Monday, April 21, 2014

Chances Are By: Traci Hunter Abramson

Back of the Book

Maya Gupta is a survivor. After escaping an impending arranged marriage in India as a teenager, she has thrived in America. But now she faces her greatest challenge yet—cancer has invaded her life, and unless she finds a way to participate in a clinical trial in Washington, DC, this may be one battle she loses. When Maya’s best friend Kari offers Maya the lifeline of a place to stay—her brother’s currently vacant DC apartment—the young woman eagerly accepts and goes to meet her fate . . . Ben Evans’s plans have changed, and he’s heading home for some much-needed rest and relaxation during his off-season in the major leagues. Upon arriving at his DC apartment, however, Ben is shocked to find Maya—his sister’s friend, who he hardly knows—in residence. He soon finds himself trapped between protecting his above-reproach reputation and searching for a way to help a woman he is coming to admire. When Maya’s fight to survive her disease becomes more complicated than ever, she and Ben scheme an extreme solution to her predicament that tests to what lengths they’re willing to go together to save Maya’s life.

My Thoughts

  This was one of the most touching books I have ever read.  I have enjoyed several of Traci Abramson's novels, but was a little reluctant to read the book, due to the fact that the main character has cancer.  But I am so glad I decided to read it.  Traci does such a wonderful job with such a touchy subject and make you fall in love with Maya, cheer for her ups and morn for her downs.  I will admit I did shed a few tears while reading this book but hope that that won't hold you back from reading this wonderful novel.

This is an extremely clean, touching book.

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