All We Knew by Jamie Beck
Once again, Jamie Beck has delivered a well-written, emotional, heartbreaking and beautiful story of love, life and loss.
In the second installment of the Cabots we learn more about Sara and Hunter Cabot; both very likable characters that have hopes, dreams, flaws and a lot of love for each other. One of the things I love about Jamie’s books is that she tackles real-life obstacles like letting work take over your life, losing yourself in your own pain, and failing to communicate with those most important to you.
I always hear people say, “If they’d just talked, none of this would have been an issue.” Well, yeah, that’s true. Sadly, it’s a problem a lot of people have. We’re afraid to open up, to let even those we love see our deepest, darkest dreams and fears, and Sara and Hunter are no different.
Plus, there’s life getting in the way and wearing you down and Sara and Hunter have plenty going on with their struggle to have a child, complicated family dynamics, being torn in multiple directions, and watching their dreams slip away. No wonder at times they’re short tempered and impatient with the other, not to mention focused on different priorities. There were a couple of instances where I wanted to reach out and slap both of them. People can be so stubborn and close-minded. At the same time, I totally got it…life is not easy.
Yet even when I thought all hope was lost and my heart was broken beyond repair for these two, Jamie Beck gave me hope. Sara and Hunter truly love each other. They’re good people, they just need to grow and learn that life requires flexibility.
I smiled. I laughed. I cried, all the while rooting for these two and that love would win in the end. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a complex, well-layered story with rounded characters that you can relate to.
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