Title: When We Fall
Author: Emily Liebert
Publisher: NAL Trade
Publish Date: September 2, 2014
Source: I received a copy from the PR; however, this did not affect my review.
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "Ready for a fresh start,
Allison Parker moves back to her hometown in the suburbs of New York.
While she’d once savored the dynamic pace of city life, sadly, it lost
its allure after her husband’s untimely death. Now, ready to focus on
her art career accompanied by her ten-year-old son, Logan, Allison
doesn’t anticipate that her past will resurface. When the wife of her
husband’s best friend from summer camp takes her under her wing, things
begin to spin out of control.
At one time, Charlotte Crane
thought she had it all—a devoted husband, a beautiful little girl, and
enough financial security to never have to worry. But behind her perfect
facade lie a strained marriage and a fractured relationship with her
sister. When new girl Allison arrives in Wincourt, Charlotte welcomes
the chance to build a friendship. Before long, Charlotte begins to see
her life through Allison’s eyes, and the cracks in her seemingly
flawless existence become impossible to ignore.
As Allison heals
from the loss of her husband—even wondering if she might be ready to
date again—Charlotte feels more distant from her loved ones than ever
before. The emerging friendship between the two women appears to be just
the antidote both of them so desperately need...until everything falls
My Two Cents:
"When We Fall" is the story of two very different women. Allison is a woman who has to move back to her hometown for fresh start with her young son. She isn't looking forward to moving to her hometown, which she knows he's filled with catty women but she thinks it will be better to be home. Charlotte is one of those women (who fits into exactly the group that Allison is worried about) who wants everything to look perfect and it does look perfect, at least from the outside. But inside, it's a whole different story. Charlotte lets her fears get the best of her and causes a commotion in the small town. This is a story about friendship and trying to see that the grass is not always greener on the other side.
I really enjoyed this book. I could fully understand Allison's hesitancy in wanting to go back to her small hometown. I really like her character and the one that really surprised me was how much I ended up liking Charlotte. Charlotte is definitely not the easiest character to like. She is so lost and trying to make up for so many things by overcompensating a little bit. As the book goes on we learned that it's that Charlotte is really just so afraid that she doesn't know what to do. She's definitely a good lesson in why you should never jump to conclusions.
The writing of this book was pretty good. I really liked how the author was able to create such different characters. I did think that the ending dramatic event was a little bit far-fetched because I didn't really understand Charlotte's actions. But overall, the author does a really good job of showing us the various character motivations which really will help the reader get into the book. Overall, I thought this was a good story about two women who aren't exactly sure what they're looking for but they know that don't know when they find it.