Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Whole Golden World
by Kristina Riggle

Publisher: William Morrow
Pages: 448
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  To the outside Diana and Joe have a perfect family-three lovely children, a beautiful home, and a café that's finally taking off. But their world is rocked when it's discovered that their oldest daughter, 17-year-old Morgan is having an affair with her married teacher, TJ Hill.

Their town rocks with the scandal. When the case goes to trial, the family is torn further apart when Morgan sides not with her parents-as a manipulated teenage girl; but with TJ himself-as a woman who loves a 30-year-old man.



Kritters Thoughts:  A book that allows each of the main characters a moment to share their part of the story which is key when approaching such a heavy subject that affects all of the players in two families - a young girl and her teacher enter into an inappropriate relationship and they are found out and must face the repercussions.  

The story starts out at the beginning of the trial, but quickly takes the reader back in time to find out how the relationship started and how they ended up in a courtroom.  Like I said before, I loved that each character took part in narrating the story because tragedies like these affect more than the two people involved in the relationship, but also parents, spouses, siblings and friends and the author did a fantastic job of representing how each person felt the affects from this relationship.

Not the sweetest of subjects, but the approach was perfectly unique, so even though you may be hesitant I would say give it a try, you may be surprised!

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Partner in 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, November 5th: Booksie’s Blog
Thursday, November 7th: Kritters Ramblings
Monday, November 11th: she treads softly
Tuesday, November 12th: A Bookish Way of Life
Wednesday, November 13th: A Novel Review
Thursday, November 14th: Lectus
Monday, November 18th: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books
Tuesday, November 19th: Girls Just Reading
Wednesday, November 20th: The Well-Read Redhead
Monday, November 25th: A Chick Who Reads
Tuesday, November 26th: BoundbyWords
Wednesday, November 27th: Book-alicious Mama
Thursday, November 28th: Time 2 Read
Monday, December 2nd: Read Lately
Tuesday, December 3rd: Books in the Burbs
Wednesday, December 4th: Tina’s Book Reviews
Thursday, December 5th: The Little Reader Library
Monday, December 9th: Sweet Southern Home




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