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Julia's Daughters - Colleen Faulkner

Julia's Daughters by Colleen Faulkner
Wanted to read this book because I liked the story line.
Starts out with Julia, the mother and she's remembering things that happened 47 days prior. her middle daughter had died in a car crash, caused by her eldest daughter.
Her bff Laney has talked to her, try to get her out of bed, all Julia still does is cry over her daughter's death.
Alternating chapters and Next we hear from is Haley, the eldest daughter and she's just been expelled from HS. Julia has to pick her up and find out why she's been expelled and figure out what to do.
She is married to Ben but he's been drifting away from her since the death. Julia needs to get back to work and get her life going in a forward motion, not dwell on the past.
Like the idea of the alternating chapters with the people involved so you can hear different angles to the same scene. Things start to get back to normal for Julia but things for Haley escalate out of control that the parents have to make a choice about her life.
What really appealed to me was the drive from CA to ME-where Laney is. I love hearing of new places that I may never get to visit but can read about through the author's eyes as if I'm right there.
It's a time for mother and daughter to bond, Julia and Haley.  Chapters from Izzy the youngest daughter also as she deals with the loss of her sister.
Difficult book to get through when you've had family loss yourself but it's a healing process that takes others more time to deal with.
Julia has such hard decisions to make after she wakes up and you hope she makes the right ones along the way. Really like the ending because their story could be easily continued in the next book, in  a series.
I received this book from The Kennsington Books in exchange for my honest review.