Monday, August 15, 2016

Litfuse Review: The Things We Knew by:Catherine West

 The Things We Knew
About the Book:
 When their tragic past begins to resurface, can he help her remember the things she can’t?

After her mother's death twelve years ago, Lynette Carlisle watched her close-knit family unravel. One by one, her four older siblings left their Nantucket home and never returned. All seem to harbor animosity toward their father, silently blaming him for their mother's death. Nobody will talk about that dreadful day, and Lynette can't remember a bit of it.

But when next-door neighbor Nicholas Cooper returns to Nantucket, he brings the past with him. Once her brother's best friend and Lynette's first crush, Nick seems to hiding things from her. Lynette wonders what he knows about the day her mother died and hopes he might help her remember the things she can't.

But Nick has no intention of telling Lynette the truth. Besides the damage it might cause his own family, he doesn't want to risk harming the fragile friendship between him and the woman he once thought of as a kid sister.

As their father's failing health and financial concerns bring the Carlisle siblings home, secrets begin to surface—secrets that will either restore their shattered relationships or separate the siblings forever. But pulling up anchor on the past propels them into the perfect storm, powerful enough to make them question all they ever believed in.


My Review:
Lynette Carlisle's mom died when she was just a freshman in college. With no one to care for her father, she dropped out of school to take care of him. Now twelve years later, she still looks after her father and her siblings are just as absent as always. Living their dreams they don't really have the time to glance Lynette's way.

Nicholas Cooper never thought he would be in Nantucket again. His dreams of making it big, fell way to short and now he finds himself working for his father at the bank. Nick can't believe his eyes when he sees Lynette Carlisle after so many years. He expected her to be lone gone from her parents house by now. But no it seems many things have played a part in her still caring for her father after so long.

Nick feels drawn to Lynette for some reason, maybe it's a childhood crush or maybe it is more of the secret he has kept for years. A secret that would be truly awful for anyone to find out even Lynette.

The Things We Knew is an amazing book that will have you drawn in from the minute you open it. I loved reading this book and I hope to read many more book by this author real soon.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.