Publish: Published August 1st 2016 by Lake Union Publishing
ISBN: ASIN B0184ZLSN0
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 fiancé, 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.
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Finally have the time to review this book properly. If you want the short version, this is amazing fiction with so many twists and turns you’ll never see the big ones coming. I actually tweeted the author while I was reading, “every time I think I know where this book is going, you pull the rug out!” This results in an unusually fast-paced story (at least for women’s fiction) of a woman struggling to overcome the grief of losing her childhood sweetheart – who was meant to be her husband.
I know reviews on this book are you either like it or you hate it. I happened to of really liked it.
This story makes you feel lots of emotions and makes you think. There are times you think Aimee needs to just stop and move on but then you think what’d you do if you were in her shoes? Without fail, I personally would of kept searching and done exactly what she did.
As for the ending, it piqued my interest. It was definitely a cliff hanger, I can’t wait to read the sequel when it comes out.
Hanks to Dennelle at Lake Union for a advance copy of this book. I loved it. Aimee had it all. It was her wedding day. But instead of marrying her husband she buries him on her wedding day. James makes a sudden trip to Mexico before the wedding. But he never makes it back to the wedding. At the funeral a stranger named Lucy approaches Aimee. What she says will rock Aimee’s world. Aimee and James at meet in elementary school. How well do we really know each other?
This is such an excellent debut novel! The elements of mystery, romance, and self-discovery intertwined perfectly, and I have very little to critique. Once I started this, I found it hard to put down and kept telling myself to slow down, but it kept me on the edge of my seat. The characters were believable, and the family drama was intriguing. The author’s writing was great, in part because it was not “fluffy” but cut straight to the point. I felt like I was actually in the story at times.
Loved it. This story rocked me. Devastating and thrilling. General market content here…but the story was twisty and surprising and I can’t believe I have to wait until December to read another book by this author. Also, I cannot think of one slow spot in the whole novel. Read it now. You’ll read it fast and it’s going to be one of those things you keep…it’s not easy to let go of this story, even when you’ve reached the end.