Life and Other Inconviences
Title: Life and Other Inconveniences
Author: Kristen Higgens
Release Date: August 6th, 2019
Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
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Synopsis from Goodreads: Emma London never thought she had anything in common with her grandmother Genevieve London. The regal old woman came from wealthy and bluest-blood New England stock, but that didn’t protect her from life’s cruelest blows: the disappearance of Genevieve’s young son, followed by the premature death of her husband. But Genevieve rose from those ashes of grief and built a fashion empire that was respected the world over, even when it meant neglecting her other son. When Emma’s own mother died, her father abandoned her on his mother’s doorstep. Genevieve took Emma in and reluctantly raised her–until Emma got pregnant her senior year of high school. Genevieve kicked her out with nothing but the clothes on her back…but Emma took with her the most important London possession: the strength not just to survive but to thrive. And indeed, Emma has built a wonderful life for herself and her teenage daughter, Riley. So what is Emma to do when Genevieve does the one thing Emma never expected of her and, after not speaking to her for nearly two decades, calls and asks for help?
My Review: This story introduced me to characters I immediately fell in love with. Though the cast is wide and varied, each offering a unique perspective I found that I enjoyed them all. Each character had a depth and brought something special to the story. That being said, there were too many side stories in this book. I found that in parts I skimmed a little because I wanted to get back to the main story, not read about a side characters troubles. Despite that tiny issue, I loved the book. The story just has so much heart. Its about dying on our terms, and living on them as well. It’s about hope, forgiveness and most of all family. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes a character driven story with a lot of heart, a little mystery and a dash of romance.
*I received this book from Berkley Publishing in exchange for an honest review*