Title: The Ones Who Matter Most
Author: Rachael Herron
Publish Date: April 5, 2016
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "After her husband dies
unexpectedly, Abby Roberts comes across something startling: wedding
photographs of him with another woman, along with pictures of a baby
boy. Shocked, Abby does something utterly impulsive: She embarks on a
journey to discover the family her husband apparently left behind.
has always been tight for single mom Fern Reyes, and never tighter than
now. But this month, in place of a child-support check, her ex's
pretty, privileged wife appears on her doorstep with far too many
questions. Unfortunately, her young son is so taken with Abby that Fern
doesn’t have the heart to send her away.
What begins as one
woman’s search for truth becomes a deep bond forged between the
unlikeliest of people, and the discovery that there are many ways to
make a family—as long as you take care..."
My Two Cents:
"The Ones Who Matter Most" is the story of Abby who wants freedom from her husband. When he dies suddenly, Abby realizes how much she didn't know about him and how much he had hidden. He had an entire family that Abby knew nothing about. Fern and Matias were abandoned and have always been jealous of the other woman: Abby. When Abby forcible inserts herself into their lives, they are shaken. This is a story of family and secrets. Sometimes family is not the ones we are born with but the ones we make.
Those in this book are put into some unthinkable circumstances. I loved both of the women main characters in this book: Abby and Fern. They are both very different. Abby is sort of a shrinking violet who doesn't have a lot of confidence. Fern is incredibly strong. These women will create a lot of friction between them. I loved how we see them change throughout the book. It was so interesting to see them go from butting heads to finding peace.
I was so intrigued by the story of these two families. The author does a really good job of giving us a lot of good detail about the characters without an information dump. I loved getting to know these characters. They will definitely stick with me for a really long time! I got so sucked into their story and could not wait to see how it all ended!