Jan 10, 2015
Book Review: The Things We Do for Love by Kristin Hannah
Years of trying unsuccessfully to conceive a child have broken more than Angie DeSaria’s heart. Following a painful divorce, she moves back to her small Pacific Northwest hometown and takes over management of her family’s restaurant. In West End, where life rises and falls like the tides, Angie’s fortunes will drastically change yet again when she meets and befriends a troubled young woman.
Angie hires Lauren Ribido because she sees something special in the seventeen-year-old. They quickly form a deep bond, and when Lauren is abandoned by her mother, Angie offers the girl a place to stay. But nothing could have prepared Angie for the far-reaching repercussions of this act of kindness. Together, these two women—one who longs for a child and the other who longs for a mother’s love—will be tested in ways that neither could have imagined.
I usually love all Kristin Hannah books, and this one was no exception!! Angie and Lauren's stories are both so real and believable, they draw you in from the very beginning. It almost seems that you know someone like them, and that's why I related with them so well.
I never got bored with any part in this book and I enjoyed it until the last word. Of course, it was a tear jerker in a few spots, but I am a softie so it doesn't take much for me! I would recommend this to any Jodi Picoult or Diane Chamberlain readers, or anyone who loves a good story.
I rated this book 4 out of 5 stars!
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