The Things We Knew by Catherine West

Lynette doesn’t remember that tragic day her mother died, but her nightmares plague her and remind her of her unraveled family. When Lynette’s family’s tragic past begins to resurface, can Nick help her remember the things she can’t? Add Catherine West’s new book, The Things We Knew, to the top of your must-read stack. Nick has no intention of telling Lynette the truth. Besides the damage it might cause his own family, he doesn’t want to risk harming the fragile friendship between him and the woman he once thought of as a kid sister.

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The Things We Knew (Thomas Nelson, July 2016)

A tragedy from the past resurfaces in this tale of family secrets and reignited love.

After her mother’s death twelve years ago, Lynette Carlisle watched her close-knit family unravel. One by one, her four older siblings left their Nantucket home and never returned. All seem to harbor animosity toward their father, silently blaming him for their mother’s death. Nobody will talk about that dreadful day, and Lynette can’t remember a bit of it.

But when next-door neighbor Nicholas Cooper returns to Nantucket, he brings the past with him. Once her brother’s best friend and Lynette’s first crush, Nick seems to hiding things from her. Lynette wonders what he knows about the day her mother died and hopes he might help her remember the things she can’t.

But Nick has no intention of telling Lynette the truth. Besides the damage it might cause his own family, he doesn’t want to risk harming the fragile friendship between him and the woman he once thought of as a kid sister.

As their father’s failing health and financial concerns bring the Carlisle siblings home, secrets begin to surface—secrets that will either restore their shattered relationships or separate the siblings forever. But pulling up anchor on the past propels them into the perfect storm, powerful enough to make them question all they ever believed in.

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Catherine West

{More About Catherine West}

Catherine West writes stories of hope and healing from her island home in Bermuda. When she’s not at the computer working on her next story, you can find her taking her Border collie for long walks on the beach or tending to her roses and orchids. She and her husband have two grown children.

Find out more about Catherine at http://www.catherinejwest.com.
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“West is a good painter of atmosphere, making the foggy past ever so slightly sinister…. [she] manages the central tensions well.” —Publisher’s Weekly

” . . . a contemplative tale about family secrets . . . an engrossing and ultimately moving novel filled with
mystery, romance and drama.” —RT Reviews, 4 stars

“Winner! Cathy West’s latest novel takes us on a journey into the heartache of aging parents, regrets, and sibling issues in ways that are both penetrating and infused with hope. Well written, painted with emotional battles, addictions, and romance, West gives us poignant moments that stay long after the final page is turned.” —Bestselling author James L. Rubart

“I began reading The Things We Knew with eager anticipation, and reached the end with complete satisfaction. Displaying an understanding of the conflicting dynamics of family relationships, Cathy West deftly weaves together the tumultuous storylines of the Carlisle and Cooper families. In The Things We Knew, she wrestles with how secrets can hide the truth of the past and cloud the future, while asking the question: Does knowing the truth always set you free?” —Beth K. Vogt, 2015 RITA® Finalist, author of Almost Like Being in Love

“A poignant, multi-faceted novel that pulled me in deeper with every turned page, The Things We Knew so adeptly explores the power of truth and its ability to set us all free. I can’t wait for readers to fall as hopelessly in love with Nick and the Carlisle family as I did. Well done, Catherine West!” —Katie Ganshert, award-winning author of The Art of Losing Yourself

Reviews

  • CATHERINE WEST’S ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’

    I don’t read a lot of contemporary fiction, and I will say that I thoroughly enjoyed The Things We Knew. Lynette is a sweet character that has a very difficult time because of being left to take care of her father alone, and the past that she can not remember. Nick moving in brought tension to the story because he didn’t want to say anything that would come between he and Lynette. But what did he know about her mothers death? You will need to read The Things We Knew to find out! I loved this book, and I think you will too! Be sure to check it out.

    Written by Splashes of Joy on December 1, 2016

  • {{BOOK REVIEW}} ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’ | A TRAGEDY FROM THE PAST RESURFACES IN THIS TALE OF FAMILY SECRETS AND REIGNITED LOVE.

