Monday, October 10, 2022

Kerry Tucker Learns to Live by Louise Voss

(Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book!)

about book:

Sometimes you have to reach the end of the road before you can start over.

Kerry is perfectly happy with her life. She gets up at the same time every day to deliver post to the winding lanes and little villages around where she lives, stopping for a chat at some of the houses along the way. Once a month she has Sunday lunch with her sister Beth’s perfect family, to eat roast chicken while Beth tells her why she should want more out of life.

Beth thinks Kerry is kidding herself. She thinks Kerry needs to move out of the horrible little apartment converted from the garage in their parents’ garden, find a better job, and maybe even meet a man. And now their parents’ house is up for sale, Beth is going to make sure Kerry gets a life… whether Kerry likes it or not.

Kerry knows something Beth doesn’t, though. She knows the happiest of marriages can hide dark secrets, and that even the people you love most in the world can betray you. She’s known that since she was seventeen years old, when she learned her father’s secret.

It’s far safer not to get close to people…

Isn’t it?

A brilliantly emotional novel about moving on and learning to live that will make you laugh out loud and cry buckets. Perfect for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Matt Haig and Mike Gayle.

my thoughts:

Love, love, loved Kerry Tucker Learns to Live by Louis Voss. What a terrific story! The writing was top notch, the characters were unforgettable, and the story was unputdownable! Talk about a must-read!!

So, what is the book about? Well, it's about Kerry Tucker learning to live - finally! Kerry is all about routine. She delivers the post, lives in her parent's garden, has a monthly lunch with her sister's family, and considers herself happy. Except, she's not. Her mom passes away and instead of moving into her parent's home like she had planned, her sister wants to sell the house and split the profits. Say what? Oh, and she's keeping a secret about their father from her sister - has been for over a decade. And, did I mention that something traumatic happened to Kerry long ago. So, she drinks. In fact, Kerry is depressed and is definitely in dire need of learning how to live. So, maybe all of these new and old problems that are crashing down on Kerry will finally help teach her how to live. Or, maybe not. 

Voss has written an engaging and entertaining story about family, loss, love, and secrets. She explores the idea of living stuck and learning how to become unstuck and it makes for a fascinating read. I really enjoyed getting to know Kerry and learning all about her and the ways in which the past influenced how she lived. It was sad and heartbreaking at times, but also uplifting and cheerful. I loved when Kerry realized that she was not as alone as she had thought - there were people who wanted to be there for her - she had friends. And, her life could be happier, if she wanted it to. Talk about an emotional story! I loved it to bits!

I would happily recommend Kerry Tucker Learns to Live to anyone and everyone looking for their next great read - you are going to love this book! Make sure to check it out ASAP!!

Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book!

1 comment:

Lark said...

I love that idea of living stuck, but learning how to become unstuck in your life. Great review!