Monday, 22 August 2016

Summer Reads: The Things We Knew

Thomas Nelson; 352 pages; $15.99; Buy Link; Blog Tour

Originally, I wasn't planning on signing up to review "The Things We Knew" by Catherine West after I had received the blog tour announcement from LitFuse, mostly because the cover art just didn't appeal to me. It looked like it was a contemporary novel with a beach setting. Before I attempted to delete the email, I went ahead and read the synopsis. To my surprise, it caught my interest, so I signed up to review the novel.

The Things We Knew centers on Lynette Carlisle, a young woman who was left with the responsibility of taking care of her father after her four older siblings had left their Nantucket home with no plans of ever returning. Their mother had died twelve-years ago and that tragic event still haunts them.

Just as her father's health, as well as their income, begins to fail, a familiar face from the past returns - Nicholas Cooper, who she once had a crush on.

After being away for five years, Nicholas has returned to Nantucket to work at his father's bank, but he's also there for another reason - to restart his friendship with Lynette. Plus, he's also there to help unlock the secret behind Lynette's mother's death; a secret that might in fact tear them apart.

Final Thoughts: Two of my favorite three book genres are mystery and romance (the third one is horror), so reading a novel with both of them blended together was a neat treat for me on Saturday. Yep, I read the book in one morning with several cups of coffee.

I had never heard of the author's name before read this, so I didn't know what to expect when I turned the page to chapter one. It took me three or four chapters to actually get  interested into the story; then I just flew right thru the page.

Overall, I enjoyed reading The Things We Knew. It's a well-written romance with plenty of drama and a little mystery tossed about.

*I received this book free of charge for my honest review and they are 100% my own opinions. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am also not associated with the publisher or author in any way.

About the Author: Catherine West writes stories of hope and healing from her island home in Bermuda. When she's not at the computer working on her next story, you can find her taking her Border collie for long walks on the beach or tending to her roses and orchids. She and her husband have two grown children.

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1 comment:

  1. It does sound like a good book, although I kind of like the cover, too. Thanks for sharing!


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