    I first want to say that The Things We Knew has some questionable subjects such as; drug addiction, infidelity, physical abuse. With that being said I will also say that all of these topics are which are so beautifully written into this story.

    Written by Our Perfectly Imperfect Life! on August 30, 2016
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  • CATHERINE WEST’S ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’ REVIEW!

    Overall, this is a very well written, well planned book that flows nicely and kept my attention page after page…after page. I highly recommend you find a warm, sunny spot to curl up and enjoy this book!

    Written by Through the Open Window on August 30, 2016

  • BEAUTIFUL STORY OF FAMILY

    The Things We Knew is the latest book from Catherine West and it is FANTASTIC.

    Written by For The Love of Books on August 30, 2016
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  • ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’ BY CATHERINE WEST — REVIEWED

    This is a VERY well written novel, and one you are not likely to forget after reading it! But the journey is painful. So, consider yourself warned. Your heart will ache. This is a story of grace and redemption, but believe me, you will feel the impact of the cost of that redemption!

    Written by Window To My World on August 30, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3IG9CM2FOK6VJ/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • GREAT CHARACTERS!

    I am enjoying it. The characters are believable and the story line makes me want to keep reading to find out what is going on.

    It is a sad story with many challenges and heartaches but the tone of the book is not sad or depressing. I appreciate that! I don’t need to be burdened while reading fiction!

    I’m looking forward to finding out what it is that Lynette can’t remember!

    Written by A Dusty Frame on August 30, 2016

  • ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’ BY CATHERINE WEST

    The Things We Knew by Catherine West didn’t let me down. It’s a great storyline and it kept me reading cover to cover until I got to the last page. I sat there soaking in the whole story and reflecting back to it, which is exactly the kind of story I like.

    Written by 2014 and Beyond! on August 30, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R31ABEAPCXMRKP/

  • ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’ ~ REVIEW

    Wow…. What a story! The Things We Knew had me turning pages late into the night because I JUST HAD to see how this book would end!

    Written by Heart of a Bookworm on August 29, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R7HPMU1SUVE79/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’ {EXCELLENT READ}

    It has been quite some time since I’ve sat down and read a book cover to cover in a day before heading to bed….as a mom of six, my sleep time is necessary & precious. Yet staying up until 1:30am is exactly what I did with The Things We Knew by Catherine West. Each page, and the end of each chapter, held such a heavy dose of “I can’t wait to see what happens next!” that I thoroughly enjoyed settling in to finish it after my kids–and then my husband–went to bed.

    Written by Rockin’ My Mom Jeans on August 29, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R18CIA860OXYNR/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0718078101

  • ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’ BY CATHERINE WEST *CHRISTIAN BOOK REVIEW*

    Although this book wasn’t especially happy and uplifting, it was relatable and I was emotionally drawn to the characters and wondered how the story was going to end. The story was mostly about hope, forgiveness and second chances.

    Written by EmpowerMoms on August 29, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2ZAYTWIAGOXEL/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • CATHERINE WEST’S ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’

    From the beginning, I was hooked, anxious to find what was causing Lynette’s nightmares. Also, I know from personal experience how tough it is to deal with a grandparent or parent suffering from memory loss. I am sure it will keep you captivated as well.

    Written by Life at Rossmont on August 29, 2016
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  • ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’

    I did find it refreshing to read a book where the family wasn’t ridiculously close since it made it more realistic since no family is perfect. You keep reading because you just want to know what happened to make the family scatter the way it did and why the person that was blamed got blamed. Sure some families might be tight but that doesn’t mean they all are. It was very easy for me to get into this book and I enjoyed it. I look forward to reading more books by this author.

    Written by Fic Gal on August 29, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R345NJC0610D1R/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’

    I’ve especially enjoyed The Things We Knew, by Catherine West. It takes place in one of my dream destinations, Nantucket, and is an absorbing and very enjoyable read. We see the life of a family through the central character, Lynette Carlisle. Her siblings have left Nantucket in the years following her mother’s death and the novel focuses on their return. There are family secrets, crises, forgiveness and making peace with the past.

