Monday, December 30, 2019

THINGS LEFT UNSAID by Courtney Walsh, Reviewed by Kim

“We all have something to give, dear. You give away the very thing you need. If you need hope, find a way to give others hope. If you need a friend, find a way to be a friend. If you need forgiveness . . .” She paused. “Give forgiveness.”

This is my favorite quote from Things Left Unsaid! Its so true and so simple, but sometimes so hard to do! Especially that forgiveness part!
This story is so emotional, so powerful, and so real! It’s very layered and Courtney Walsh does an amazing job of slowly peeling back those layers. I seriously wanted to skip ahead to find out just what happened that long ago summer night. It was so interesting how this story all came together. How each person involved not only felt, but how they dealt with their feelings, or in some cases, didn’t! Each person reacted so differently, but so realistically. My heart actually ached for so many of these characters - for what they all went through and the lasting impact it had on their lives.

I can’t really go into any more details because of spoilers, so I’ll end with this, Courtney Walsh is an amazing writer and this story is not to be missed. 

*I purchased this book and was under no obligation to review it.

BackCover Blurb:
An emotional novel of family, friendship and forgiveness from Courtney Walsh, the New York Times bestselling author of Hometown Girl.

Lyndie St. James is thrilled that her best friend, Elle, is getting married but unprepared for the emotional storm of the wedding week and returning to her childhood summer home of Sweethaven. The idyllic cottage community harbors some of her best—and worst—memories. It’s not only the tragic death of her childhood friend Cassie that has haunted her for ten years, it’s the other secrets she’s buried that have kept her from moving on.

But Lyndie isn’t the only one with secrets.

Cassie’s mother, father and brother, still struggling with the loss, have been drifting further and further apart. And Elle herself, the last to see Cassie alive, carries an impossible burden of guilt. Now reunited, each of them has a choice: to reveal the truths of that night or continue to live in its shadow. That means embarking on a personal journey of the heart—to escape the darkness and all its regrets and to finally come to terms with the past and, especially, with each other.

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