Tuesday, September 3, 2013

YOU KNEW ME WHEN by Emily Liebert

Taking a little break from YA today. I know. Crazy, right? But I'm so excited to share this book with you!!

Best friends forever… until life got in the way. Katherine Hill left her small New England hometown in pursuit of a dream. Now, twelve years later, she’s a high-powered cosmetics executive in Manhattan and a much glossier version of her former self, unrecognizable to her family and old friends. Not that she would know—she hasn’t been home in over a decade.

Laney Marten always swore she’d never get "stuck” in Manchester, Vermont. No, she was destined to live out her glamorous big-city dreams. Instead, she wound up a young wife and mother. That was when her best friend ran out.

When Katherine receives word of an inheritance from former neighbor Luella Hancock, she reluctantly returns home to the people and places she left behind. Hoping for a second chance, she’s met by an unforgiving Laney, her former best friend. And there’s someone else who’s moved on without her—someone she once loved.

Tethered to their shared inheritance of Luella’s sprawling Victorian mansion, Katherine and Laney are forced to address their long-standing grudges. Through this, they come to understand that while life has taken them in different directions, ultimately the bonds of friendship and sisterhood still bind them together. But are some wounds too old and deep to mend?

First off I must say that even if you're a diehard YA reader you should really check this one out. With the many flashbacks into Laney and Katherine's past it reads like a YA. There's romance, friendship and tears — the good kind, I promise! Emily's characters made me laugh (repeatedly) especially Laney with her quick wit and passionate personality. Long after I finished this book I was still thinking about these characters. My list of women's fiction authors is very small: Sophie Kinsella, Kristan Higgins, and well... that's it. I read a lot of YA. But Emily Liebert is definitely added to that list. Can't wait for her next one!

I highly recommend you check out Emily Liebert's, YOU KNEW ME WHEN. It will keep you reading!