Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell.....or Family....the Ties That Bind and Gag

Your family are the ties that bind, and in the case of this book, the ties that gag.  The House We Grew Up In grabbed me from the first few chapters as it told the story of a family that started out picture perfect, living in a beautiful house.  A hippy, earth mother, a quiet, loving father and four cute children searching for Easter eggs.  Looks perfect from the outside.
However, after an unexpected tragedy hits them, you see how delicate the bonds that held this family together really were.
The story followed the disintegration of the family over the years, but it was told in such a pitch perfect voice, that you never felt like there were villians or angels.  Just a group of imperfect people, bound together by blood, but maybe not meant to be in each other's lives.
I was given a free copy of this book by Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.  I honestly loved this book, and will be watching for this author in the future.

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