“We don’t love each other the easy way.. but our hearts are in the right place every single time. The words will come from you, the deeds will come from me. I trust that. But, what we have between us in impossible to express sometimes. It’s real and it’s big.. and sometimes it creates flaws.”
“Just the two of us. Lying under the hot sky. And I expect there must be some kind of tonic in the air, some kind of vaporous love potion, because I cannot look at this man without desiring to touch him… I am punch drunk, I am dead gone.”
“Maybe there are people in the world who are meant to be alone. Maybe they touch lives for brief moments, intermittent connections with long-lasting effects. Maybe we’re meant to learn from our goodbyes. Or maybe not. Maybe it’s all a bunch of nonsense that sounds good in theory but rips you apart, leaving everything broken.”
“An absorbing tale of love, loss, and the ties that bind..” -Booklist
So, yes, I didn’t like this book. But, I didn’t like it because it felt real. Therese Anne Fowler did an incredible job writing a book that makes the reader feel uncomfortable, tense, angry, disappointed and just down-right sad.
After breaking the spell that confined her to the shallows of marshland and weakened her magic, Elena is struggling to return to her former life. And the vineyard she was destined to inherit is now in the possession of a handsome stranger.
The iconic Olive returns and struggles to understand not only herself and her own life but the lives of those around her in the town of Crosby, Maine.
Thank you Atria Books for gifting me a copy of The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell. “Be careful who you
“There’s a big difference between being a coward and putting your emotional safety first.”
“Who knows how many people have gotten divorced simply because they failed to recognize that what they thought were insurmountable problems were actually just temporary phases.”
I always cherish the books that this duo writes but I think Twice in a Blue Moon may have just become one of my favorite from the dynamic writing duo, Christina Lauren.