Renee Conoulty: Live For This by Kathryn R. Biel


Saturday, 30 April 2016

Live For This by Kathryn R. Biel

Hey Everyone!

I'd like to introduce you to Kathryn Beil, who has just released her latest novel, Live For This.

Kathryn Biel hails from Upstate New York, and is a spouse and mother of two wonderful, but exhausting kids. In between being Chief Home Officer and Director of Child Development of the Biel household, she works as a school-based physical therapist. She attended Boston University and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The Sage Colleges. After years of writing countless letters of medical necessity for wheelchairs, finding increasingly creative ways to encourage the government and insurance companies to fund her client's needs, and writing entertaining annual Christmas letters, she decided to take a shot at writing the kind of novel that she likes to read. Her musings and rants can also be found on her personal blog, Biel Blather.

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Live For This by Kathryn R. Biel

Samirah Lundgren is living the party girl life. While she's trying to forget about her past and put off having a meaningful future, her lifestyle catches up with her, leaving her in a wake of personal destruction. Alone and homeless, she encounters Michael Salinger, a man carrying his own baggage in the form of a spinal cord injury, not to mention his former fiancé is marrying his former best friend.

Can a man with a broken body and a woman with a broken soul help each other find the redemption they need to become whole again?

Hey! Here's my review.

Can two broken people help each other heal? There's one way to find out.... Read the book :)

I loved Kathryn's writing style. It's emotionally engaging without making me cry, well not cry the whole way through anyway. I loved both main characters and hoped they would let each other in. 

It was interesting to read about a character with a spinal injury and how he managed so independently. Kathryn has experience as a physical therapist, so the details about Michael's spinal cord injury and rehab are authentic.

I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.


  • Where: KEPR Tours
  • Format: ebook


  1. This sounds like a bit of a tear-jerker. My kind of book. :)

  2. Replies
    1. From your emergency nursing background, I think you'd enjoy the survivors story. Seeing what life's like after rehab.