Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Everything After

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Synopsis (from Amazon):  The Light We Lost mixes with a touch of Daisy Jones and the Six in this novel of first love, passion, and the power of choice--and how we cannot escape the people we are meant to be.

Two loves. Two choices. One chance to follow her dreams.

Emily has come a long way since she lost her two passions fifteen years ago: music, and Rob. She's a psychologist at NYU who helps troubled college students like the one she once was. Together with her caring doctor husband, Ezra, she has a beautiful life. They're happy. They hope to start a family. But when a tragic event in Emily's present too closely echoes her past, and parts of her story that she'd hoped never to share come to light, her perfect life is suddenly upturned. Then Emily hears a song on the radio about the woman who got away. The melody and voice are hauntingly familiar. Could it be? As Emily's past passions come roaring back into her life, she'll find herself asking: Who is she meant to be? Who is she meant to love?

One (or more) Sentence Summary:  I was so excited to read Everything After since I loved Jill Santopolo's The Light We Lost. Everything After is filled with raw/real emotions of things given up in the past and what could have been in Emily's life. When Emily reconnects with her college sweetheart (and bandmate) at a venue he is playing - all sorts of "what ifs" come crashing back.  

Like all of Santopolo's books, you will not be disappointed in this one.  Short chapters (alternate between present and past), easy to read and fall in love with some characters and their stories, and some twists that make this book different from others.

Jill Santopolo is the internationally best-selling author of More Than Words, The Light We Lost, which was a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick, and the forthcoming Everything After (available March 9, 2021). Her books have been translated into more than 35 languages, and have been named to the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Apple, and Indie Bound bestseller lists. She is also the author of the Alec Flint Mysteries, the Sparkle Spa series, and the Follow Your Heart books. Jill has traveled all over the U.S.—and to Canada and Europe—to speak about writing and storytelling. She lives in New York City and Washington, DC.


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