To the outside world, Cara’s life seems perfect. The only one who knows the dark secrets inside her home is her best friend and next-door neighbor, Adam. Cara’s only escape is by writing and sharing her stories with him through their facing bedroom windows late at night.
Just when everything seems to get better, Cara’s world shatters, causing her to spiral into a deep depression and writer’s block. Even though Adam promises her “everything will be okay,” she knows things will never be the same.
As she clutches to the fractured wounds of the past, how will Cara ever be able to love or write again?
Breathtaking is a heart-wrenching coming-of-age story that fans of John Green and Nicholas Sparks will love.
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“Breathtaking made me experience everything from the pain of loss to the joy of love, with twists that took my breath away, and characters that refilled my spirit. I left this story feeling grateful for the gift of living.”
— Jay Asher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why
“. . . Courtney Turcotte Bond is so eloquent in her descriptions and manages to capture the angst and human spirit of the adolescent and the young adult. I absolutely cannot wait to see what else she writes and positively fell in love with this read.”
— Hope Bolinger, author of the Blaze trilogy and the Dear Hero duology.
"Courtney Turcotte Bond invites us into a tender tale of friendship and enduring love. Her book is a poignant reminder to live. Each character comes alive and awakens us to walk with them in their journey. A must-read, for sure."
— Sarah L. Dickey, founder of Cool Creative Press and author of Ode to Love
"Breathtaking is perhaps one of the most beautiful books I've read in the past few years. It is an exploration into the overlap between love, loss, and sacrifice that sticks with you long after you finish the novel. Courtney Turcotte Bond's characters feel real, tangible in a way that will both haunt and move you with the complexities of their lives and emotions." ~ F.M.
"Hauntingly beautiful. Breathtaking will remind you that through obstacles, you can still find hope and redemption. By the end, the character felt like lifelong friends. I thought about this book long after I put it down. You will, too." ~ H.Y.
"Courtney Turcotte Bond’s debut novel is the kind of story that invites you into the living room, sets a place for you at the table, entices you to peek into the closets, and still surprises you. You won’t want to leave." ~ A.S.
"Breathtaking conveys the raw and real experience of learning to live beyond life's tragic realities and into the life meant to be lived." ~ J.G.
"When you begin to find messages within messages, you know it's going to be a good book. An enjoyable read for any age." ~ T.T.
"Breathtaking left me breathless. Courtney Turcotte Bond skillfully tells a coming of age story that illustrates the trials and triumphs of friendship, love, and self-discovery. The unexpected ending left me crying for more!" ~ K.B.
"OH. MY. GOSH. I devoured this book in just one day. I couldn't put it down, and ugly cried in public . . . at least three times. That's how much you're going to love these characters." ~ K.A.