    I enjoyed The Things We Knew very much and highly recommend it. It is a wonderful family story and Lynette is an engaging character.

    Written by Buttercup Counts Her Blessings on August 29, 2016

  • ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’ BY CATHERINE WEST

    This is a very touching story with alot of family drama. I would recommend this book if you like contemporary books with families dealing with various family problems.

    Written by A Room Without Books Is Empty on August 29, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/Things-We-Knew-Catherine-West/dp/0718078101/ref=sr_1_1_twi_pap_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1472500563&sr=1-1&keywords=the+things+we+knew

  • ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’ ATTENTION-GRABBER

    Even though West doesn’t offer many surprises, her story is interesting, entertaining and keeps you reading. Each character has his or her own redemption story demonstrating that there is hope for all of us.

    Written by I am believing God on August 29, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2PSI0H6G9MZD8/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0718078101

  • ONE OF MY FAVE BOOKS THIS YEAR!

    When I found out Litfuse was doing a blog tour for The Things We Knew by Catherine West, I couldn’t resist another opportunity to talk about one of my fave books so far this year! I’ve already done a review and an interview with Catherine West … so what could I do? And then it hit me! Character spotlight!! Because the characters in The Things We Knew get into your heart and refuse to let go. I’m still thinking about them almost two months later. (#teamGray)

    Written by Reading Is My SuperPower on August 29, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1NCE2FC7QYO7I/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’

    With a touch of suspense, a touch of romance, a touch of family angst, and lots of faith, grace, and mercy, The Things We Knew is a good read. It reaches in and touches the parts of your heart you forgot you had. It brings forward all ranges of emotions, good and bad, and you see how Lynette and her siblings take them and use them to come together as a family again.

    Written by All Grown Up? on August 29, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/RPJR8NZEHEJAD/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0718078101

  • BOOK REVIEW — ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’ BY CATHERINE WEST

    A heart warming story of forgiveness, redemption, love and familial bonds. The novel was an easy going read but provided a lot of twists and turns throughout the novel. I like how the novel had a different type of romantic ending.

    Written by Two Points of Interest on August 29, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/RK8Y6NHBJ23L9/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0718078101

  • BEAUTIFUL STORY OF GRACE, HOPE, AND TRUTH

    Catherine is an excellent writer and she doesn’t waste a single word. There’s a strong ensemble of supporting characters, and each one is important to the intricacies of the story. Highly recommended.

    Written by The Power of Words on August 29, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/RIVX93WKYY8SS/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’

    I preferred some of the other characters a little better.

    Written by Tragically Dull Adventures of an Almost Librarianon August 29, 2016

  • ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’ BY CATHERINE WEST

    When I first received this book in the mail, I wanted to open it up and carry it with me everywhere. The cover is absolutely beautiful! Whoever designed the cover did a fantastic job between the photo, the colors, and the fonts. It was stunning.

    I was excited to read her most recent book, not having read anything else by her. It was easy to become attached to the story from the first pages. Lynette Carlisle’s story was very intriguing. Nicholas Cooper endeared himself to me as he first entered into the story. He came back to Nantucket, but Lynette has no idea as to why he left her family in the first place.

    Written by Pursuing An Intentional Life on August 28, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/Things-We-Knew-Catherine-West/dp/0718078101/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1472436955&sr=1-1&keywords=the+things+we+knew

  • SECRETS THAT WILL EITHER RESTORE THEIR SHATTERED RELATIONSHIPS OR SEPARATE THE FAMILY FOREVER.

    Wow, The Things We Knew is an intense read from the start to the end filled with characters whom become so real and become wedged into your heart and life. Catherine West does an incredible job with creating two families filled with members whom lives become intertwined once again after so many years and could be the last time or the beginning of a reconnection.

