by Colleen Hoover
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FROM #1 'NEW YORK TIMES' BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF 'IT ENDS WITH US' COMES A POIGNANT NOVEL ABOUT FAMILY, FIRST LOVE, GRIEF, AND BETRAYAL THAT WILL TOUCH THE HEARTS OF BOTH MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS.
Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year old daughter, Clara, would like nothing more than to be NOTHING alike.
Morgan is determined to prevent her daughter from making the same mistakes she did. By getting pregnant and married way too young, Morgan put her own dreams on hold. Clara doesn't want to follow in her mother's footsteps. Her predictable mother doesn't have a spontaneous bone in her body.
With warring personalities and conflicting goals, Morgan and Clara find it increasingly difficult to coexist. The only person who can bring peace to the household is Chris - Morgan's husband, Clara's father, and the family anchor. But the peace is shattered when Chris is involved in a tragic and questionable accident. The heartbreaking and long-lasting consequences will reach far beyond just Morgan and Clara.
While struggling to rebuild everything that crashed around them, Morgan finds comfort in the last person se expects to, and Clara turns to the one boy she's been forbidden to see. With each each passing day, new secrets, resentment, and misunderstandings make mother and daughter fall further apart. So far apart, it might be impossible for them to ever fall back together.
Regretting You by Colleen Hoover was a wonderful tug at your heartstrings story that doesn’t fit neatly into one genre. A coming of age, YA romance and women’s fiction about relatable flawed characters dealing with love and loss.
The story centers on Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara. Hoover’s characters become real to the reader and you’ll connect emotionally and think about them long after you’ve finished their story.
We briefly learn about Morgan as a teen. Meet her friends, then boyfriend, now husband and sister before fast-forwarding to present day and Morgan’s birthday party.
Hoover gives us both Clara and Morgan’s perspectives as Clara navigates a new relationship and both mother and daughter enter unchartered waters when their lives are thrown of course. Old friends, secrets, misunderstands, resentment, truths and more unfold.
While the story only offers us a brief glimpse into the lives of Clara and Morgan, Hoover offers depth, insight and such raw emotions. She allowed me not only to connect to Morgan but also to Clara and to understand this young woman’s actions and emotions.
I laughed, cried and felt for the characters as their story unfolded. I loved how Hoover allowed me to feel their emotions. It was raw, realistic and heartfelt.
Regretting You touches on love, healing, faith, family, truth, and forgiveness. It was beautifully done. This is a book I would gift my daughter, a friend or a colleague.
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I know this is late but I’ve kept the email to make sure I read your thoughts and it just got buried. I loved this book as well. It was so well written and gave me every feeling there is. It has made its way into my top 2 by her and that’s no easy feat!
I didn’t like the book I read from her years ago, but I’ve heard such amazing and wonderful things about this one that I am def willing to give her another try.
Teresa Mary Rose
I cant wait to read this one! Everyone is loving it and I always enjoy CoHo.. Great review!
Great review Kimberly. It is available on read/listen on KU, so I will have to grab it. It sounds like a great story to listen to with a great multi-genre appeal.
I have been told Hoover does romance very well, but it sounds like she also managed to nail the mother daughter relationship being worked through in this one. I so need to read something by her D:
This sounds such a powerful story – and must chime with so many women… Thank you for a wonderful review:)
I have been wondering about this one and your review has convinced me I want to read it. I like the themes it touches on. Marking it to read! Hmm must look at the library.
Anne - Books of My Heart
This one seems to be a real hit. Excellent review. I’ve enjoyed everything I have read by Hoover.
Jonetta (Ejaygirl) | Blue Mood Café
I can’t wait to listen to this one! Excellent review, Kimberly? and I especially love the genre mix.
Love these multi-generational type stories. Not surprised she hit you with all the feels.
I love this author and I’m so so so curious to try this book too
i read my first hoover book when i won a copy and she was nice enough to send me two books. she is a wonderful writer and helped open my mind to more romance
*highfivesyou* I loved this as well. It was just so much fun getting both an adult book and a YA all wrapped up in one!
Debbie S Haupt
I just saw another review of this Kim and they both make me want to go get it. Thanks