Thursday, October 6, 2016

#FRC2016: Everything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale




This fall, members of the Vise Library are going back to school by participating in a Fall Reading Challenge (it's our Junior Year!)  We have received copies of several books from publishers for honest reviews. We hope that you enjoy these reviews (and books)!


Course Title: Funerals & Lies
Department: Suspense
About the book:

A luminous debut with unexpected twists, Everything We Keep explores the devastation of loss, the euphoria of finding love again, and the pulse-racing repercussions of discovering the truth about the ones we hold dear and the lengths they will go to protect us.
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 fianc√©, 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.
What would you do if you had to bury the person you loved on the day that you were supposed to get married?  That's what Aimee has to do.  Her fianc√©, James, is in a boating accident while he was on a "supposed" business trip.  and Aimee is devastated.  She has known James for her entire life and they were childhood sweethearts.  She is having a very hard time believing that he is gone and starts to question if James is really who she thought he was.  Suddenly, Aimee's life is not planning out in the way that she had always imagined.  It turns out that James may have had some secrets and those secrets could destroy Aimee even more.  Aimee has to decide if she willing to let go or if there is more to James' "disappearance."  

Man, was this a good story!  It was a good suspense novel.  I wanted to know what really happened to James the entire time and what his secrets were.  This book really intrigued me when one of James' paintings goes missing and turns up in Mexico!  (I can't tell you why or who!)  This is a definite page turner and ends with a sequel planned.  You will not be disappointed!

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About the author:

Kerry Lonsdale is the Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon Kindle bestselling author of EVERYTHING WE KEEP. She believes life is more exciting with twists and turns, which may be why she enjoys dropping her characters into unexpected scenarios and foreign settings. She graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and is a founder of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, an online community of authors located across the globe. She resides in Northern California with her husband, two children, an aging golden retriever who’s convinced she’s still a puppy, and a tabby kitten quite adept at catching flies. Her second novel ALL THE BREAKING WAVES publishes December 6, 2016. Connect with her at www.kerrylonsdale.com.

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