I came across this title by accident and I am so glad that I did. The story reveals long-held secrets and a series of circumstances within a family that could cause anyone to grieve.

The character’s struggle also prompts you to question and explore your own thoughts and feelings surrounding hurt or loss . . . about the dynamics of maintaining our sanity, a marriage, siblings, our parents, and our own parental roles . . . how these relationships can evolve or dissolve.

Julee Balko has written a beautiful debut novel featuring the complex nature of family, of real love, tried and tested by the hardships of life.

I’d like to thank the author, NetGalley, and GenZ Publishing for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Things We Keep for an honest review.  4 stars.

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