Friday, July 29, 2016
UNTIL HARRY by L.A. Casey
Montlake Romance Books, July 2016
Obtained via: publisher
If you only read one book this summer, make sure you read L.A. Casey’s UNTIL HARRY. It is a heartwarming and definitely heartwrenching coming of age tale of love’s awakening, deep loss and friendships that never end. Warning – this story requires lots of tissues.
Lane has been a continent away from home and the people that mean most to her for the past six years when she gets news that her beloved uncle has died and it is time to come home. And while saying goodbye may be the hardest thing ever for Lane to do, seeing her childhood best friend, Kale, is what she dreads the most. Because Kale is the reason she left in the first place. Moving across the ocean was supposed to give her the opportunity to get over him and get on with her life. But running away never solves anything.
L.A. Casey’s UNTIL HARRY really was just that beautiful, sad, emotional and unforgettable. This reader had to put the book down more than once and run for the tissues. Really. The main character, Lane, tells the story of her past as she returns home for the funeral of her beloved uncle and is forced to face all the things she has been putting off for the last six years. So readers get a good feel for Lane as both a child growing up, her teen years and now who she is as an adult. We see all the ways she has changed, grown up, faced adversity and heart break and come out the other side. We are also given peeks into the complex lives of her childhood best friend Kale, her teenage BFF, Lavender, most importantly her relationships with her family members as she copes with the many obstacles that life has thrown at her. This reader’s only question is what did the book cover have to do with the book? It just plain didn’t fit the book at all.
If you like a deep endless love story that spans a lifetime and a whole lot of weepy moments along the way, you are certain to love L.A. Casey’s UNTIL HARRY. This story was every one of the tissues in that box. Every single one.
Reviewed by T. Barringer
"This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book."