pouting Always
    2019-03-13 18:53

    I'm not sure why everyone but me enjoyed this book but I found it hard to finish. The writing was mediocre and felt childish and Tegan was insufferable through out the book. I couldn't stand the way she was treating Gabe and even though the ending explains some of it, and yeah ok I cried when I read it damn it, it doesnt change how I felt reading the other 4/5ths of the book. The twist doesn't make up for me wanting to strangle Tegan for hours and it just felt manipulative to put it in after everything.

  • Melissa
    2019-03-15 17:11

    Hard to believe this is a debut novel, as it is so beautifully written and so emotionally brave. It's a roller coaster of sadness and laughter along with an armchair adventure. I learned some interesting things about some places that would be fun to visit. Karma Brown has written an incredible story with characters that will stay with readers long after the final page is turned. (Just be sure to have tissues handy.) I was not able to put it down and have been recommending it to everyone I know. I don't want to say anything more as to not spoil the story. Just know that you will not regret adding it to your book collection.As far as casting, I pictured Anne Hathaway ( as Tegan. I think Jared Padalecki ( would be cute as Gabe. I'm interested in hearing casting ideas from anyone else who has read this amazing novel already.

  • Wendy
    2019-03-18 19:08

    Wow! What an incredible Journey the author takes us on!Even an "OMG" moment that changes everything you thought you knew was happening to something totally different.A beautifully written, heart-wrenching story of love and loss.

  • Kim
    2019-03-04 17:12

    This book will take you on a journey. The journey is a physical one—an adventure to gorgeous global destinations—but more importantly, it's a powerful emotional journey. I was swept along as Tegan and Gabe struggled through a devastating loss, trying to find their way when life dealt them a horrible hand. COME AWAY WITH ME is an achingly beautiful story, with nuanced characters you'll truly care about, and details so finely rendered you'll feel like you're right there (which, in this case, happens to be drinking wine in Italy and riding elephants in Thailand…). And then, there's a heart-shattering twist that--if you're anything like me--will impair your ability to think about anything else for a long, long while.

  • Brandie
    2019-02-27 20:54

    Did not see that twist coming. Really good book!

  • Sara Strand
    2019-03-14 22:05

    You guys? NO WORDS. Honestly, it's up there for Book of the Year for me.DEBUT novel, folks. Debut. I would not have believed that at all if someone on the street told me that, but it's clearly a debut and holy cripes- it's amazing. I don't care who you are, if this book doesn't punch you in the gut repeatedly? You are a dead soul. You are dead and just nobody I want to know. I'm going to tell you I was doing JUST FINE until chapter 53 and then... then I had to stop drinking liquids because I started choking and started with the full on ugly cry to the absolute end of the book. WHAT KIND OF PLOT TWIST IS THAT, KARMA?! I feel like a page before chapter 53 that says, "Stop reading here unless you can commit to finishing the book in one sitting. Stop reading if you are in a public place, wearing eye makeup, eating/drinking, or have small children who will be concerned when you start sobbing." OK. *calming breath*The book is about Tegan. Tegan is happily married to what is easily the best guy in all of the world, Gabe and currently 6 months pregnant with their first son. The chapters flash back to "before the accident" and "after the accident" because that accident is the catalyst for the entire story. Tegan and Gabe are driving to his parents house, running late, and they hit black ice. It's a horrific accident that it's amazing there were any survivors. Tegan loses the baby and subsequently undergoes an emergency hysterectomy to save her life. Upon learning that, Tegan spirals into a world of pity, depression, and immense sorrow. Friends and family are deeply concerned that she's never going to come back to normal. When she's hit the absolute bottom, Gabe asks her to bring out their Jar of Spontaneity, which is full of things they wanted to do in their shared life together, to be done when things were feeling dull or stressful during married life. Reluctantly she does so and it starts their six week journey to Bangkok, Italy, and Hawaii. They meet amazing people along the way and Tegan struggles to mourn the life she thought she would have and figure out what life is going to be now. All along the way, Gabe talks to her and reassures her that she can do this. She's not sure and you just feel absolutely awful for her. And then chapter 53 happens and you feel like you've been punched in the face. So much so that I had to go back and RE-READ the entire first 52 chapters and I could not believe I was that stupid and missed all of the clues. Seasoned reader here missed ALL of the clue. Slow clap, Karma Brown, slow clap. I cannot tell you any more. I can't. It ruins it for you and I swear to you this book is something you need in your life. I think what else drew me to this book was I identified with Tegan. Her and I feel like kindred spirits and one section of the book early on sealed the deal there: I'm a beacon for the talkers. It's as if I have a flashing sign that reads, "I want to hear all your stories, especially about your pet or disgusting medical issue!" No matter where I am, whether on the "L" train or walking through a shopping mall or sitting at a picnic bench in the park, the talkers flock to me. "It's your eyes," Gabe says by way of explanation. "You have curious eyes."Then, at the end of the book, Tegan's dad says something to her and it encompasses everything I believe about marriage: "I don't love your mother any more that I did all those years ago, but the way I love her has changed." And isn't that just the truth? I feel like having this printed on little note cards so that every time an idiot says, "I love him, I'm just not "in" love with him" I can throw the card at them. That phrase is the basis for so many divorces because people don't get that love changes. No matter what happens to any of us in life, the way we love changes. Anyways. I highly recommend this book. I can't recommend this to enough people. If you know me at all, you know one of my favorite authors of all time is Susanna Daniel because she is just amazing. Her books are in my heart forever and I have a feeling Karma Brown will be there right with her. This book... gut wrench but amazing. Review first posted on

