The Bright Side Running Club

A novel of breast cancer, best friends, and jogging for your life.

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Pub Date 08 Feb 2022 | Archive Date 11 Jan 2022

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Description

Josie Lloyd’s fearless novel is a tribute to the power of the human spirit in the face of hardship, based on the author’s own experience with cancer and community.
 
In the vein of Mary Ellen Taylor's Honeysuckle Season this “amazing, breathtaking, and inspiring” (Jenny Colgan) novel is full of hope and heart.


When Keira first receives her breast cancer diagnosis, she never expects to end up joining a running group with three women she’s only just met. Totally blind-sided, all she can think about is how she doesn’t want to tell her family or step back from work. Nor does she want to be part of a group of fellow cancer patients. Cancer is not her club.

And yet it’s running – hot, sweaty, lycra-clad running in the company of brilliant, funny women all going through treatment – that unexpectedly gives Keira the hope she so urgently needs. Because Keira will not be defined by the C-word. And now, with the Cancer Ladies’ Running Club cheering her on, she is going to reclaim everything: her family, her identity, and her life.

One step at a time.

Moving, uplifting and full of hope, this is a beautifully crafted novel about love, family and the power of finding your tribe.
Josie Lloyd’s fearless novel is a tribute to the power of the human spirit in the face of hardship, based on the author’s own experience with cancer and community.
 
In the vein of Mary Ellen Taylor's ...

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ISBN 9781643859491
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One of the best books I have read in a very long time! Inspirational! Heart warming! Determined! Keira stood up for herself to Lorna and Pierre at Wishwells as this was her family and her legacy. Family is necessary for support especially during times of hardship and her Mum and Tom were with her every step of the way. Just as she created her voice due to cancer treatment coupled with her relationship with Sian, Amma and Tamsin, she took hardship as an opportunity to become better. The butterfly necklace is hope.

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To say this book is powerful would be the understatement of the year. Lloyd touches on the reality of breast cancer treatment and its toll on one's personal life. Kiera is an incredibly lovable character and it was a privilege to be inside her head for a few hundred pages. Her self-development from a fearless optimist in life to an empowered runner, business owner, mother, and wife is truly a beautiful testament to the lessons that can be learned through unimaginable circumstances. This book made me want to run!

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