Tuesday, April 21, 2015

You Knew Me When Book Review

Happy Monday Friends! I hope your weekend was wonderful and you have already started your week off strong and with a nice large cup of coffee.  Our weekend went well - I will have to share an update about the wedding and be looking for an exercise update too! I have some pretty cool things I'm looking forward to sharing with you.

Today I'm sharing a review of on of the 30 books I committed to reading this year.  So far I am not doing so hot on this resolution, but gosh darn it, I will get it done! 

About the Book:

Best friends forever…until life got in the way.

Katherine Hill left her small New England hometown in pursuit of a dream. Now, twelve years later, she’s a high-powered cosmetics executive in Manhattan and a much glossier version of her former self, unrecognizable to her family and old friends. Not that she would know—she hasn’t been home in over a decade.

Laney Marten always swore she’d never get “stuck” in Manchester, Vermont. No, she was destined to live out her glamorous big-city dreams. Instead, she wound up a young wife and mother. That was when her best friend ran out.

When Katherine receives word of an inheritance from former neighbor Luella Hancock, she reluctantly returns home to the people and places she left behind. Hoping for a second chance, she’s met by an unforgiving Laney, her former best friend. And there’s someone else who’s moved on without her—someone she once loved.

Tethered to their shared inheritance of Luella’s sprawling Victorian mansion, Katherine and Laney are forced to address their long-standing grudges. Through this, they come to understand that while life has taken them in different directions, ultimately the bonds of friendship and sisterhood still bind them together. But are some wounds too old and deep to mend?

My Thoughts:
Okay.. I have a confession to make.  I read the first few chapters of this book over several days, but then last Monday I literally sat for four hours reading {and finishing} the book.  It takes a lot for me to get deeply involved in a book so obviously this book suited me well.  It had drama, it had tragedy and it had love.  What more could a girl want? 

But in all seriousness... I liked Liebert's style of writing.  It is more on the conversational side so you feel like you are sitting in the room listening to the people talk versus reading about what is happening in someone's life.  I do have to warn that the book jumps from the past to the present and then is written from different perspectives: Laney and Katherine's.  So if you are not a fan of a book that jumps around a bit, you have been amply warned.  That being said, even with the jumping around, it was very easy to follow the story.

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