Monday, August 29, 2016

The Things We Knew


It's the last week of August and I've finally come to appreciate the slow days of summer. I've relaxed, stopped trying to do too much and have embraced afternoons of reading and lemonade. Yes, I can keep enjoying afternoons of books and lemonade, but the pace picks up after Labor Day and my scheduled is starting to fill up again. No regrets, but I do love this last slow week.

One of the books I've enjoyed this week is The Things We Knew, by Catherine West. It takes place in one of my dream destinations, Nantucket, and is an absorbing and very enjoyable read. We see the life of a family through the central character, Lynette Carlisle. Her siblings have left Nantucket in the years following her mother's death and the novel focuses on their return. There are family secrets, crises, forgiveness and making peace with the past.

I enjoyed The Things We Knew very much and highly recommend it. It is a wonderful family story and Lynette is an engaging character. It held my interest -- not always the case with so many books I come upon -- and I'm eager to share it with the readers in Buttercupland. It's a perfect book for a giveaway. Please leave a comment on this post, be a friend of Buttercupland -- Bloglovin, Google Friend or Google + -- and on Labor Day I will pick one reader to receive a copy. Please leave your comment by midnight, Sunday, September 4.

Thanks so much, Catherine West and the Litfuse Publicity Group for providing a copy of The Things We Knew in exchange for my review. The thoughts are all mine.

Today is a mostly indoor day and I've been sorting through books, emails and clothes. I've got two bags of things for the Salvation Army and I've started to research where I can sell/donate my college record collection. Definitely time to move on.

As ever, thanks for visiting and happy reading!  

8 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

This book looks like a winner. I love Nantucket too. Thanks for the heads up about it.

JoAnn Szark said...

I was going to order this book for my Kindle. I will wait and maybe I can win it.

peggy said...

Thanks for recommending a book. It always helps when someone passes along their review. I'm reading Wolf Lake from my library now.

Terra Hangen said...

We have similar reading tastes so I imagine I would enjoy the book. I bought 4 Beverley Nichols books (I hear he has a great sense of humor) and they are in my current post. Yes, summer is winding down!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This sounds like a wonderful book and I know I would enjoy it! I need to work on my clothes this week. I've bought a few new things and need to get rid of some of the 'old'! Hugs!

Denise said...

You are forever cleaning out. Me too. Just sent four big bags off to a collection non-profit.

Theresa said...

Sounds like a great book! A slow week sounds good to me, I certainly need to have a slow week soon:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

carrie said...

Sounds like a good book!!!! Glad you got to enjoy your slow week!