Things We Didn't Say
What goes unsaid can sometimes speak the loudest . . .
What makes up a family? For Casey it's sharing a house with her fiancE, Michael, and his three children, whom she intends to nurture more than she ever took care of herself. But Casey's plans have come undone. Michael's silences have grown unfathomable and deep. His daughter Angel seethes as only a teenage girl can,...more
It's tough, I know. I bet you've been scouring the internet, posting questions to Yahoo! Answers, and devouring how-to books. Believe me, I get it. I bet you even picked this book up, considered buying it because it deals with a lot of the subject matter you fear may be coming. Do yourself a favor...run! Run from this book like it was O.J. Simpson asking you out after a 10 year prison stint. Don't look back, don't check your emotional barometer to see if you're ...more
Then, Michael’s 14 year old son, Dylan, runs away, and things come to a head. Michael’s very mentally ill and former alcoholic ex-wife, Mallory, rushes to the ...more
Step parenting isn’t easy under the most congenial terms, Casey knows that. The problem is, things are rarely congenial. As she grows in her relationship with her fiancé and his three children, Casey is thrown into a whirlwind of emotion involving teenagers and a very “dynamic” ex-wife.
In the middle of making sense of chaos and sorting out her own jumbled past, Casey is thrown another curve ball in the form of her fiancé’s second child and only son turning ...more
It’s infrequent that there ...more
This was a well written story and would like to see a sequel. I give it 4.5 stars.
WOW!!! This is going to be difficult... this book is easy to read yet can keep you awake at night comparing characters motivations with people in your own life! It could have been a short story with an all to familiar theme, but each chapter goes back and forth telling the narrative from the point of view of all of the main characters... even the antagonist. You will find yourself being empathetic to characters you would not normally ...more
Also, I felt like the main character was Casey and this was her story. So I felt that she should ...more
I actually quite enjoyed it. The characters were well rounded with flaws and all, and quite likeable and believable. It was quite a refreshing read in that it explored a family's life in today's society - a blended family with all the problems that could come with those circumstances.
A good, enlightening read that I enjoyed.
I found this novel o reflect real life families. No one seems to talk to each other anymore. I mean meaningful discussions that allow openness & honesty & trust. This book walks through a very stressful 48 hours that propels this family to either unite or implode. It held my attention & brought insight to so many situations in my own life.
This book was an easy read but unfortunately I could relate to the step mom character. However, it isn't this bad being a step mom unless you have a mentally ill addicted ex wife to deal with.
This book does ring true in one sense; don't hide things from your loved ones. The truth will get out - it always does.
Do you ever walk around with bottled up feelings? I'm sure we all do. The family in Things We Didn't Say is no different.
Casey, a 26-year-old ...more