Monday, March 12, 2018

Little Do We Know by Tamara Ireland Stone and US giveaway of ARC of her book!

Dear Readers:
If you don't know this already, I love Tamara Ireland Stone. Not only is she an amazing writer, but she's a first class person- kind, generous, and just plain interesting. I was thrilled when I got the chance to read and review yet another one of her great books in advance of publication. Not only is this a wonderful book but LOOK AT THAT COVER!!!!

29924360Goodreads Book description: Next-door neighbors and ex-best friends Hannah and Emory haven’t spoken in months. Not since the fight—the one where they said things they couldn’t take back.

Now, Emory is fine-tuning her UCLA performing arts application and trying to make the most of the months she has left with her boyfriend, Luke, before they head off to separate colleges. Meanwhile, Hannah’s strong faith is shaken when her family’s financial problems come to light, and she finds herself turning to unexpected places—and people—for answers to the difficult questions she’s suddenly facing.

No matter how much Hannah and Emory desperately want to bridge the thirty-six steps between their bedroom windows, they can’t. Not anymore.

Until their paths cross unexpectedly when, one night, Hannah finds Luke doubled over in his car outside her house. In the aftermath of the accident, all three struggle to understand what happened in their own ways. But when a devastating secret about Hannah and Emory’s argument ultimately comes to light, they must all reexamine the things they hold true.

In alternating chapters, a skeptic and a believer piece together the story of their complex relationship and the boy caught somewhere in the middle. New York Times best-selling author Tamara Ireland Stone deftly crafts a moving portrait of faith, love, and friendship.

My rating: 4 couches

My review: I absolutely love Tamara's books, so when I heard she was coming out with another contemporary, I was thrilled! I really enjoyed Little Do We Know! Thanks to Disney for sending this to me for review, and this fact does not change my rating or my review.

Little Do We know stars two protagonists in alternating chapters. We have Hannah, who is a devout Christian, who has never had her faith shaken... until now, and Emory, who lives next door. These two girls have been best friends their entire lives but one night changes everything.

I really enjoyed getting to know both Emory and particularly Hannah, who to me was the more intriguing of the two. I liked reading about someone who is questioning, and seeking, because I feel like blind faith is almost easier than seeking out the truth, pondering, and then making that decision to be faithful even so. Luke, Emory's boyfriend, was another great character and whose arc changes the fates of the two girls. I liked how the story came together, and how Hannah's church and father were shown to be human and three dimensional but still likeable.

I'm not sure how I feel about the big reveal at the end because I see why it was needed at the end, but it almost felt anticlimactic after everything that happens.

Overall, another lovely contemporary written by Tamara Ireland Stone. I will continue to pick up every book she writes!


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