Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Book Review and Giveaway: The Stories We Tell by Patti Callahan Henry

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from Sullivan and Partners , for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it


And now for another wonderful Summer read from Patti!

The Stories We Tell cover


Synopsis: 

Bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry is back with a powerful novel about the stories we tell and the people we trust.

Eve and Cooper Morrison are Savannah’s power couple. They’re on every artistic board and deeply involved in the community. She owns and operates a letterpress studio specializing in the handmade; he runs a digital magazine featuring all things southern gentlemen. The perfect juxtaposition of the old and the new, Eve and Cooper are the beautiful people. The lucky ones. And they have the wealth and name that comes from being part of an old Georgia family. 

But things may not be as good as they seem. Eve’s sister, Willa, is staying with the family until she gets "back on her feet." Their daughter, Gwen, is all adolescent rebellion. And Cooper thinks Eve works too much. Still, the Morrison marriage is strong. After twenty-one years together, Eve and Cooper know each other. They count on each other. They know what to expect. But when Cooper and Willa are involved in a car accident, the questions surrounding the event bring the family close to breaking point.

 Sifting between the stories—what Cooper says, what Willa remembers, what the evidence indicates—Eve has to find out what really happened. And what she’s going to do about it.


Review:

Summer reads are either light or dramatic, right? This new book from Patti manages to be both at the same time! The story of a marriage exploding after 21 years is fire works worthy and as usual Patti makes the reader feel as though they are with Eve and Cooper along the way. But it is not as emotionally drawn as Patti's previous books, making it more light, the reader knows instinctively what will happen, by the end of the first chapter, at the end of the book, but still wants to go along for the ride! Keeping secrets always leads to more lies and half truths, and watching it all unravel is part of the allure of this novel. This is an enjoyable Summer read, and one that would be a great TV movie!




About the Author:

 Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times bestselling storyteller of eleven books, including Between the TidesAnd Then I Found You, and Driftwood SummerBorn in Philadelphia, Patti Callahan Henry quickly learned where her heart would be the happiest and moved South. Patti now lives in Alabama, and weaves elements and locations in the South into her bestselling novels. Patti lives in Mountain Brook, Alabama with her husband and three children, where she is crafting her next story. Check out her website for more.

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