Monday, September 8, 2014

I’m Still Here by Kathryn R. Biel

Published September 2, 2014 by Kathryn Biel


It started out as an ordinary day for Esther Comely-Cox, if you consider simultaneously totaling your car, smashing a Ho Ho in your face and meeting a handsome doctor ordinary.

Estranged from her family over her sister's mental illness and death, Esther can't help but feel alone. And when Esther hears the voice of her twin sister who committed suicide seven years ago, she begins to question her own sanity, leading her to wonder if anything is what it seems. Searching for answers, Esther must confront her past while looking towards a new future—one in which she is finally accepted.

Through humor and heartbreak, Esther learns that blood does not mean family, that absence does not make the heart grow fonder and that silence can speak volumes.

My Thoughts…

While the romance in I’m Still Here was entertaining, I found this to be a truly heartbreaking story.   It is the story of a woman who is estranged from her whole family and blamed for her twin sister’s disappearance or suicide (depending on who you talk to).    Her sisters, brothers, and parents all blame her and refuse to have a relationship with her.  

I loved Esther.  She is one of the strongest characters I have met.   I wanted to be her sister, co worker, and friend.    She managed to stand up for what she believed in, even when it went against what others thought.   I also loved her klutziness.  I have always said that I can trip of nothing at all, so I felt a kindred spiritness to her.  As the story goes on, I learned more and more about her and respected her more and more.    When she meets O.K. and he treats her how she has always wanted to be treated I was hoping that it would make her that much stronger.


Kathryn Biel is an author I have read whenever she has anything new come out and I have not been let down yet.   I am always anxious to get my hands on whatever she has going on.     She is someone I recommend checking out.     

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