Before We Were Yours ~ Wingate

Before We Were Yours
Lisa Wingate

Available at libraries near me: Hartford Public Library, Library Connection consortium

Further information and reviews at Goodreads.

I was purchasing e-books recently, and this title has been on the New York Times bestseller list for a couple of weeks now. I selected it for the e-collection, and then checked out the print copy (I can’t relax when reading on a screen).

On page 13, a woman named May has grabbed Avery’s wrist and asked if she is Fern. The story then leaves present day, and we are taken back to learn who Fern is.

This is the penultimate post in my series, and I’ve learned a few things over the past 12 weeks. First of all, you can’t really review a book based on such an early page. However, you can tell if you are going to want to continue reading. In these 13 pages, the author has set the scene, drawn the reader in with just enough detail, and dropped the mystery around which the story will be centered.

Avery, the novel’s main character/narrator, seems relatable. She is the daughter of a U.S. Senator, and while that bears absolutely no similarity to my own life, we have all been subjected to so much political campaigning over the past few years, the details seem entirely plausible. I feel like she is a character I will be able to understand, and I’m looking forward to reading how the mystery unfolds.

Worth checking out: Yes.


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