  • Denise
    2019-03-10 19:11

    Come Away With Me is a heart-wrenching story of young love and tragic loss. Tegan, a young wife, begins a emotional and physical journey after losing her baby (during her pregnancy) in a awful accident. After months of grief, I began to wonder why she did not return to teaching and her life. Tegan journeyed to Thailand where she experienced elephants painting and she even ate fried crickets. I loved the Amalfi Coast and her cooking classes and the wine. Tegan then travels to Hawaii and surfs. In each country she meets amazing people, experiences depression and her heartbreaking fight with her husband Gabe over the accident. The ending is tear provoking and I will definitely look for more books by Karma Brown. 4.5 stars"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal.Love leaves a memory no one can steal."

  • Colleen Turner
    2019-03-22 21:58

    Find my full review at excuse me while I gush a little bit (well, maybe a lot!) about Come Away With Me by Karma Brown. It has been quite a while since a book made me actually, physically big, fat, hiccup-inducing tears...but that is exactly what happened on and off as I read this story. The raw emotions these characters are experiencing are written so vividly I at times felt like I could feel their pain, anger, anxiety and hollowing sadness along with them. While this did bring about some strange looks from my husband and dogs I am so happy to have experienced these feelings along with Tegan. This is a story that will consume you, and in my opinion that makes one hell of a great read.After the accident Tegan can't seem to get out of her own head or see past her grief, and is so filled with an emptiness and livid anger that she can't help but want to hide away from the world and lash out at anyone who even attempts to get her to think about a time when she can start healing and moving on. While I have thankfully never experienced a tragedy like Tegan's, my son was born two months early and had to spend the first month of his life in the hospital. He is now a healthy, happy ten year old, but I will never forget going home from the hospital without him and the abject emptiness I felt the first time I walked through the door without him in my arms. Ms. Brown nails describing this feeling and made me instantly sympathize with Tegan and the myriad physical and emotional symptoms that come along with an accident like she experiences.As the story progresses the reader not only gets to go along with Tegan and Gabe as they travel to three dream locations but, disbursed throughout, are chapters that go back into Tegan and Gabe's life so we get to see how their love developed and the life they had been living up until the horrible accident. These chapters are filled with laughter and love, and if you haven't fallen a little in love with Gabe by the end I would be shocked. He is such a kind, patient person with Tegan and his careful treatment of her as they travel to Thailand, Italy and Hawaii was beyond touching. Oh, and be prepared to add these three locations to your bucket list, if you haven't already, because Karma Brown's ability to transport the reader made me feel like I was riding an elephant, taking a cooking class filled with ripe tomatoes and garlic and learning how to surf right along with Tegan and Gabe. She hits all the senses with a bang and I am now ready to put my backpack on and take off!There is a twist towards the end of the novel that actually made my heart start beating faster. I honestly didn't see it coming and it really hit me harder than I would have expected given the fact that these things weren't really happening. Regardless, I think it was perfectly done as it drives the story in a direction that will finally come to a conclusion with a sense of satisfaction and hopefulness. After all the tears I was very happy to come to this sort of conclusion!I can't recommend Come Away With Me enough, to anyone who wants to travel along on a sometimes sad yet always fascinating adventure with some unforgettable characters. The fact that this is Karma Brown's debut novel is astounding to me, and I can tell you that she has found a forever-fan in this reader.

