Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Things We Knew By Catherine West

When their tragic past begins to resurface, can he help her remember the things she can’t?
After her mother’s death twelve years ago, Lynette Carlisle watched her close-knit family unravel. One by one, her four older siblings left their Nantucket home and never returned. All seem to blame their father for their mother’s death, but nobody will talk about that tragic day. And Lynette’s memory only speaks through nightmares.
Then Nicholas Cooper returns to Nantucket, bringing the past with him. Once Lynette’s adolescent crush, Nick knows more about her mother’s death than he lets on. The truth could tear apart his own family—and destroy his fragile friendship with Lynette, the woman he no longer thinks of as a kid sister.
As their father’s failing health and financial concerns bring the Carlisle siblings home, secrets surface that will either restore their shattered relationships or separate the siblings forever. But pulling up anchor on the past propels them into the perfect storm, powerful enough to make them question their faith, their willingness to forgive, and the very truth of all the things they thought they knew.

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Catherine West is an award-winning author writing stories of hope and healing from her island home in Bermuda. Educated in Bermuda, England and Canada, Catherine holds a degree in English from the University of Toronto. When she's not at the computer working on her next story, you can find her taking her Border Collie for long walks or tending to her roses and orchids. She and her husband have two grown children. Catherine is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America, and is represented by Rachelle Gardner of Books & Such Literary Management.
Having previously published three popular romance and women's fiction titles, Catherine will publish her first novel through Harper Collins Christian Publishing this summer. The Things We Knew, a family drama set on Nantucket, releases July 12th, 2016.
Catherine loves to connect with her readers and can be reached at

Love contemporary Fiction? Looking for a new author?
You have found both right here with Catherine West.
This was a really good summer read. A debut book from West but let me tell you this does not read like a new authors book.
I loved the sweet romance and the little twist. I really liked the ending. Lynnie and Nick are characters that you are going to fall in love with.
I loved the story of the dysfunctional siblings.  Really good writing.This is an author to watch out for.
I gave this book 4 stars and I recommend this book.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review. 


  1. I have been waiting to hear what you thought of this new author before I ordered my copy. Thanks Mary I am going to order it now.

  2. Sounds good to me !!!! Blessings,DanaGirl

  3. Mary, I have been waiting to see your review of this one. Facebook friends are all talking about this one. Glad that its worth buying. Amazon has it so looks like I will be reading it.

  4. This is a new author to me.Thanks Mary

  5. My library has this one but there is a waiting list. I may have to wait months or just order my own copy. Liked your review.

  6. I have never heard of this author before. The story sounds really good.

  7. Awesome. I love finding new authors. I will order the book now. Thanks

  8. Sounds like a wonderful book. I need to read this one. Thanks, Mary!

  9. Oh boy a new author. Now that sounds fantastic.

  10. This book sounds wonderful. I can't wait to read it.