Saturday, July 23, 2016

June Book Review


About the Book 
From the New York Times bestselling author of Bittersweet comes a novel of suspense and passion about a terrible mistake made sixty years ago that threatens to change a modern family forever. 

Twenty-five-year-old Cassie Danvers is holed up in her family’s crumbling mansion in rural St. Jude, Ohio, mourning the loss of the woman who raised her—her grandmother, June. But a knock on the door forces her out of isolation. Cassie has been named the sole heir to legendary matinee idol Jack Montgomery's vast fortune. How did Jack Montgomery know her name? Could he have crossed paths with her grandmother all those years ago? What other shocking secrets could June’s once-stately mansion hold?

Soon Jack’s famous daughters come knocking, determined to wrestle Cassie away from the inheritance they feel is their due. Together, they all come to discover the true reasons for June’s silence about that long-ago summer, when Hollywood came to town, and June and Jack’s lives were forever altered by murder, blackmail, and betrayal.

As this page-turner shifts deftly between the past and present, Cassie and her guests will be forced to reexamine their legacies, their definition of family, and what it truly means to love someone, steadfastly, across the ages. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

 Note: This book is not Christian so for those that frequent my blog be aware there are a few things that would make some cringe (sexual scenes, language, etc.)

I'll be honest in saying I was really doubtful that I would enjoy this book. I really didn't like Bittersweet by this author but this story line drew me in. I actually enjoyed this novel immensely. I love hidden past, history stories and this one is full of all the good stuff. Cassie discovers she could be related to a famous actor from some past affair. The setting is great and the characters are flawed along with a crazy life that makes the book worth reading. I loved the flashbacks to 1955 and then to present day. 
If you like a little romance and some history I think you would like this book. 

"I received this book from Blogging for Books for free in exchange for an honest review."

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