Thursday, 27 August 2015

BOOK PROMO & REVIEW - If You Only Knew by Kristan Higgins


Title:  If You Only Knew
Author: Kristan Higgins
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication date: 25 August 2015


 Synopsis
Sisterhood in all its drama, hilarity and tears is at the heart of New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins's thoroughly captivating new novel, featuring the wit and romance that readers have come to expect from the much-loved creator of the Blue Heron series... 
Wedding-dress designer Jenny Tate understands the happily-ever-after business, yet somehow she's still involved in her ex-husband's life. In fact, Owen's new wife may—inexplicably—be Jenny's new best friend. Sensing this, well, relationship isn't helping her move on, Jenny trades the Manhattan skyline for her hometown up the Hudson, where she'll be able to bask in her sister Rachel's picture-perfect family life…and hopefully make one of her own. 
Her timing couldn't be more perfect, since Rachel will need her younger sister. Her idyllic marriage has just fallen to pieces in spectacular fashion after she discovers her husband sexting with one of his colleagues. Second chances aren't in Rachel's nature, but the desire for an intact family has her rethinking her stance on adultery, much to Jenny's surprise. Rachel points to their parents' "perfect" marriage as a shining example, but to protect her sister Jenny may have to tarnish that memory—and their relationship­—and reveal a secret about their family she's been keeping since childhood. 
During this summer of secrets and lies, temptation and revelation, Jenny and Rachel will rely on each other to find the humor in their personal catastrophes, the joy in their triumphs…and the strength to keep hanging on.




Trish's rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Sisterly stars

I really enjoyed reading If Only You Knew by Kristan Higgins. It was a little different to her other books, more dramatic than the previous books I’ve read, but nonetheless, I really enjoyed it.

If Only You Knew is a story of two sisters dealing with a number of issues in their lives. It is filled with pain for both of them – one dealing with an unfaithful husband, the other dealing with a recent divorce.

Both sisters are extremely interesting - their secrets, their struggle and the drama that unfolds was intriguing. They are quite different from one another and their distinct voices excelled between the alternating POVs. Each supporting character had a role to play. Some more likeable than others.

But the strength these woman show is remarkable. I loved watching them come full circle.

I really love the way that Kristan Higgins writes. Her characters are always well developed and always relatable. Her writing style is witty, entertaining and vivid.

A great story with inspirational female characters and a perfect theme of courage, change and hope.
Recommended read.

Thank you to Harlequin Australia for providing an advanced reading copy for this review.


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About the Author


Kristan Higgins is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of more than a dozen novels. Her books have been honored with dozens of awards and accolades, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Library Journal, the New York Journal of Books and Romantic Times.