Pieces of My Life by Rachel Dann
A journey she never expected…
Title: Pieces of My Life
Author: Rachel Dann
Publish Date: May 17, 2017
Source: NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
Kirsty is happy. Really, she is. After five years with her boyfriend, Harry, she’s ready to take things to the next step and turn that spare room into a little nursery. And she thought Harry was too.
Only, it turns out that Harry’s ‘big news’ is actually not that he wants to try for a baby, but that he wants to travel to South America – with Kirsty! She’ll just have to trust that after their trip of a lifetime, Harry will be ready to settle down for good.
Arriving in hot, steamy Ecuador it soon becomes clear that Harry is hiding something. Something that he’s been hiding for years. And as Kirsty’s dreams are at risk of shattering, she begins to pick up the pieces of the life that she’s put off for so long…
Spoilers Ahead. *BEWARE*
Ruby Lee says…
A few weeks ago, on a long car ride, I had a good discussion with a friend about the reputation of the romance genre and books that are classified as “Chick Lit.” Many people feel that these genres have nothing important to say. I argued that it depends on the author and not the genre to give a book meaning. Pieces of My Life is the perfect example to support that argument.
Before I read Pieces of my Life only 45 books out of my 696 read books on Goodreads had 5 star ratings. After reading this brilliantly designed story, there are 46. Rachel Dann weaves together a story that speaks about social justice issues for women in Ecuador, South America, reconnecting with a distant father, a young woman’s journey to find herself, and intrigue of a great love story.
In most books, I would argue that these are too many themes for one book, but Dann has the magic ability to make them flow together flawlessly. She creates rich and deep characters that come alive in a reader’s mind. When the book ended, I immediately began to miss them.
Amazingly, this is Dann’s first book which leads me to wonder where she has been all this time. If this is her first try, I can’t wait to see what’s next. We might have to add higher numbers to our rating system.
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