    Written by Moments on August 28, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3AR5H8ZD8AJ6N/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0718078101

  • COMPELLING FAMILY STORY!

    This book just gripped my heart and the characters even more so. I loved this family with all their dysfunction, love and loyalty.

    Written by Julie – More Of Him on August 28, 2016
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  • GOOD BOOK

    The Things We Knew by Catherine West was a good book. This book was a slower book and not one of my favorites. Even with that being said I did still want to know how the book ended and what ended up happening so I didn’t have a problem finishing the book.

    Written by The World As I See It on August 28, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1JVKBLCQBWUOY/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’ BOOK REVIEW

    The Things We Knew is a a beautiful story of family, redemption, faith, and forgiveness.

    Written by Rejoice Evermore on August 28, 2016
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  • ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’

    The Things We Knew is messy, but it is one of messy grace and forgiveness. I loved the characters, the twists in the plot, and the story. This one is a keeper!

    Written by Books,Dreams,Life on August 28, 2016

  • UNFOLDING STORY OF SECRETS AND FORGIVENESS

    A beautiful story that shows us the devastating consequences of secrets and the power of the truth and forgiveness for healing and redemption.

    The characters are interesting and well-developed. The story moves at a great pace. It will keep you turning the pages for more.

    A very enjoyable read with important truths about life.

    Written by Smart Mom Smart Ideas on August 28, 2016
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  • ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’ BY CATHERINE WEST

    I really enjoyed the setting of this book- charming Nantucket and the glorious old Wyldewood mansion. It’s badly in need of repair, but I’d love to be able to have a look inside this fictional home! The characters were richly described and I particularly liked the relationship between Lynette and the handsome next door neighbor, Nick. The mystery added the perfect amount of suspense while the flashbacks drew me deeper into the story.

    Written by Morning Glories and Moonflowers on August 27, 2016

  • ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’ BOOK REVIEW

    All in all this was a great Christian fiction read that dug deeper than some of your typical surface romances. It shines in its realistic portrayal of messy family life!

    Written by Starts At Eight on August 27, 2016
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  • ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’ BY CATHERINE WEST BLOG TOUR + BOOK REVIEW

    The Things We Knew drew me in immediately and made me care and empathize with Lynette quickly. There is a decent sized cast of characters and sometimes when there are more than a few it doesn’t feel like the more minor characters are developed well, but I didn’t feel that way at all. I felt like I got to know all of Lynette’s siblings and both Lynette and Nick’s fathers. Something else I really enjoyed about the book was the touch of suspense. The last chapters of the book were intense and that is always a great way to arrive at the climax of a novel.

    Written by Cristi’s Reviews on August 26, 2016

  • I CAN’T WAIT TO READ MORE FROM CATHERINE WEST!

    There are so many complex and serious issues discussed in this book that make it an honest, beautiful and healing book. I love the story line of both Nick and Lynette and the healing that must take place in both families in order to move forward with life.

    This book was a great reminder that hope, faith and love really can conquer all. I am eager to read more from Catherine West in the future! I think she is a very talented author!

    Written by The Review Stew on August 26, 2016
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  • ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’

    There are other characters who are very well represented as well. That is what I think that surprised me the most about this book. The storyline drew me in of course, but just how all the characters, main and supporting each had his and hers own individual voices that moved the story along. No one’s part was too small that didn’t make an impact on all these lives, either past or present. I really hope more books are coming about this family. I look forward to reading more about them.

    Written by Pause for Tales on August 26, 2016
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  • ENGAGING PICTURE OF FAMILY

    West has written a well-drawn and engaging tale of family pain. Her characters could just as well be a reader’s brother or sister.

    Written by Mother of Three on August 24, 2016
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  • SUMMER READING: ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’ — BOOK REVIEW

    I loved this book it is exactly the sort of story I look for in the summer. I love the setting being a beach house and I love the mysterious surroundings around the past. It keeps you guessing even though that isn’t really the main plot of the book. I also liked how the characters grew over the course of the story. They were ready to face life and the past.

