What’s Worth Keeping by Kaya McLaren @stmartinspress @kayamclaren #review #5stars


In Kaya McLaren’s What’s Worth Keeping, during one unforgettable summer, three generations of one family receive the best gift of all time: a second chance…

The day her doctor says the one word that no one wants to hear, Amy Bergstrom discovers a secret that her husband of 25 years has been keeping from her. Now that the months of treatment and surgeries are behind her, she escapes her claustrophobic life seeking healing, peace and clarity in an ancient forest in Washington State, a forest that holds memories of her childhood summers.

After dropping off his daughter at Amy’s Aunt Rae’s horse ranch in the mountains of New Mexico, Officer Paul Bergstrom visits the fixer-upper he had bought years ago as a place to retire with his family. Although it appears fine on the outside, the inside is a disaster―just like his marriage. When he finds himself with more off-duty time than he expected, he lovingly repairs his dream home, building the future he so desperately wants.

Witnessing her mother’s health crisis had been terrifying enough, but learning the cause was genetic leaves Carly with the sense that all of her dreams are pointless. With the help of her eccentric great aunt and a Clydesdale named T. Rex, Carly just may find her faith in her future again.

Amy, Paul, and Carly discover that love and family are worth keeping in this powerful, emotional, and hopeful novel.


Amy is struggling to heal herself mentally and physically after her cancer diagnosis. Carly, Amy’s daughter, is in such pain watching her mom suffer and then realizing her life might take the same path. Then there is Paul, Amy’s husband. Paul is a homicide detective and he also has PTSD. He is at a loss on what to say or do to help Amy recover.

Wow! What a fantastic, powerful novel. This is a tale not to be missed. But it may not be for everyone. If the wounds are still raw…this story is going to open them up full blast.

This is a heavy, emotional read and I loved everything about it. It is about healing and coming together when your world is falling apart. This is a book which I will think about over and over again. I never reread…but I just might have to reread this one.

Do not miss this one…add it to your list today!

I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.

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I am an avid reader and paper crafter. I am a mom of 2 children, 5 dogs and 1 cat. I am a huge St. Louis Cardinals Fan
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