#BookReview: The Things We Knew by Catherine West

12 Jul

Happy release day, Catherine West!

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The Things We Knew by Catherine West

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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 thoughts:

One of my favorite stories this year! With eloquent expression, Catherine West breathes life into the Carlisle family as their personalities dance across the pages. I loved the complexity of these characters, and the palpable emotions, real and raw, drew me deeper into their lives. The island of Nantucket provides a lovely backdrop for the story which is equal parts heartrending and heartwarming. Beautifully written, The Things We Knew is a compelling story you don’t want to miss!


Catherine West

INSPY Award-winning author Catherine West writes stories of hope and healing from her island home in Bermuda. When she’s not at the computer working on her next story, you can find her taking her Border Collie for long walks or reading books by her favorite authors. She and her husband have two grown children. Catherine’s novel, Bridge of Faith, won the 2015 Grace Award. Her new novel, The Things We Knew, releases July 12th, 2016, through Harper Collins Christian Publishing.  

Connect with Catherine:
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I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review. All thoughts expressed are my own.

2 Responses to “#BookReview: The Things We Knew by Catherine West”

  1. carylkane July 12, 2016 at 7:37 pm #

    Brit, I love your review! I can’t wait to read this one!

  2. Terrill Rosado July 13, 2016 at 1:14 am #

    I’ve been so excited for this release. Thanks for the reminder.

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