The Things We Knew~ By Catherine West~Book Review

by adustyframe ~ August 30th, 2016

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About the book:

A tragedy from the past resurfaces in this tale of family secrets and reignited love.

After her mother’s death twelve years ago, Lynette Carlisle watched her close-knit family unravel. One by one, her four older siblings left their Nantucket home and never returned. All seem to harbor animosity toward their father, silently blaming him for their mother’s death. Nobody will talk about that dreadful day, and Lynette can’t remember a bit of it.

But when next-door neighbor Nicholas Cooper returns to Nantucket, he brings the past with him. Once her brother’s best friend and Lynette’s first crush, Nick seems to hiding things from her. Lynette wonders what he knows about the day her mother died and hopes he might help her remember the things she can’t.

But Nick has no intention of telling Lynette the truth. Besides the damage it might cause his own family, he doesn’t want to risk harming the fragile friendship between him and the woman he once thought of as a kid sister.

As their father’s failing health and financial concerns bring the Carlisle siblings home, secrets begin to surface—secrets that will either restore their shattered relationships or separate the siblings forever. But pulling up anchor on the past propels them into the perfect storm, powerful enough to make them question all they ever believed in.

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.

My thoughts:

I have to admit that I have not quite finished this book but I am enjoying it. The characters are believable and the story line makes me want to keep reading to find out what is going on.

It is a sad story with many challenges and heartaches but the tone of the book is not sad or depressing. I appreciate that! I don’t need to be burdened while reading fiction!

I’m looking forward to finding out what it is that Lynette can’t remember!

If you’d like to see what others thought about this book, you can check out this page at Litfuse.

Disclaimer~ I received a free copy of this book in order to provide a review. All opinions are my own.

Lizzie

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