Monday, August 8, 2016

GIVEAWAY & REVIEW for Everything We Keep: A Novel by Kerry Lonsdale

(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)
about book:

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 fiancĂ©, 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.

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.

my thoughts:

Loved this book! There's mystery, a search for truth, and plenty of twists/turns to keep you guessing. And the writing is terrific! How could I not enjoy this book?!

The story centers on Aimee, a young woman who has just lost her fiance - he's disappeared. Apparently, it was a boating accident and his body simply vanished. Now Aimee is at a loss in every which way. All of her plans are falling to the wayside - marriage, kids, restaurant. What is she going to do? Oh, and did I mention that she's convinced her fiance, James, is still alive - she doesn't feel that he's dead. So, she sets out to find out what really happened to him and along the way uncovers more than she bargained for. Talk about a must-read book!

I was hooked from the start. I couldn't stop reading and loved every moment of it. Aimee is a character that I couldn't help but root for - I wanted her to find out the truth and get her restaurant. I just loved getting to know her. Plus, the flashbacks scenes of her James were fantastic - such a great way to see how their relationship evolved over the years.  And the mystery aspect kept me on my toes - all those secrets and revelations (OMG!).  I'm seriously hoping for a sequel!

Everything We Keep is definitely a great read. Its perfect for fans of women's fiction - they will fall in love with Lonsdale's writing (just like me)!

Here's the link to the TLC Book Tour schedule for: Everything We Keep
Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!

GIVEAWAY: Thanks to the publisher I'm able to give away one (1) copy of this book!  All you have to do to enter the giveaway is leave me a comment. Don't forget to include your email address, so that I can contact you in case you win the giveaway.  Last date to enter is August 31st!  Open to US/Canada residents only.  Good Luck!!


Marjorie/cenya2 said...

This book has so many great reviews. The storyline has me hooked. I would be thrilled to read it.


bermudaonion said...

It sounds like a page turner! Thanks for the giveaway. kathy (at) bermudaonion.net

Jennifer said...

I've been seeing this book EVERYWHERE! Great review! I'd love to win a copy. asplendidmessylife@gmail.com

Laurie said...

This looks like a book that's going to make me cry. I love a book that stirs up all the feels! Can't wait to read it.


Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I love seeing readers get this excited over a book! Reading reviews like your has a direct affect on the length of my TBR list. LOL

Thanks for being a part of the tour for this fantastic book!

Kristy said...

I love books like this, where there's mystery and secrets (wouldn't want it in real life, but love it in fiction). Thanks for the chance! kristypetree (at) gmail.com

bermudaonion said...

My book came today. Thank you so much!

Nadia said...

Thanks for all the comments. Congrats to Kathy for winning the copy!!