I love the warm feeling that the holidays bring. Seeing that this book would revolve around Christmas, I knew it was a must read and I was excited to read about these best friends. Nick and Noel embodied the warm feeling of love and comfort that every Hallmark Christmas movie captures. Their dialogue and complete […]
So badly I wanted to love this book. The premise was so amazing and the ensemble of characters was great! Going into this I was hoping for something similar to Casey’s previous novel. With this one I found it hard to connect with August. While I loved the idea of her, I found the way […]
After reading Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon, I knew that I was going to love this book—and I was correct!! Rachel Lynn Solomon has this unique way of writing stories and characters that I immediately fall in love with, and that is exactly what happened with Quinn and Tarek. I connected with Quinn […]
“Statistics can’t tell us what will happen, they can only tell us what might happen.”
Alice Gunnersley and Alfie Mack sleep just a few feet apart from one another. They talk for hours every day. And they’ve never seen each other face-to-face.
After being in terrible accidents, the two now share the same ward as long-term residents of St. Francis’s Hospital. Although they don’t get off to the best start, the close quarters (and Alfie’s persistence to befriend everyone he meets) brings them closer together. Pretty soon no one can make Alice laugh as hard as Alfie does, and Alfie feels like he’s finally found a true confidante in Alice. Between their late night talks and inside jokes, something more than friendship begins to slowly blossom between them.
But as their conditions improve and the end of their stay draws closer, Alfie and Alice are forced to decide whether it’s worth continuing a relationship with someone who’s seen all of the worst parts of you, but never seen your actual face.
A tender novel of healing and hope, Before I Saw You reminds us that connections can be found even in the most unexpected of places—and that love is almost always blind.
This book was a fun read and I genuinely enjoyed the journey we had inside Iris Oxtabee’s head as she experimented with the mystery that is love. The best way I can describe this book is fun and predictable, and even then I enjoyed the characters we met and the crazy situations Iris got herself […]
TW: this book discusses topics of domestic assault/abuse, suicide, racism, microaggressions, mental health and illness, and panic attacks. This is my first Kelly Loy Gilbert book and wow, I am blown away. Beth’s story is achingly powerful and when interwoven by Gilbert’s writing, one cannot seem to escape from the pain and heartbreak that these […]
This will be a spoiler-free review. I was instantly drawn to this book from the moment I read the synopsis and saw the comparisons to both Josie Silver and Jojo Moyes, who write beautifully heart-wrenching books. After reading this book, I can tell you that The Last Goodbye is just as beautifully written. I knew […]