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Wednesday, August 6, 2014
From DC to GA
Published: August 5, 2014 by Harper Paperbacks
I've read a few books about discovering after someone's death the person you knew may not have been all that they were (The Pilot's Wife and The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. specifically). These books were about the loss of a husband and friend respectively, but each time I couldn't help but relate it back to the loss of my own mom. It's not that I ever found out she was a completely different person, but more that after death you can't ask anymore questions. You can't help but wonder what she may have been thinking. This was the main reason why I lost myself so much in Cancel the Wedding, since it does deal with a character discovering her mother's hidden life after her death.
There is a bit of a love story too, as you might guess from the title. And while I found it enjoyable, I still enjoyed the mystery and discovery part far better. Although still not to the extent that I found myself racing through the relationship sections or looking forward till the next discovery. I still thought the pacing worked perfect, and felt there was just enough of a love story to balance things out.
In case you aren't sure how much I enjoyed this, I've already added it to my list of Top 10 Books of the Year, so Far. It just really spoke to me. But I do think that even without a similar background, you couldn't help but fall in love with this one.
Disclosure: I was provided this book through TLC Book Tours. All opinions expressed are my own.