My rating: 5 of 5 stars
In the months after the birth of her daughter, Kadence Knight finds herself struggling with overwhelming sadness and despair and the fear of failing her daughter. Nix, her loving husband, is determined to fight with all he has to bring back the woman who stole his heart in the beginning.
Kudos to River Savage for not only giving us yet another awesome read but for braving the waters and writing about a topic that has affected so many families already. This book was just beautiful. Best Valentine’s Day love story EVER!! The power of love can be a force to be reckoned with. You can totally feel it in this story. I love the fact that River’s stories have real life issues and experiences in them. Not everything is shining and perfect in life, the struggles are real. Reclaimed showed that, yes these issues exist but that as long as you’re willing to fight, love can overcome even the darkest of days. We first fell in love with Nix and Kadence in Incandescent. Reclaimed brought us back to them and made us love them all that much more.
This story has touched so many lives in an intimate and personal way. Although I never experienced postpartum depression after the birth of my children, I have experienced depression and it is not only a mental struggle but a physical one as well. And it affects the people close to you in our life as well. A strong support system is essential to survival with depression. River gave us all of that in Reclaimed. As if we needed more reasons to love her and her work. I strongly suggest all of River’s books as MUST READS!!
Original review date: 18 February 2015