Thursday, August 4, 2016

Review: Everything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale

Everything We Keep
by Kerry Lonsdale

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Pages: 306
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Sous chef Aimee Tierney has the perfect recipe for the perfect life: marry her childhood sweetheart, raise a family, and buy out her parents’ restaurant. But when her fiancĂ©, James Donato, vanishes in a boating accident, her well-baked future is swept out to sea. Instead of walking down the aisle on their wedding day, Aimee is at James’s funeral—a funeral that leaves her more unsettled than at peace.
As Aimee struggles to reconstruct her life, she delves deeper into James’s disappearance. What she uncovers is an ocean of secrets that make her question everything about the life they built together. And just below the surface is a truth that may set Aimee free…or shatter her forever.

Kritters Thoughts:  Aimee was headed down a path that she had been building since her childhood - a great guy, a plan to own a restaurant, the house and everything.  Right before she is about to walk down the aisle her fiancee heads out on a work trip and never returns.  Aimee must bury her husband instead of marry him.  BUT she internally feels like he is still alive and keeps getting hints that he could be, so she must go and find the truth and make decisions with that truth in hand.

Usually I like my books to be really realistic, not a fantasy reader here!  But for some reason when I read this book, I easily suspended my need for reality and just got swept up in Aimee's story and need to find the truth.  I didn't fall on the fence of wanting him alive or not, but I did want Aimee to be able to accept the truth and live with whatever that truth was.  I loved her as a character and I think that helped me go on this journey with her with reckless abandonment!

I loved the writing in this book and the pacing was spot on.  Be forewarned that once you get to the back half there are things happening on each and every page and you may need to not start on the back half until you are ready to stay in once place until it ends!

I am excited about what is coming next for Kerry Lonsdale and I will be on the lookout for her!

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

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.

1 comment :

  1. I'm glad you enjoyed this one - it sounds SO good!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour.


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