Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Things We Knew by Catherine West

Book Description:  When their tragic past begins to resurface, can he help her remember the things she can’t?
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 blame their father for their mother’s death, but nobody will talk about that tragic day. And Lynette’s memory only speaks through nightmares.
Then Nicholas Cooper returns to Nantucket, bringing the past with him. Once Lynette’s adolescent crush, Nick knows more about her mother’s death than he lets on. The truth could tear apart his own family—and destroy his fragile friendship with Lynette, the woman he no longer thinks of as a kid sister.
As their father’s failing health and financial concerns bring the Carlisle siblings home, secrets surface 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 their faith, their willingness to forgive, and the very truth of all the things they thought they knew.

My Thoughts:  A brand new author...Catherine West.  This story has a lot of family drama that seems to hold each family member in the depths of its claws...only to come unraveled as they seek the truth!
Lynette only has her twelve year old memories of the tragic day her mother died.  
And then slowly, one by one, her siblings leave their Nantucket home and no one will talk of that fateful day.
Her father is in poor health and then Nicholas Cooper returns.  Her crush from so many years ago!  
It seems that Nicholas knows the truth of her mother's death and yet, no one will acknowledge the truth,
An interesting story line and the importance of family.  Also, it seems to me that the author brings out that keeping secrets helps no one, only brings grief and hinders all.
As Lynette learns, truth brings healing!
An interesting perspective on life.

*This book was provided for review by BookLook*

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (July 12, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0718078101
  • ISBN-13: 978-0718078102

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