Friday, June 10, 2016

All Right Here by Carre Armstrong Gardner

From the publisher:
Ivy Darling can’t have children of her own, and her husband Nick’s resentment is forcing them apart. And while Ivy has the support and love of her large, close-knit family, Nick’s family has never welcomed her into the fold.

When the three children next door are abandoned by their mother, Ivy and Nick take them in for the night. One night becomes several, and suddenly Ivy and Nick find themselves foster parents to the only African-American kids in the town of Copper Cove, Maine. As Ivy grows more attached to the children, Nick refuses to accept their eclectic household as a permanent family. Just as Ivy begins to question whether or not she wants to save her emotionally barren marriage, Nick begins to discover how much Ivy and the children mean to him. But is his change of heart too little, too late?

I love the preface of this book.  And I loved reading about the three children and Ivy and even Nick.  It was easy to see how Nick and Ivy were in a bad place and to see how they grew and changed (not always for the better.)

What I didn't like was all the characters.  There were too many characters and subplots/secondary plots going on.  I felt that the book should have stayed focused on just the main story and then in another book added more.  I can see why it was important to have Laura's story in there but I just felt that there was too much going on.  I really wanted to focus on Ivy and Nick and have a deeper look at their lives and the changes that happened there instead of just skimming the surface.

I received this book free in exchange for my honest review. 

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