Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Wedding Tree
by Robin Wells

Publisher: Berkley NAL
Pages: 432
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Hope Stevens thinks Wedding Tree, Louisiana, will be the perfect place to sort out her life and all the mistakes she’s made. Plus, it will give her the chance to help her free-spirited grandmother, Adelaide, sort through her things before moving into assisted living.

Spending the summer in the quaint town, Hope begins to discover that Adelaide has made some mistakes of her own. And as they go through her belongings, her grandmother recalls the wartime romance that left her torn between two men and haunted by a bone-chilling secret. Now she wants Hope’s help in uncovering the truth before it’s too late.


Kritters Thoughts:  Small town Louisiana where everyone knows everyone and rumors can fly a mile a minute.  Hope moves back after her grandmother has an accident to help her pack her things and move her out of the home she has lived in for most of her life.  It is perfect timing for Hope as she is having a change in her life as she goes through a divorce and is trying to find a new path.  At the same time neighbor Matt is still trying to settle into his new life as a widower with two small girls and his in laws very close geographically.

Each Adelaide (the grandmother), Hope and Matt narrate chapters throughout the book and they are easily marked which makes this reader happy!  Adelaide's chapters are the heart of the story as through her clothing that her and Hope are going through and packing she tells the story of her life that show Hope the family that she comes from.  

The Matt chapters are just great!  I loved how it was a fine line between having your in laws help you and your family recover from the loss but also trying to move forward without hurting their feelings.  This was an interesting storyline that I felt was so unique and I really enjoyed reading it.  

If you are a historical fiction fan, this one leans on the women's fiction side, but I think you will be satisfied.  If you are a women's fiction fan that tends to stay away from historical fiction, try this one, I think you will enjoy how the historical parts unfold seamlessly throughout the book.  


Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Berkley NAL.  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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