About the book:
The Things We Knew (Thomas Nelson, July 2016)
A tragedy from the past resurfaces in this tale of family secrets and reignited love.
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 harbor animosity toward their father, silently blaming him for their mother’s death. Nobody will talk about that dreadful day, and Lynette can’t remember a bit of it.
But when next-door neighbor Nicholas Cooper returns to Nantucket, he brings the past with him. Once her brother’s best friend and Lynette’s first crush, Nick seems to hiding things from her. Lynette wonders what he knows about the day her mother died and hopes he might help her remember the things she can’t.
But Nick has no intention of telling Lynette the truth. Besides the damage it might cause his own family, he doesn’t want to risk harming the fragile friendship between him and the woman he once thought of as a kid sister.
As their father’s failing health and financial concerns bring the Carlisle siblings home, secrets begin to surface—secrets 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 all they ever believed in.
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About the author:
Catherine West writes stories of hope and healing from her island home in Bermuda. When she’s not at the computer working on her next story, you can find her taking her Border collie for long walks on the beach or tending to her roses and orchids. She and her husband have two grown children.
My Review: 4 out of 5 stars.
This book wound up being even more of a page turner than I thought it would be! I had a hard time putting the book down. There is a lot of mystery at the beginning, as Lynette struggles with the things she can’t remember during the year her mother died. When the boy next door comes back home, he just may be the key to her recovering her memories and dealing with the past.
This story is messy, but it is one of messy grace and forgiveness. I loved the characters, the twists in the plot, and the story. This one is a keeper!
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a good clean Christian book.
Thank you to Litfuse for this book in exchange for my honest opinion. 🙂