Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Things We Leave Unfinished by Rebecca Yarros ~ New Release & Review

Release Date: February 23rd   

  Blurb: Told in alternating timelines, THE THINGS WE LEAVE UNFINISHED examines the risks we take for love, the scars too deep to heal, and the endings we can’t bring ourselves to see coming. Twenty-eight-year-old Georgia Stanton has to start over after she gave up almost everything in a brutal divorce—the New York house, the friends, and her pride. Now back home at her late great-grandmother’s estate in Colorado, she finds herself face-to-face with Noah Harrison, the bestselling author of a million books where the cover is always people nearly kissing. He’s just as arrogant in person as in interviews, and she’ll be damned if the good-looking writer of love stories thinks he’s the one to finish her grandmother’s final novel…even if the publisher swears he’s the perfect fit. Noah is at the pinnacle of his career. With book and movie deals galore, there isn’t much the “golden boy” of modern fiction hasn’t accomplished. But he can’t walk away from what might be the best book of the century—the one his idol, Scarlett Stanton, left unfinished. Coming up with a fitting ending for the legendary author is one thing, but dealing with her beautiful, stubborn, cynical great-granddaughter, Georgia, is quite another. But as they read Scarlett’s words in both the manuscript and her box of letters, they start to realize why Scarlett never finished the book—it’s based on her real-life romance with a World War II pilot, and the ending isn’t a happy one. Georgia knows all too well that love never works out, and while the chemistry and connection between her and Noah is undeniable, she’s as determined as ever to learn from her great-grandmother’s mistakes—even if it means destroying Noah’s career.     
  About the Author: Rebecca Yarros is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of over fifteen novels, including Great and Precious Things and The Last Letter. “A gifted storyteller” (Kirkus), she is also the recipient of the Colorado Romance Writer’s Award of Excellence for Eyes Turned Skyward from her Flight and Glory series. Rebecca loves military heroes and has been blissfully married to hers for almost twenty years. She’s the mother of six children, ranging from kindergarten to law school, and is currently surviving the teenage years with three of her four hockey-playing sons. When she’s not writing, you can find her at the hockey rink or sneaking in some guitar time while guzzling coffee. She and her family live in Colorado with their stubborn English bulldogs, two feisty chinchillas, and a Maine Coon kitten named Artemis, who rules them all. Having fostered then adopted their youngest daughter who is nonverbal and on the autism spectrum, Rebecca is passionate about helping children in the foster system through her nonprofit, One October, which she co-founded with her husband in 2019. To learn more about their mission to better the lives of kids in foster care, visit www.oneoctober.org. To catch up on Rebecca’s latest releases and upcoming novels, including The Things We Leave Unfinished, which just received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, visit www.RebeccaYarros.com. 
  Connect w/Rebecca: Website: http://www.rebeccayarros.com 
Amazon: https://amzn.to/39ZKtZ6

Elizabeth's Review

My rating: 5 of 5 stars - One of the Absolute Best

Review Copy Provided by Publisher 

Things you need to have handy before reading Things We Leave Unfinished:
1) a comfy chair
2) beverage of choice
3) snack
Why do you need all these.... because once you get started reading this heart strings tugging book, you won’t want to put it down until the very end!

Ms Yarros took two stories that would have been interesting on their own and wove them together to create a phenomenal read that spans generations. We see Scarlett and Jameson fall in love during the tension fraught days of WWII and we also see the healing and love story of their great granddaughter, Georgia.

Told via letters and switching between past and present, the feelings of both featured couples radiate off the page. You are with Scarlett when Jameson deploys and she anxiously awaits his return. You are standing beside Georgia when the person who should support her most breaks her heart - again. There are also surprises tucked in this story!

I am not going to say more, because it’s a book that really needs to be experienced by each person for themselves. The one thing I will say - read Things We Leave Unfinished when you have time to spend with it - it will be worth it!

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