  • Shana Javery
    2019-03-13 17:57

    Karna Brown is one AMAZINGLY talented writer! I literally resented life getting in the way of my reading Come Away With Me in one straight shot! I encourage anyone who hasn't read this book yet to make it your NEXT BOOK! I do not want to give any plot details away but if you read the book description you will know that this book deals with tragic loss. I still encourage you to read this beautiful story because the author also allows you to experience the power of love and healing through her amazing storytelling. Throughout the book I was transported on a journey, both emotional and physical. I also loved the characters in Come Away With Me, which only added to my enjoyment. (They don't have to be perfect to be lovable!) Karma Brown is a truly gifted author. If she writes it, I will read it. (Yes, I'm about to purchase her second book after I finish this review.) I encourage you to become a Karma Brown fan also! You'll thank me. (I haven't been asked to post a review. These thoughts are my own but I had to share them the moment I finished the book.) Thank you for sharing your talent with the world Karma Brown!

  • Melissa
    2019-02-23 17:56

    3.5 starsThis was a heartbreaking story of love, loss and navigating your way back to life after tragedy. Tegan loses her baby, in a tragic accident, and it’s like she’s totally given up on life. She can barely get out of bed, forget about showering. The hardest part is watching her blame her husband, Gabe. She’s downright nasty and he’s nothing but patient and sweet, almost to the point of being too much. Somehow, he convinces Tegan to set out on some of the adventures they had hoped to experience years down the road, in an attempt to get her back. The author’s writing and level of detail made it easy to put myself in the places they visited. It almost felt like the story got a little lost in the middle though. It became more about the destinations, than Tegan and Gabe's healing. The ending was unexpected and sad, but I liked how it pulled everything together.

  • Mary Kubica
    2019-03-17 16:53

    I was thrilled to get my hands on an ARC of Karma Brown's debut COME AWAY WITH ME. Brown's characters are likable and distinct, and the story is both heartbreaking and uplifting at the very same time. As main characters Tegan and Gabe set out on a journey around the world to help cope with an immense loss, Brown immerses the reader in each of these cultures and locales with remarkable detail. A stunning debut from a talented new author.

  • Laura
    2019-03-13 17:16

    This was highly recommended by Amber, and it took me a while to get into. I loved the descriptions of each of the travel locations (and it made me really want to plan a vacation!), but I just didn't love the main character until close to the end. Overall, it was a good novel that I would definitely recommend.

  • Danielle Christopher
    2019-03-05 14:58

    NO SPOILERS!!!! I had the pleasure of getting a ARC of this book. Having been a fan of Karma's writing, I was excited to read her debut novel. It takes a lot for me to cry and sniffle in public when reading, this did just that. The love story of Tegan and Gabe is a beautiful and tragic one that will have you order take-out for the family so you can keep reading. You experience with them the trip of a lifetime, from their home in Chicago, Thailand, Italy and Hawaii. Karma writes in exquisite detail that you can almost smell the ocean from your room. I have never been surprised by an ending like this in a long time. I will be buying a copy for my shelf and you should too!

  • Lisa Steinke
    2019-03-07 15:55

    I was up way too late reading this book for two nights straight. I could not stop reading it. I had to know what happened next. The pacing is perfect. The writing is beautiful. The story is unforgettable. (With an OMG twist that will hit you hard!) I will be thinking about this captivating debut for a long time. Hands down, it's one of the best books I've read in a very long time. Bravo, Karma Brown! You are a supremely talented new voice in women's fiction!

  • Caryn
    2019-03-21 18:11

    If you liked Eat, Pray, Love, think of this as a fictionalized version. After a terrible accident, Tegan is overcome with grief and doesn't know how to get back to feeling like herself. When her husband suggests a worldwide adventure, she learns how to forgive. This book will have you feeling all the emotions, and I shed many tears.