    Written by A Rup Life on August 24, 2016
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  • ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’

    I thought this would be an awesome summer read and it was. I took it to the beach and could not put it down. The characters were true to life and the dysfunctionality of the family made it that much more believable. Great plot, full of twists and turns, lots of mystery. This book is a must read.

    Written by Karen’s Korner on August 23, 2016

  • BEAUTIFUL BUT SOMETIMES DIFFICULT TO READ

    What had seemed to be an idyllic childhood in Nantucket ended with their mother’s death. All grown up, all but one of the children have moved on with their lives away from home and rarely return. The youngest child Lynette seems to be stuck there caring for their home and failing father and suffering from nightmares that hint of something she can’t quite remember about the day her mother died.

    Written by Daysong Reflections on August 23, 2016
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  • HATED TO SEE THIS STORY END!

    This was such a great book! The author did a wonderful job of making these characters feel real. The Things We Knew is a contemporary novel, yet the author used flashbacks to slowly reveal the truth behind this family and their large Nantucket home.

    I loved that there was a primary story and developing romance between the characters of Lynette and her neighbor, Nick. However, there was also a very interesting storyline that captured me about Lynette’s brother, Gray, and what had happened in his life.

    Written by Britt Reads Fiction on August 23, 2016
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  • INTENSE!

    The Things We Knew by Catherine West is a most wonderful read. It was such an intense read for me that kept me riveted to my seat til the very end. A touching story that is full of love, heartache,

    Written by cherylbbookblog on August 22, 2016
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  • ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’

    This book took me on a roller coaster of emotions. The characters were so well developed I felt I had known them forever and immediately had a connection with each of them. I liked how the author brought the characters together little by little, and then slowly revealed details of their past to keep you engaged in their story.

    Written by Ting’s Mom Books on August 22, 2016
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  • SUMMER READS: ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’

    I had never heard of the author’s name before read this, so I didn’t know what to expect when I turned the page to chapter one. It took me three or four chapters to actually get interested into the story; then I just flew right thru the page.

    Overall, I enjoyed reading The Things We Knew. It’s a well-written romance with plenty of drama and a little mystery tossed about.

    Written by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer on August 22, 2016
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  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’ BY CATHERINE WEST

    By the third chapter of this book, you’ve already cast the Lifetime movie in your head, and by the fifth chapter, your praying it WILL be a movie! This is a lovely story of redemption, grace and the bonds of family- those we’re born with, and those we find.

    Written by Bless their hearts mom on August 21, 2016
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  • ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’ BY CATHERINE WEST

    I found myself near tears in several points as I recognized events my mother would go through and thought how the author had captured it perfectly. The story is so much more than that, though, so don’t get me wrong. The author has taken 5 very different people and brought them back to manage life, together. I “watched” all of this unfold in the pages of this book and was mesmerized by how graceful the author orchestrated the differences into a complete family.

    Written by Reviews From a Man’s Persepctive on August 21, 2016
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  • ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’ BY CATHERINE WEST

    This book has a careful balance of good characters with depth that will pull you in, but also gives you these hidden secrets, which leads an overall interesting and beautiful story of family.

    Written by Running Through The Storms on August 21, 2016
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  • CATHERINE WEST’S ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’

    This one will keep you up late reading, since the story has plenty of mystery and intrigue! I had such a hard time putting it down, since Lynette’s memory resurfaces slowly. The plot is interesting, and I also enjoyed getting to know each of her siblings with their personal struggles brought on by how they dealt with tragedy. This story is well written; I appreciated the depth of each of the characters. A must read for mystery lovers!

    Written by inkling and notions on August 20, 2016

  • CATHERINE WEST’S ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’

    This is the story of siblings learning to forgive each other, starting to work together toward a common goal, and finally, discovering the truth about what happened to their mom.

    Written by Greatly Blessed on August 20, 2016

  • ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’ REVIEW

    I really liked this novel. I loved the variety of characters, and I enjoyed the storyline. There was mystery and tension and suspense throughout the novel, but at the same time you will root for the romance that Nicholas is attempting to start with Lynette. I highly recommend this novel.

