Thank you to @suzyapprovedbooktours for inviting me on the blog tour for this book! I am so excited to tell you about this book because I really loved it! And look at this gorgeous book cover! ☺️
What it’s about: One tragic twist of fate destroyed Braden Healey’s hands, his musical career, and his family. Now, unable to play, adrift in an alcoholic daze, and with only fragmented memories of his past, Braden wants desperately to escape the darkness of the last eleven years.
When his ex-wife and son are killed in a car accident, Braden returns home, hoping to forge a relationship with his troubled seventeen-year-old daughter, Allie. But how can he hope to rescue her from the curse that seems to shadow his family?
Ophelia “Phee” MacPhee, granddaughter of the eccentric old man who sold Braden his cello, believes the curse is real. She swore an oath to her dying grandfather that she would ensure Braden plays the cello as long as he lives. But he can’t play, and as the shadows deepen and Phee finds herself falling for Braden, she’ll do anything to save him. It will take a miracle of forgiveness and love to bring all three of them back to the healing power of music. 🎼
My Thoughts: I really loved this book! It is beautifully written and it combines music and magical realism with an emotional story of overcoming addiction, healing and forgiveness. The story is told from three POVs: Braden, Phee, and Allie. With each alternating chapter, I felt so connected to all the characters. I couldn’t help but root for them, and I really enjoyed the musical aspect of the story and how it tied all the characters together. The magical realism aspect fit in well with the story, and it gave light to the darkness in the story. I highly recommend this book and if you have Amazon First Reads through Amazon Prime, you can get this book for free in September! It’s so worth checking out! Every Thing You Are will be available on October 1st.
About The Author:
Kerry Anne King is the author of the international bestselling novel Closer Home. Licensed both as an RN and a Mental Health Counselor, she draws on her experience working in the medical and mental health fields to explore themes of loss, grief, and transformation, always with a dose of hope and humor. Kerry lives in a little house in the big woods of the inland northwest with her Viking, three cats, a dog, and a yard full of wild turkey and deer. She also writes fantasy and mystery novels as Kerry Schafer.