  • Kate Hilton
    2019-03-04 20:59

    A smartly-written tale about the painful journey through grief. Moving, unexpected and devastatingly honest.

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    2019-02-19 19:10

    Beautifully poignant, I adored every word of this book. It is about a journey with exotic destinations and raw emotions. Even in great loss, there is great hope here.

  • Arlene
    2019-03-21 20:14

    Come Away with Me was one of those books I picked up because I was in the mood for something emotional. Well, Karma Brown definitely delivered! Not only was this story filled with a good amount of tissue material, but it also came with a nice little added bonus of a surprise twist that had me wanting to go back to chapter one and figure out why I let that little clue slide. I know where it happened, but I chose to ignore it. In this novel, we meet Tegan Lawson who has just about everything going for her. She’s married to Gabe, an amazing husband, and they have a child on the way. However, Tegan’s life takes an awful turn when a horrific accident shatters her dreams and grief becomes her constant companion. In an attempt to move passed the pain, Gabe and Tegan take out their Jar of Spontaneity and embark on a journey that takes them to Thailand, Italy and Hawaii. As they travel to these beautiful places, they soon realize that you can’t run from your grief. You just have to face it head on in order to start to heal.First off, I have to say how wonderful Gabe was in this novel. He’s one of those too-good-to-be-true fictional males that had me falling for him from the very first pages. I appreciated how he handled Tegan through her grief despite her anger and resentment that was often directed at him. There were moments where I lost my patience with Tegan, but I had to quickly reel that in because the loss she suffered is probably beyond anything I could ever cope with myself.I also enjoyed the journey Tegan and Gabe took to several exotic locations. It was exciting to see these places through their eyes despite the constant shadow of grief and pain. The places and people they met along the way was an experience to remember. Come Away with Me is my first encounter with Karma Brown. She definitely captured my interest, and I’ll be sure to check out The Choices We Make, which I’ve had my eye on for some time. Good story that was exactly what I was in the mood for.

  • Kristy
    2019-03-05 16:18

    This book absolutely destroyed me. And I mean that in a very good way. I fell in love with Tegan and Gabe from page one, and as I became more and more vested in the story, the twist came and ripped my heart out. Karma is a brilliant writer and I'm so lucky to have had the privilege of reading this story before it was published. The only other story that actually made me bawl my eyes out was John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, and if you loved that story, I'm sure you will love this one too. COME AWAY WITH ME is a story that you can never forget because it teaches you so much about love, loss, and becoming whole again. Seriously, you MUST read this book. Drop everything you're doing and read it now. You WON'T be disappointed.

  • Sharon DeVellis
    2019-03-16 18:54

    There are some books you read once, and there are others that you will read again, and again, and again. Come Away With Me is one of them. Don't let the cover fool you. While this might look like an easy beach read (and it is) there is so much more to this story. I started reading on a Wednesday and by Chapter 3 I knew this would be a book I couldn't put down. Fast forward to Thursday night when I was sitting on my couch with my jaw dropped open at the ending I had no idea was coming. It's a week later and I'm now reading it a second time. Can't wait for another book by this author.

  • ReadAlong With Sue
    2019-03-12 20:58

    We meet Tegan who has undergone some terrible tragedy, she has lot her child she has lot her husband.We go through all the emotions that Tegan is going through.I did like the visits to Thailand and Italy. If I am honest, I did skim through some pages as it seemed more a geographical location book at times when I personally wanted to get right back to Tegan and her life.Its a debut novel and a very good first book.I received this from Harlequin via net galley to read and review

  • Karen Green
    2019-02-19 20:17

    If you like your fiction with realistic characters, lush locations and not a small amount of emotional ups and downs, you'll really enjoy Karma Brown's debut novel. I was sucked in immediately, and stayed there until the very last page. A great read. Thank you to Harlequin/Mira for the ARC.

