Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara, would like nothing more than to be nothing alike.
Morgan is determined to prevent her daughter from making the same mistakes she did. By getting pregnant and married way too young, Morgan put her own dreams on hold. Clara doesn’t want to follow in her mother’s footsteps. Her predictable mother doesn’t have a spontaneous bone in her body.
With warring personalities and conflicting goals, Morgan and Clara find it increasingly difficult to coexist. The only person who can bring peace to the household is Chris—Morgan’s husband, Clara’s father, and the family anchor. But that peace is shattered when Chris is involved in a tragic and questionable accident. The heartbreaking and long-lasting consequences will reach far beyond just Morgan and Clara.
While struggling to rebuild everything that crashed around them, Morgan finds comfort in the last person she expects to, and Clara turns to the one boy she’s been forbidden to see. With each passing day, new secrets, resentment, and misunderstandings make mother and daughter fall further apart. So far apart, it might be impossible for them to ever fall back together.
★★★★ 5 𝓢𝓽𝓪𝓻 𝓡𝓮𝓿𝓲𝓮𝔀 ★★★★
I always find myself at a loss of words when it comes to reviewing books that hit my soul hard. It typically happens when I read Mrs. Hoover's books. This one is no exception. No matter what words I use to try to express my thoughts and feelings I can't do this book justice.
This book is full of love, loss, mending, finding who you are, family, friendship, trust... I think you get the point. There is so much wrapped up in this book. I found myself lost in the story of these two women who have lost so much, but they forgot what all they still had.
The writing and telling of this story is everything. It's told in the best way possible. There is no way it could be told any other way. The characters are well developed. The story flows. The plot is heavy. I was completely lost in these characters and their journey.
I don't know how Hoover does it time and time again. Her writing and creativity blow my mind with each book. Even if you don't connect to any of her books on a personal level, there is always an element to her stories that will grab you and not let go. Her books always tend to stay with me for long after I have finished them. This one is no different.