Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Last September by Nina De Gramont

The Last September by Nina de Gramont is part of the SheReads fall book choices.    Each season the lovely ladies of SheReads choices a few wonderful books and offers them to book bloggers in their organization to read and review.  

Published September 15, 2015 by Algonquin Books

Brett has been in love with Charlie ever since he took her skiing on a lovely Colorado night fourteen years ago. And now, living in a seaside cottage on Cape Cod with their young daughter, it looks as if they have settled into the life they desired. However, Brett and Charlie’s marriage has been tenuous for quite some time. When Charlie’s unstable younger brother plans to move in with them, the tension simmering under the surface of their marriage boils over.

But what happened to Charlie next was unfathomable. Charlie was the golden boy so charismatic that he charmed everyone who crossed his path; who never shied away from a challenge; who saw life as one big adventure; who could always rescue his troubled brother, no matter how unpredictable the situation.

So who is to blame for the tragic turn of events? And why does Brett feel responsible?

Set against the desolate autumn beauty of Cape Cod, The Last September is a riveting emotional puzzle that takes readers inside the psyche of a woman facing the meaning of love and loyalty.

My Thoughts…

The Last September is the story of a love that turns into a marriage that has a lot of issues but a lot of love too.      Charlie and Brett had love at first sight.   At least for Brett it was.   Charlie met her, spent a night with her, and left.   When they happen to run into each other again the attraction is still there.    As their relationship moves forward, Brett forsakes her fiancé and stays by Charlie’s side when his world is falling apart.     

Charlie is immature, irresponsible, and unable to provide for his family.   Brett is doing all she can to hold it all together.   When the unthinkable happens Brett gets her eyes pulled wide open and sees exactly what her marriage was.   She has a baby to take care of and no real way to provide.  Her past manages to save her and give her a safe haven while trying to deal with what happen to Charlie.  

This is a different story, sometimes rather strange.   There is mental illness, murder, true love, and mystery all in one amazing story.    I wanted to read it all in one sitting, but had to stop when my eyes would no longer stay open.   Nina de Gramont wrote a book with a lot of emotion.   It is a good book with great writing.   I would definitely recommend checking it out. 

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