  • Amber
    2019-03-19 13:54

    Some people might say this book gave them "the feels." But I abhor the phrase. So I'll say that this book gave me tingles. Some might argue it's the same as "the feels" but no, it is not. It sounds less irritating.You'll meet Tegan, who seems to have it all: a loving husband. A son on the way. And then...a car crash. Her husband Gabe was driving, they hit black ice, and Tegan wakes up in the hospital and is told that her baby died. I know. Tears.Not surprisingly, Tegan falls into a depression. But then Gabe reminds her about the Jar of Spontaneity that they created a while back. It's filled with places they want to travel to. Tegan fights doing this at first, but then realizes she needs to do something other than lying around. So she picks out some papers from the jar and off she goes!Tegan travels to Thailand, Italy (the food!), and Hawaii. She has various adventures but she can't stop thinking about the baby she lost. She feels guilty. She also blames Gabe because he was driving. Will she ever be okay again?This book did move me in many ways. It also made me want some Italian food. The only thing that did cause me to roll my eyes a bit is each flashback chapter on Tegan's relationship with Gabe, it seems like it was always them having sex. So the book was almost like "sad" "sex" "sad" "sex." Clearly, they had a fantastic sex life, which is awesome, but every time it was flashback time I was thinking, "I bet they'll have...oh, here it is.." Still, I would recommend this book, and I'm sure everyone who reads it will get a tingle or two. I look forward to reading Karma Brown's next novel!

  • KAS
    2019-03-04 21:19

    What an amazing story involving love, tragic loss and taking time to heal. This book is beautifully written. I fell in love immediately with Tegan and Gabe and immersed myself in their incredible heart wrenching journey. Tissues were definitely needed.This is Karma Brown's debut novel and I will add her to my list of must read authors!

  • Veronique
    2019-03-02 21:15

    Geweldig boek. Echt van genoten, ondanks het zware onderwerp. Het einde was totaal onverwachts Zeker een aanrader

  • Leslie
    2019-03-13 13:57

    Wow. Raw, emotional, powerful. A must read.

  • Andrea
    2019-02-23 22:22

    You guys - this book was so good. I might even write a review for it - it was that good. :)

  • Suze Lavender
    2019-03-05 16:03

    Tegan and Gabe are incredibly happy together. They're soul mates, have a wonderful marriage and there's a baby on the way. Life couldn't be better. A terrible accident due to a patch of black ice changes their lives forever. Tegan is heartbroken and doesn't know how to go on. She's devastated because of everything she's lost in that awful moment and she knows she can never get it back.When Tegan doesn't think she has the strength to keep on living Gabe suggests it's time to use their Jar of Sponteneity. In the jar they've put notes with their dream journeys and experiences they don't want to miss. It's time for Tegan and Gabe to go on a new adventure together. Maybe this will make Tegan come to terms with what happened, so she can get out of the darkest part of her depression. It's a journey filled with highs, but also terrible lows. Will it have the desired effect?Come Away with Me is a heartbreaking emotional story. Tegan has lost so much because of the accident she and Gabe were in. She doesn't know how to keep going and she doesn't know if she can forgive Gabe. He was driving the car and Tegan is angry with him about many different things. I had tears in my eyes when I read their story. There's plenty of love, but how is it possible to get over something this disastrous? I admired Tegan tries and goes on that trip. She's far from ready to deal with everyday situations again, but she does it anyway because of the jar. I was intrigued by the physical and emotional journey aspect of the story and loved that combination.Karma Brown has written a beautiful story about the unfair part of life, grief, love and strength. I loved her vivid writing and her thorough description of every emotion Tegan is going through. Tegan and Gabe are having a very special bond and I was anxious to find out what would happen to them. I love how every part of their relationship is being explored and the result is a gorgeous story with an incredible ending that made me tear up multiple times. I absolutely loved this fantastic book.

  • Jenny Belk
    2019-03-08 20:21

    From the first page this book grabs hold of your heart and doesn't turn loose. It's a rollercoaster ride through grief seen through the eyes of Tegan Lawson, a young, pregnant woman whose life changes in the blink of an eye. Maybe a new environment will help to heal. There's Thailand, Italy and Hawaii to soothe the soul. How long does it take to forgive? There's a very surprising ending that is riveting. There will be tears readers. Keep the tissue handy.Don't miss this emotional story.

  • Roselle
    2019-03-03 21:11

    I am one of the very fortunate ones who got to read this quite early. :)This is such a beautiful story about love in the most beautiful locales. Karma is a gorgeous writer and she makes all of the emotions bleed through the pages. We follow Tegan who is dealing with the loss of her child and travel along with her through Thailand, Italy, and Hawaii, and also her memories.Get the tissues ready because this is a powerful read.