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Review: The Words Between Us


Title: The Words Between Us

Author: Erin Bartels

Release Date: September 3rd, 2019

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads

Synopsis from Goodreads: Robin Windsor has spent most of her life under an assumed name, running from her family's ignominious past. She thought she'd finally found sanctuary in her rather unremarkable used bookstore just up the street from the marina in River City, Michigan. But the store is struggling and the past is hot on her heels. When she receives an eerily familiar book in the mail on the morning of her father's scheduled execution, Robin is thrown back to the long-lost summer she met Peter Flynt, the perfect boy who ruined everything. That book--a first edition Catcher in the Rye--is soon followed by the other books she shared with Peter nearly twenty years ago, with one arriving in the mail each day. But why would Peter be making contact after all these years? And why does she have a sinking feeling that she's about to be exposed all over again? With evocative prose that recalls the classic novels we love, Erin Bartels pens a story that shows that words--the ones we say, the ones we read, and the ones we write--have more power than we imagine.

My Review: I loved this story. I don’t usually love stories that offer a dual timeline but this one was very well done and the flow still felt very natural. I loved the story of the books that they passed back and forth and the importance of our words. I loved that this was a book about books, and the ways in which books can help us grieve and deal. I really enjoyed the poems that Robin put inside each book as well. I also felt that the supporting characters were well done as well. Overall I really enjoyed it and definitely recommend picking it up.

*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*


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