Still Waters by Lindsey P. Brackett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Brackett's debut novel isn't one to miss. These characters are written with so much depth to their lives that you'll be amazed how many feelings she fits into one book!
I will admit it took me a little bit to get sucked in because I wasn't sure what some of the issues Brackett was alluding to were. But once I started to piece together those issues it wasn't a matter of understanding the backstory but figuring out how the characters were going to overcome all their complex issues.
This book is full of hurt and painful pasts to a level that makes it very easy to relate to. The character's sufferings were hard but not unlike what people deal with everyday. I appreciated the realistic lives they led. I also really appreciated the overarching theme that people can overcome past hurts and experiences. I also loved that no one in this book was perfect. Sometimes fiction can make characters' lives too easy and that gets old fast. You won't find that in this book.
The main theme of this book is not the romance but the scenes that involve romance are quite good. I really liked Tennessee a lot. He was such a sweet guy and I loved how patient he was. I found myself getting excited whenever he was in a scene.
I always love books that focus on forgiveness. It is such a difficult thing but causes so much healing when it is given and received.
The author sent me an advanced copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion.
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