Book Review – Everything You Are by Kerry Anne King #bookreview #blogtour @Kerry_Anne_King @suzyapbooktours


Book Details:

Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Publication Date: 10/1/2019
Pages: 356 (Paperback)



I am delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for Everything You Are by Kerry Anne King hosted by Suzy Approved Blog Tours. Thank you Kerry Anne King, and Lake Union Publishing for my review copy!

Goodreads Synopsis:

One tragic twist of fate destroyed Braden Healey’s hands, his musical career, and his family. Now, unable to play, adrift in an alcoholic daze, and with only fragmented memories of his past, Braden wants desperately to escape the darkness of the last eleven years.

When his ex-wife and son are killed in a car accident, Braden returns home, hoping to forge a relationship with his troubled seventeen-year-old daughter, Allie. But how can he hope to rescue her from the curse that seems to shadow his family?

Ophelia “Phee” MacPhee, granddaughter of the eccentric old man who sold Braden his cello, believes the curse is real. She swore an oath to her dying grandfather that she would ensure Braden plays the cello as long as he lives. But he can’t play, and as the shadows deepen and Phee finds herself falling for Braden, she’ll do anything to save him. It will take a miracle of forgiveness and love to bring all three of them back to the healing power of music.

My Opinion:

Ophelia (Phee) MacPhee has received an amazing gift from her granddad for her eighteenth birthday. He has gifted her his business, MacPhee Fine Instruments. She is amazed he has chosen her to carry on the family business and is delighted at the opportunity. What she does not realize is that there is a lot more to this gift than what first meets the eye!

Braden Healey is an amazing cellist, but has fallen on hard times and has not played for years. His ex wife and son are killed in a tragic accident leaving his daughter Allie needing her dad, who she has not seen in eleven years, now more than ever. Ahhh if it were only that easy!

Allie is a tough, stubborn, angry, grieving seventeen-year-old. She is far from willing to accept her dad back into her life with open arms. I can’t really blame her, imagine your father making a sudden appearance back into your life after over a decade. That would be difficult for just about anyone!

Allie and Braden are two lost souls, both denying their common bond – the cello. The cello needs them, just as much as they need it. Braden has his personal demons waiting at the bottom of a bottle. He desperately does not want to drink, but it is so much easier than facing real life. Allie is heading down a very dangerous path, with a boy who does not have her best interest at heart. They both desperately need to turn their lives around before it is too late!

This is a beautifully written story about love, loss, and the music within!

*Everything You Are is available for pre-order at these fine retailers:

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Book Depository

About the Author:

Kerry Anne King is the author of the international bestselling novel Closer Home. Licensed both as an RN and a Mental Health Counselor, she draws on her experience working in the medical and mental health fields to explore themes of loss, grief, and transformation, always with a dose of hope and humor. Kerry lives in a little house in the big woods of the inland northwest with her Viking, three cats, a dog, and a yard full of wild turkey and deer. She also writes fantasy and mystery novels as Kerry Schafer.

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