Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Arrivals by Meg Mitchell Moore 

Publisher: Little Brown and Co. 
Pages: 336 
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon




Goodreads:  It's early summer when Ginny and William's peaceful life in Vermont comes to an abrupt halt.

First, their daughter Lillian arrives, with her two children in tow, to escape her crumbling marriage. Next, their son Stephen and his pregnant wife Jane show up for a weekend visit, which extends indefinitely when Jane ends up on bed rest. When their youngest daughter Rachel appears, fleeing her difficult life in New York, Ginny and William find themselves consumed again by the chaos of parenthood - only this time around, their children are facing adult problems. 

By summer's end, the family gains new ideas of loyalty and responsibility, exposing the challenges of surviving the modern family - and the old adage, once a parent, always a parent, has never rung so true.






Kritters Thoughts:  One of those unique books about the workings of families that makes you want to call your own and tell them how much you love them!  With different reasons to return home, three adult children find themselves all under their parents roof with their own kids in the mix.  The drama quickly follows!


I am intrigued by birth order and how that affects families.  As a first born, I easily related to Lillian and her quest for perfection, no matter what situation she found herself in.  The other character that struck a chord with me was the mother, Ginny.  I could see my mother in her or her in my mother - it made this book even better than I could have imagined.  


I love family dramas, but this one was above the rest because the drama wasn't over the top - it was pitch perfect.  Each reader can see a characteristic from their own family in this one.  This book was my first by Meg Mitchell Moore, but I am already a huge fan.


Tomorrow I will review So Far Away by Meg Mitchell Moore.


Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel


April-June 2012 Challenge: Soak Up the Sun


Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Booksparks PR.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own. 

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