About All My Loved Ones

All My Loved Ones

All My Loved Ones is the story of Kerris Wells, who moves to a small northern Canadian town to rebuild her own life whilere building a house following her divorce. Taking her first steps into her new reality, Kerris misses her beloved grandmother, who was her oasis during Kerris’s difficult childhood. A series of discoveries reveal truths about her grandmother; she did not die as Kerris had been told; she had in fact abandoned her family and headed north.

Struggling to understand what happened, Kerris follows in her grandmother’s footsteps and finds a faith that helps her not only understand but forgive the woman who left her. Along the way, she gains the strength to let go of the anger and pain leftover from her divorce, making room within herself for new love and friendship. As Kerris draws closer to a handful of neighborhood children (and a certain local single dad), she also learns that—despite her sorrow at never having had children—there is more than one way to be a mother.

My review

I loved this book by Kristen McKendry so much! It was one of those books that I read in 24 hours. I didn’t want to stop reading it. This book seemed to me to be more women’s fiction with a bit of romance than a true romance. It was amazing!

I loved Kerris. She’s recently divorced and recently been left a house by someone in a small town called Smoke River. She has no idea who though. I loved the way she took Finn in from the start. Even though she had never been a mother, she was able to mother him. And those kids that she met along the way too. This was one of my favorite things about the story!

The reader sees the whole story through Kerris’ eyes. That makes it so they only know what she knows. There were several twists in the plot because of this, and that made me love it even more.

I loved the journey of discovery Kerris went on in this book. She not only learned a lot about herself. She eventually learned about the owner of the house and just why they wanted to stay anonymous. I loved how she was able to dig in and learn even more at that point.

And I loved that there was a touch of romance. This was such a great book!

I was sent a copy of All My Loved Ones as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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