A phenomenal book, by an incredibly talented author, about a family that will claim your very heart and soul.
I. Just. Can’t. My words will be completely inadequate to describe just how unbelievably amazing this book is. Of course, I expected nothing less from Kate Canterbary. The woman is an absolute master at her craft. And this latest installment of the Walsh series has left me completely wrecked. In the best of ways.
Every author is given the same words to work with. Kate’s ability to take and mold those words into complete works of art is nothing short of magic. For me, the Walsh siblings are, for sure, the best thing since sliced bread. There is no doubt that they have their issues, but when it all comes down to it, they will move heaven and earth to be there for each other and their loved ones.
Preservation introduces us to the sixth and youngest sibling. Riley is this absolutely beautifully exceptional character and his special someone is the perfect person to allow those qualities to be recognized and realized. He is endearing, sweet, clumsy and at times a completehot mess, but there is no way you can not fall in love with him. His special someone is brilliant, tough, wary and determined. But she gets Riley, she comprehends the depth he is capable of and she appreciates him for his loyalty and despite his faults.
I cried for Riley in sadness, in anger, in heartbreak, in desperation, with love and also, most importantly with joy. I am constantly amazed at how much Kate Canterbary can fit into a book- both the wealth of information and the quantity of emotions . I only wish I had a fraction of Kate’s talent, just so I’d be able to explain to her just how phenomenal an author she is, and just how much this book made me feel. This book is a marvel and I will be rereading it, and the rest of the Walsh series many times over for years to come.
Five stars are not enough
Jodi is a former elementary school teacher/curriculum writer turned SAHM. She lives in NH and has three girls ages 8, 6 and 3. Every day is a chaotic surprise in her house and reading is her stress reliever/escape hatch. She has enjoyed reading since she was very little, and loves a wide variety of genres, including everything from classics like Anna Karenina and Pride and Prejudice to sexy, smutty romance. She also enjoys coffee, chocolate, and wine, in that order throughout the day, and is very content any time she can go to the bathroom alone.