The Rest of the Story
Emma’s father has just remarried and planned a three-week sailing tour near Greece. Emma was to spend the time with her best friend, Bridget, but an emergency with Bridget’s grandfather sends Emma to her mother’s family, whom she hasn’t seen since she was four years old. Mystery surrounds her mother’s erratic life and the heartbreaking details of her death, stories mostly hidden by Emma’s father to protect his daughter. Now, visiting this family after so many years, meeting her grandmother, Mimi, her aunts and cousins, Emma, now called Saylor after her mother’s memory, knows some stories are meant to be shared. And if she falls in love along the way, even better.
This is a character-driven story where the action builds slowly but the personalities of the characters grow over time. The love story is sweet and Emma Saylor is a strong main character who knows her worth and won’t settle for less. There are many times when the author bounces back and forth in her timeline, which could be confusing for some but presents an original storytelling style. This is perfect if looking for something sweet that unfolds over time, similar to love stories by Sonya Sones and Kasie West.
After editing at City Book Review for a few years, I took up the duties of editorial assistant, which include assigning books for review, posting reviews to our various sites, and nagging reviewers for things. In my non-nagging time, I’m a gamer, artist, writer, and notorious black thumb/bane of plants. My answer to every book-related question: read Octavia Butler.
|Page Count||448 pages|
|Publisher||Balzer + Bray|
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