It’s the one year anniversary of Hannah Downing’s Pieces of Us. To celebrate, Hannah has gathered together some of her author friends and review blogs to host a blog hop with prizes. We all love prizes, don’t we? More on that later. First, I want to share my review of the book.
Charlotte Barnes believed her life was perfect until a betrayal forced her from everything she knew and loved. Devastated and trying to put the past behind her, Charlotte sought a new life in a new town.
Now, five years later, her fiancé has convinced her it’s time to return home and face her past. But will the truth she learns and the people she reconnects with destroy her carefully crafted happiness?
Hannah Downing has created an emotional rollercoaster about lost love and the way one indiscretion can change the course of your life. Charlotte questions every decision she’s ever made, but she may discover that when you lose everything, you can truly find yourself.
A recommended read
So, this has been on my TBR list since release and I finally read it when I signed up for the blog hop. The reason I left it so long is that Pieces of Us deals with a tough subject matter and that’s infidelity. I’m no stranger to either side of that coin but at this stage of my life I have pretty hard line views on a lot of subjects. This is one. I have zero tolerance.
Setting that aside and judging the book on its own merits and how the author dealt with the subject matter, I was pleasantly surprised. Charlotte’s turmoil felt very real to me. It is a simple fact that when a relationship breaks down there is more lost than the relationship between the couple. There is a ripple effect that doesn’t end with the wider family but seeps into all future relationships. Pieces of Us very nicely showed how one person can put their own feelings ahead of others in both a negative and a positive way. For Charlotte that was the man who cheated and the man who realized to move forward, she must resolve her past. It also showed how facing the past can have rewards.
This was a quick read and intense at times, yet it left me with a feeling resolution for Charlotte that I was happy with.
- A signed paperback copy of Pieces of Us
- One of 5 signed promo cards for Pieces of Us
- One of 3 ebooks of Pieces of Us
- A $20 Amazon gift card
To enter, all you need to do is drop by each blog on the hop, leave a message and collect the letter. The letters make a word. My letter is
For full details of how to win prizes drop by Hannah’s blog.