Desperately Seeking Epic……. I’m desperately seeking another box of tissues and a glass of wine! This isn’t my first book with BN Toler. In fact, Where One Goes is one of my all time favorites so had high expectations going into this and she most definitely didn’t disappoint me.
Neena is 12-year-old girl dying from Leukemia. Her last wish is to meet her father Paul James, AKA Epic, so she posts a Craigslist ad that went viral. Neena’s mom, Clara, is part owner of a sky diving company that Paul owns as well except Paul has been traveling all over the world for 13 years. Finally, Paul comes home and not only finds out he has a 12-year-old daughter but she’s dying and there is nothing they can do about it.
Neena wants to know the story of her parents. So a camera crew comes in a documents their story from how they met to their falling out. During this time Clara and Paul have to face their feelings for one another as they fight to save Neena.
Clara struggles with the thought of losing her daughter. Who wouldn’t? She struggles with letting Paul back into their lives as his days with her are number and the fact that it was so easy for him to get up and leave again to never to return. Paul has his issues of not being around for his child’s life for 12 years then knowing he’s about to lose her. He also struggles with Clara not telling him about her being pregnant. Neena is so wise beyond her years. She brings her parents back together as her health declines and is more worried about the people in her life after she passes than worrying dying herself.
This book will break your heart and heal it so many times over and over. Miss Toler will throw in some humor to break it up a bit and give your heart a break. Desperately Seeking Epic is probably one of this most beautifully written books I have read in a very long time. It’s one of those stories that you’ll think about for days after finishing it and maybe even longer. It’s a book that makes you stop and really think about life and makes you want to live it. All of our days are numbered and we should live each day epically.
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