This book was so wonderful!
The Pieces We Keep is a beautifully written story of two women. They are two women with conflicts and fears. Ms. McMorris provides readers with joy and a realistic story of friendship and loss.
As with Kristina's other books one POV is set in the past. But, unlike her other books one is set in the US.
The two stories are intertwined as the book progresses making one complete story for us to enjoy! All the characters in The Pieces We Keep are wonderful.
This would make a great book for a book club as it includes a Reader's Guide in the back.
I received a copy of this book for free to review, this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own.
In this richly emotional novel, Kristina McMorris evokes the depth of a mother's bond with her child, and the power of personal histories to echo through generations...
Two years have done little to ease veterinarian Audra Hughes's grief over her husband's untimely death. Eager for a fresh start, Audra plans to leave Portland for a new job in Philadelphia. Her seven-year-old son, Jack, seems apprehensive about flying--but it's just the beginning of an anxiety that grows to consume him.
As Jack's fears continue to surface in recurring and violent nightmares, Audra hardly recognizes the introverted boy he has become. Desperate, she traces snippets of information unearthed in Jack's dreams, leading her to Sean Malloy, a struggling US Army veteran wounded in Afghanistan. Together they unravel a mystery dating back to World War II, and uncover old family secrets that still have the strength to wound--and perhaps, at last, to heal.
Intricate and beautifully written, The Pieces We Keep illuminates those moments when life asks us to reach beyond what we know and embrace what was once unthinkable. Deftly weaving together past and present, herein lies a story that is at once poignant and thought-provoking, and as unpredictable as the human heart.