To Have, Not Hold! by Carina McEvoy book review and blogtour with GIVEAWAY

To Have, Not Hold written and self-published by Carina McEvoy is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

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Embrace a healthy attitude towards sudden outbursts of laughter; oh and maybe grab some tissues as you escape into the lives of three remarkable friends, as they each navigate their own catastrophic mess. Discover the strength of friendship while you submerge yourself in suspense, fury and humour. Let the drama unfold…

Emma’s doing her best to raise the adorable Amy while hanging on to the ghost of her past. But is she really the crazy, deranged woman she eventually feels compelled to be?

Beneath Siobhan’s picture perfect exterior, the struggle of deception is exhausting. However when life slaps her in the face with an unforeseen twist, will she be able to salvage any of her future, perfect or not?

With mounting money problems and an unwanted visit from his expertly suppressed past, Jack must confront his inner demons for once and for all. Can he defeat them and emerge as the true person he really is?


I’d like to thank the author for an arc in return for a review.

To Have, not Hold is Carina McEvoy’s debut novel and after reading this delightful story dealing with some serious issues in a sensitive manner I am looking forward to more from this author.

Carina McEvoy has written a story dealing with grief, marriage break-up, relationship issues, new beginnings and goodbyes all with her warm Irish charm that was infectious. I loved her humour bringing joy to the lives of the characters at a time when needed the most.  There is a scene near the beginning of the story that hits your emotions directly to your heart, it was so beautiful but equally tragic.

Life isn’t always about holding onto your treasured loved ones or items, sometimes we have to let go.

Emma, Siobhan and Jack each had events in their lives they had to adjust to.  These life affirming moments are not planned and have to be dealt with in their own way and are not time limited.

A story of grief, love, friendship and new beginnings.  4/5*

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