Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Book Review: Carly's Gift

From Goodreads:

What's in the past is over and done with . . . or is it?

Sixteen years ago Carly Hargrove made a decision that would irrevocably alter her life. With little comprehension of the life-long consequences of her actions, she trades her own future happiness to protect the man she's loved since kindergarten, David Montgomery.

With an ocean separating them, Carly builds a life for herself without David. She's the mother of three, lives in a beautiful house, and is married to a man who comes home every night—even if most of those nights he drinks too much. What more could she want?

Her answer arrives on a cold fall day when David shows up at her door. In town for his father's funeral, he has come to see Carly one last time, hoping to rid himself of the anger that still consumes him.

Instead, he is drawn into a web of secrets that rekindles the fierce need he once felt to protect Carly. He becomes caught up in her life in a way he never could have imagined—a way that will bind him to her forever.

My thoughts on the book:

I really enjoyed this book.  I wouldn't classify it as chick lit because the characters had more depth and the situations addressed in the book were more complex, but it tended towards that sort of genre.  I was engaged in the book early on as I was curious about the choice Carly had made all those years ago as it is not revealed until you are quite a ways into the book. 

In summary, it was a fast and engaging book. I gave it 3 stars on Goodreads.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from TLC Book Tours. I was not compensated for this review, and the opinions are my own.  


Kelly said...

Haha, now I'm curious too! :)

Jeanie said...

Well-written review, Lisa. Sounds interesting!

Nora said...

Hmmmm... just enough info to make me want to read it :)

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Thanks for the review! You read so much!!

Shoshanah said...

I feel like I've been seeing this book around a lot lately without really knowing what it's about. Your description almost makes it sound like a Jodi Picuoult book meets chick lit, which makes me think I'd probably enjoy at least parts of it too.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for being on the tour.