    Written by The Talbert Report on August 19, 2016
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  • ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’

    A well written story of family, lies, hope and love. I loved every moment of this story and felt as though I had become a part of the story. You are drawn so deeply into the characters, their lives and their pain. There are moments of love, despair and hope that are beautiful and touching. You will truly love every turn of the page in this novel.

    Written by Working Mommy Journal on August 19, 2016
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  • CATHERINE WEST’S ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’

    The Things We Knew is an amazing book that will have you drawn in from the minute you open it. I loved reading this book and I hope to read many more book by this author real soon.

    Written by A Simple Life, really?! on August 18, 2016
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  • ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’ BY CATHERINE WEST

    What I loved about this story was the redemptive hope offered to each character throughout the story. Ms. West delivers a story with relevance that will resonate with readers long after the final page.

    Written by Natalie Walters on August 18, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1U8DR7255S19U/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’

    Heartbreaking and hope-inspiring all in one unforgettable read.

    West explores the complicated relationships in a broken family with such depth and clarity that it blew my mind. I was completely riveted, committed to championing each of the Carlisles as they struggle to navigate their way through a family crisis.

    Written by Best Reads on August 18, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R2VXY7I4K26B7D/ref=cm_cr_getr_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0718078101

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’ BY CATHERINE WEST

    What I love, just like watching a storm, is THE THINGS WE KNEW doesn’t disappoint. The crescendo comes where all the truth about Lynette’s mother and her mysterious death come out. Nick’s secrets. Lynette’s siblings. They are left with hiding the aftermath or pulling together and heal as a cohesive unit.

    Written by Julie Arduini: Surrender Issues and Chocolate on August 17, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R2Q1F8XI2QWEK/ref=cm_cr_getr_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0718078101

  • BLOG TOUR REVIEW: ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’ BY CATHERINE WEST

    Set in Nantucket, a tiny, isolated island off Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The perfect summery scene. However, it was by no means a light-hearted contemporary read. It was riddled with secrets, nightmares, a father’s failing health, financial concerns, shattered relationships and fragile friendship. It speaks of a family who is down on their luck rather than a wealthy family strolling through high-end boutiques. As the story is told from multiple points of view the characters individually come alive and tell their story which unfolds into the greater plot. The Christian undertones are woven in nicely.

    Written by The Book Lounge on August 17, 2016

  • A WONDERFUL HEARTFELT FAMILY DRAMA!

    I was moved by the straight-forward humanness of these characters. Every family has its dysfunctions and the author doesn’t sugarcoat the reality of life and it’s problems in this story. You’ll be drawn to each family member as their secrets slowly come to light and they have to face the truth and find their way to grace, mercy, and forgiveness. Great family drama!

    Written by Smiling Book Reviews on August 16, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1E4924HQPJX12/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01864DXE6

  • MY BOOKSHELF: ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’ BY CATHERINE WEST

    The Things We Knew is Catherine West’s most recent stand-alone novel, and is also the first book I have ever read by her. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect when I agreed to review this novel, but I was pleasantly surprised as soon as I started making my way through this book. It captured my attention very early on, and the more pages I read, the more I started to fall in love with the story. Catherine did a fabulous job of weaving together the many aspects of this novel, and I have to say that I definitely enjoyed it.

    Written by Spreading His Grace on August 16, 2016

  • ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’ BY CATHERINE WEST

    The Things We Knew is more than a typical inspirational novel. It has it all – romance, mystery, developed characters, plot and a message that will have you reflect on the things you knew as well. This is one book NOT to miss.

    Written by Just Commonly on August 15, 2016

  • ‘THE THINGS WE KNEW’ BY CATHERINE WEST

    The Things We Knew may not quality for romantic suspense, exactly, but it’s close; it’s definitely a summer must-read.

    Written by A Nest in the Rocks on August 15, 2016