I began this Throwback Thursday meme as a way to share some of my old favorites as well as sharing books that I’m FINALLY getting around to reading that were published months or years ago. You know, the ones waiting patiently on my TBR list while I continue to pile more titles on top of them:)! I like that these older books are usually much easier than new releases to get a hold of at libraries and elsewhere.
My PICK this week is…
Published May 2016 by HQN Books
My Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
Letting go of her ex-husband is harder than wedding-dress designer Jenny Tate expected…especially since his new wife wants to be Jenny’s new best friend. Needing closure, Jenny trades the Manhattan skyline for her hometown up the Hudson, where she’ll start her own business and bask in her sister Rachel’s picture-perfect family life…and maybe even find a little romance of her own with Leo, her downstairs neighbor, who’s utterly irresistible and annoyingly distant at the same time.
Rachel’s idyllic marriage, however, is imploding after she discovers what looks like her husband’s infidelity. She always thought she’d walk away in this situation but now she’s wavering…
You might notice a recent Kristan Higgins pattern on the blog but as I said in December (review here) and again a couple of weeks ago on TBT …I LOVE her books and I can’t get enough of her relatable, well-written, snappy reads. They have a little bit of everything…drama, happiness, sadness, humor…all wrapped up in stories that are unputdownable with characters who become your friends. If You Only Knew was no exception and I even found it pretty suspenseful when it came to Rachel’s story…I was dying to find out if her husband was really cheating and whether she’d stay with him if he was. For this reason alone, I think this would make a perfect book club book, there’s so much to examine and discuss.
The story is told in alternating perspectives between Jenny and Rachel, two sisters who are super close and trying to navigate the often rough landscape that is their lives. Higgins is masterful with dialogue and setting details and I absolutely felt like I was a bystander in Cambry-On-Hudson watching the story unfold. As in her other books, the secondary characters were outstanding, especially their mother who was the queen of button pushing. If you’re in the mood for a fast-paced, drama filled romp along the Hudson this book’s for you.
More Throwback Thursday Picks Around the Blogosphere…
Jill at Jill’s Book Cafe
Deanna at DeesRadReads and Reviews
Amanda at Literary Weaponry
Susan at Susan Loves Books
Cathy at What Cathy Read Next
Lynne at Fictionophile
Annie at The Misstery
Mischenko at Read Rant Rock and Roll
Laurie at Cozy Nook Books
Laura at Snazzy Books
Holly at Dressed to Read
Sam at Clues and Reviews