Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Making of Us

Synopsis:  From the internationally bestselling author of After the Party comes a delightfully funny, brilliantly poignant novel about three strangers who are brought together by the father they never knew.

Lydia, Dean and Robyn don’t know one another. Yet. Each is facing difficult challenges. Lydia is still wearing the scars from her traumatic childhood. Wealthy and successful, she leads a lonely and disjointed existence. Dean is a young, unemployed, single dad whose life is going nowhere. Robyn is eighteen. Gorgeous, popular and intelligent, she entered her first year of college confident of her dream to become a pediatrician. Now she’s failing her classes. Now she’s falling in love for the first time.

Lydia, Dean and Robyn live very different lives, but each of them, independently, has always felt that something was missing. What they don’t know is that a letter is about to arrive that will turn their lives upside down. It is a letter containing a secret—one that will bind them together and show them what love and family and friendship really mean.

“So good that I practically inhaled it,” praised the Daily Mail (London). The Making of Us is a literary gem that will remind readers of the miracles that happen when we bring life into the world and share our lives with those we love.

My Review: The Making of Us is the first of Lisa Jewell's books that I have read, but not the last.  I really enjoyed it!  I like how there was four different stories in one and how they all come together through the book.  Each chapter is told from one of the four main characters. Each story unfolds and molds with each other until they all come together at the end.  

The Making of Us has very like-able characters that want you to keep reading to see what happens to them all.  Each character is struggling with their own issues and we are taken on the journey of how they resolve them.  

If you are looking for a great read, consider picking up The Making of Us.  I know I am going to pick up some of Lisa's other books, Ralph's Party, Before I Met You, Roommates Wanted and After the Party!  Can't wait to read them.

Meet the Author:  Lisa Jewell is the bestselling author of eight previous novels, including Ralph’s Party and After the Party. She lives in London, England with her husband and two daughters.

Purchase It:  You can purchase The Making of Us online at Amazon for $16.00 (Kindle for $9.99 and Prime Members for $12.24)

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