‘A Life Of Their Own’ is the latest book by Pauline Tait.
When Kate and her children step onto a bus early one Tuesday morning, she knows this is their only chance: their only chance at freedom and at a life of their own. But can she ensure their safety? Can she ensure they will never be found? This feeling haunts Kate as she and her children begin a new life far from New York, far from their troubled past. Little does she know that their new life will bring her closer to a different past, a life she had long given up, making her already fragile world more complicated than she could have ever imagined.
I really enjoyed this story, it was a short story that was easily consumed in one sitting.
Seen through multiple narratives, this story is a coming of age journey as a mother tries to build a new life for herself and her two children. Kate has left the bustle of New York and her controlling husband and escaped to small quiet place where she hopes to recover and make a better life for them all. Itâ€™s there that she meets Matthew, the man she loved for many years and never got over.
I loved this story, Kateâ€™s a lovely character, a kind and warm person. Itâ€™s lovely to see her blossom and grow in confidence as the story progresses and she grows to find happiness. Her scenes with Matthew make for tender reading as the pair begin to get to know each other all over again.
The story is written in past and present tense, as we relive the horrors of Kateâ€™s controlling relationship and how her confidence was chipped away.
A story about the struggles of domestic abuse and the recovery afterwards, â€˜A Life Of Their Ownâ€™ is a story about new beginnings and the importance of a motherâ€™s love, a heartfelt and emotional story.
You can buy ‘A Life Of Their Own’ from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.