Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Truth About Love & Lightning 
by Susan McBride

Publisher: William Morrow 

Pages: 320 
Format: eARC 
Buy the Book: Amazon  

Goodreads:  As far as Gretchen Brink is concerned, the tornado that just ripped through her land has nothing on the storms of a different sort happening all around her. Her grown daughter, Abby, has returned home with news that she's pregnant, and no, she's not sure whether she's going to marry the father. A man with no memory has been dropped practically on her doorstep. And the not-so-little white lie she's been telling for years is about to catch up with her.

Abby is sure that the mysterious man is her long-lost father, Sam, who has finally returned just when she needs him most. As Abby, Gretchen, and the Man Who Might Be Sam get closer, the lie Gretchen told all those years ago begins to haunt her. When her secrets come out, and Sam's past is finally revealed, will it tear down this fragile life they've built--or will the truth bring them all closer together?


Kritters Thoughts:  This was an interesting and definitely different kind of book.  It centers around a family with some unique quirks and connections to the weather.  The Winston family has a farm that on and off has produced walnuts for their family business. The Brink sisters ended up inheriting the farm and have been living there for many years.

Not only does the book share the current story about the Brink sisters, but also gives glimpses throughout the year with the family on the farm.  I loved piecing together the generations and how each of them lived on the farm and how it all impacted the generation after them.  

I thought this book was good, it was definitely different.  The magic and mayhem was not my usual, but the generational aspect was so amazing.  I fell in love with each time frame of this family.

Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  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.


The tour schedule

Tuesday, February 12th: Kritters Ramblings
Wednesday, February 13th: Jenn’s Bookshelves
Thursday, February 14th: Tina’s Book Reviews
Friday, February 15th: A Cozy Reader’s Corner
Monday, February 18th: A Chick Who Reads
Tuesday, February 19th: Tiffany’s Bookshelf
Wednesday, February 20th: Proud Book Nerd
Thursday, February 21st: Always With a Book
Monday, February 25th: A Novel Review
Wednesday, February 27th: BookNAround
Thursday, February 28th: My Bookshelf
Friday, March 1st: The Book Bag
Monday, March 4th: 5 Minutes For Books



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