Monday, April 18, 2016

The Ones Who Matter Most
by Rachel Herron

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

Goodreads:  After her husband dies unexpectedly, Abby Roberts comes across something startling: wedding photographs of him with another woman, along with pictures of a baby boy. Shocked, Abby does something utterly impulsive: She embarks on a journey to discover the family her husband apparently left behind.

Money has always been tight for single mom Fern Reyes, and never tighter than now. But this month, in place of a child-support check, her ex's pretty, privileged wife appears on her doorstep with far too many questions. Unfortunately, her young son is so taken with Abby that Fern doesn’t have the heart to send her away.

What begins as one woman’s search for truth becomes a deep bond forged between the unlikeliest of people, and the discovery that there are many ways to make a family—as long as you take care...



Kritters Thoughts:  Two women are the focus of the book and when the book begins neither has any clue about the other and soon their lives will be completely intertwined.  Abby wants to divorce her husband and when she delivers the news tragedy hits.  Fern is a single mom who is barely keeping it together and when Abby enters the picture there may be hope for a better future. 

There is one aspect of the storyline that I didn't really love, but to avoid spoilers I don't want to say much.  Abby has a new love enter and I thought it was a little awkward and for some reason it just didn't work for me.  It isn't that she had a new love, but who it is - I think that is all I can say without spoiling part of the plot.

Rachel Herron's writing is still fantastic in this third book.  The way she builds characters you just easily fall in love with them and want more.  Although there were points of this plot that I didn't love, I still loved the characters and would even love another book to see them a few years in the future and see what they are up to.  

This is my third Rachel Herron book and I liked it, but I definitely enjoy the plots of the previous books just a smidge more.  I would still suggest this book to others, but I would put the other two in a reader's hands first.

Rating: perfect beach read

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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