Hello again book friends,
Well Ms Hoover did it again and made my black heart melt
Just as I was finishing the year with Zero tears spilled on a book, 2 of them come along at the same time and wipe me out!
This one was just such a good story, with the usual CoHo WTF thrown in, I was shouting at my phone so many times (I listened to the audiobook obvs)
This is a story of a mother (Morgan) and daughter (Clara), and was written so well. Morgan got pregnant and married young, something that Clara absolutely doesn’t want to do, she has goals and aspirations, something that her mother had once, but put on hold to have her.
Clara’s father Chris is the glue that holds the family together, and they all live in a perfect family bubble.
Until one day.
An accident brings the family dynamic to a screeching halt.
With Morgan and Clara at loggerheads, Morgan has secrets that she cannot discuss with Clara, and Clara has her own secrets that she needs to hide.
Secrets, Lies and other things I can’t discuss because of spoilers, make this a book that you should definitely add to your TBR.
The audiobook was narrated by Tanya Eby and Lauren Ezzo who were just perfect for the characters, they slipped from Mom to Teenager so brilliantly.
This book is well worth a credit.
About the Book
Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara, would like nothing more than to be nothing alike.
Morgan is determined to prevent her daughter from making the same mistakes she did. By getting pregnant and married way too young, Morgan put her own dreams on hold. Clara doesn’t want to follow in her mother’s footsteps. Her predictable mother doesn’t have a spontaneous bone in her body.
With warring personalities and conflicting goals, Morgan and Clara find it increasingly difficult to coexist. The only person who can bring peace to the household is Chris – Morgan’s husband, Clara’s father, and the family anchor. But that peace is shattered when Chris is involved in a tragic and questionable accident. The heartbreaking and long-lasting consequences will reach far beyond just Morgan and Clara.
While struggling to rebuild everything that crashed around them, Morgan finds comfort in the last person she expects to, and Clara turns to the one boy she’s been forbidden to see. With each passing day, new secrets, resentment, and misunderstandings make mother and daughter fall further apart. So far apart, it might be impossible for them to ever fall back together.