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The First Day of the Rest of My Life by Cathy Lamb
  

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The First Day of the Rest of My Life is an eloquent and triumphant tale of a fierce act of love, a family's legacy, and one woman's awakening to her own power. The complicated and cogent plot handles extreme subjects with sentiment.

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The First Day of the Rest of My Life by Cathy Lamb

Madeline O'Shea tells people what to do with their lives. A renowned life coach, she inspires thousands of women through her thriving practice - exuding enviable confidence along with her stylish suits and sleek hair. But her confidence, just like her fashionable demeanor, is all a front. For decades, Madeline has lived in fear of her traumatic past becoming public. Now a reporter is reinvestigating the notorious crime that put Madeline's mother behind bars, threatening to destroy her elaborate facade. Only Madeline's sister, Annie, and their frail grandparents know about her childhood - but lately Madeline has reason to wonder if her grandparents also have a history they've been keeping from her.

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'Eccentric, warm and often wise'
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About the Author

Cathy Lamb

Cathy Lamb was born in Newport Beach, California. As a child, she mastered the art of skateboarding, catching butterflies in bottles, and riding her bike with no hands, and first began to write at five years old. Cathy obtained both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Education, and worked as a teacher before becoming a full-time writer. Married with three children, Cathy loves to hang out with her family, write, read, travel, and go to Starbucks where most of her books are hammered out.

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Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

Cathy Lamb

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www.cathylamb.net/

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Paperback

Categories

Family Drama
Literary Fiction
Relationship Stories
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9780749040420

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