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Every Thing You Are

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  5,769 ratings  ·  443 reviews
From the bestselling author of Whisper Me This comes a haunting and lyrical novel about the promises we make and the forgiveness we need when we break them.

One tragic twist of fate destroyed Braden Healey’s hands, his musical career, and his family. Now, unable to play, adrift in an alcoholic daze, and with only fragmented memories of his past, Braden wants desperately to
Paperback, 336 pages
Published October 1st 2019 by Lake Union Publishing
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Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
Aug 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Braden Healey is a musician, and when his hands are severely injured, he loses not only his career, but also his family, as he turns to alcohol.

Tragedy strikes Braden again when his ex-wife and son are killed in a car accident. His daughter, Allie, is seventeen, and Braden returns home to care for her. He also wants to protect Allie and keep her safe, considering all he’s lost. He thinks the family may be cursed.

“Phee” MacPhee is the granddaughter of the man who sold Braden a cello, and she
Sep 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, arc-physical
Kerry Anne King has written a beautiful story bursting with music and hope. A tale ofForgiveness, Second chances, and redemption. Braden was a celebrated cello player until a terrible accident injured his hands, leading into a life of despair, sorrow, and alcohol. 11 years have passed and another tragic accident as impacted the family, his ex-wife and son have been killed. Now Braden must return home and repair his relationship with his estranged daughter Allie. Phee McPhee (got to love that ...more
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
Everything You Are is both a heartwarming and heartbreaking story that is an enjoyable read. It is about a cello, a magical cello that tears a family apart and ultimately, brings it back together. It is well-written and includes important themes like addiction and suicide plus forgiveness, love, redemption, family, and hope.

Braden Healey is an accomplished cellist who, after an unfortunate accident, can no longer make music. He is convinced he is cursed. Divorced from his wife and kept from his
Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader
Aug 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
Phee or the cello not sure which you are going to love more. The characters are so real.
This book just warmed me so much but I LOVE music as much as I love books.
Music, love, and forgiveness all make this book such a highly recommended read. I will say this about the book, once you start reading you are not going to want to put it down so make sure that you don't have any plans.
grab your copy of this 4 star read.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review
Susan Peterson
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
From the very first page of this beautiful, haunting book, I was completely immersed in the story and its broken, troubled characters. This is a novel that worked its way into my heart and soul utterly and completely....the rest of the world drifted away as I became immersed in the lives of Phee, Braden, and Allie. The author’s lyrical writing held me captivated—I read through my own tears, my heart in my throat, holding out hope for these wounded people to be healed and whole. Music is an ...more
Aug 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
This beautifully written, lyrical novel is about music and family and forgiveness with a touch of magical realism. It's one of those books that you want to get to the end to see how it ends but you find yourself reading slower because you don't want it to end and you don't want to say goodbye to the characters.

This book covers a range of topics along with the curse - it talks with compassion about alcoholism, infidelity, suicide and pain and most importantly forgiveness. The author shows the
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Everything You Are is a perfect blend of family relationships, addiction, tragedy and a touch of magic. I was pulled into the story from the first page and had a hard time putting it down. I can't wait to read Kerry Anne King's next one!
Bambi Rathman
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a story that took me into a book that is written with words but drew me into it with the power of music at it's core. Music is a universal language and speaks to the heart, mind and soul. This book did just that for me. I fell into the pages like I would at a symphony as a maestro conducts the orchestra to create magic and an experience in melodies and notes. It is a book that has a story that captivated me and kept me reading. Just as a great musical piece draws me to listen, this book ...more
Tina Woodbury
Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ophelia (Phee) MacPhee has received an amazing gift from her granddad for her eighteenth birthday. He has gifted her his business, MacPhee Fine Instruments. She is amazed he has chosen her to carry on the family business and is delighted at the opportunity. What she does not realize is that there is a lot more to this gift than what first meets the eye!

Braden Healey is an amazing cellist, but has fallen on hard times and has not played for years. His ex wife and son are killed in a tragic
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Braden is a cellist that is desperately attempting to deal with the fate of losing loved ones to a car accident, his relationship with his daughter, the use of his hands being ripped away.

1. This book will spark your interest and hold it throughout the book. King's writing has a wonderful flow and you won't be able to stop turning the pages.
2. I love characters that I can relate to. Ones that are flawed and perfectly imperfect. Every Thing You Are doesn't disappoint when
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really loved this book. I took it as a Prime offering, and had no idea what it was about. It's very different. Filled with imaginative characters, music, a supposed curse... and magic. Don't miss this one. 4.5 stars.
Camille Maio
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another beautifully told tale by Kerry Anne King, one that weaves difficult issues with a bit of lore. Love, loss, tragedy and triumph come together in a story that you won't forget! King has mastered the art of writing contemporary fiction that has a deeper element - often something related to music. Put her on your TBR list!
Oct 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Everything You Are was such a beautiful and emotional read! I really enjoyed this book. This was my first read by Kerry Ann king but will not be my last. My heart broke multiple times in this book but the characters are so well developed and you can’t help but get so emotionally invested in this story. Thank you so much to Suzy approved book tours and amazing for the arc!

4 stars!!
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-read
Wow this book is absolutely incredible. Read it!!
Linda Zagon
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bravo! Kerry Anne King, Author of "Everything You Are" has orchestrated such an intense, captivating, fascinating, unique, emotional, symbolic and thought-provoking and suspenseful novel. The Genres for this novel are Fiction, Magical Realism, Fantasy, Folklore with a Musical Background. The timeline for this story is in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the events or characters in the story. The author has vividly described her setting and characters leading to a certain ...more
Louetta Waters
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-to-read
I loved this book. It's nice for a while to believe in magic!
This is about a magic Cello and the relationship with its owner, Braden, who has played it since he was 12.. He has a signed agreement he will take care of it and play it until his death. There is a curse for not holding up this contract. Now, Braden, after a fulfilling family life and career, has injured his hands and can no longer play his beautiful cello. His world implodes. Can it truly be from the curse? Ophelia McPhees believes
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book and it’s storyline so much I find any words I write will not be good enough! Each character And the story line was so relatable and truly things that happen to us that change our lives forever. This book was filled with so many emotions I could not put it down. I was on the edge of my seat and at times I. Tears! I was routing for all these characters to find the light in the darkness that comes with grief, anger, sadness and the fight to live again for so many of ...more
Judi Easley
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: readers of women's lit or general fiction
Recommended to Judi by: Amazon Early Releases
Everything You Are
Kerry Anne King
Lake Union Pub, Oct 1, 2019
331 pages
Women’s Lit, Adult Lit, Contemporary Fiction
Amazon Early Releases

The cover is lovely and makes me think of the bouquet of flowers that Phee shows up with when all the other flowers are formal funeral arrangements. Her flowers are bright and cheerful. Phee is always a bit different. I like the touch of the marks that are used on either side of the words “a novel” that look like fs. These same markings are found on musical
Donna Hines
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, netgalley
An original thought provoking intentionally alluring novel brought to you by Kerry Anne King with powerful suspense that I've never seen before.
When an author can create such a magical world it's not only inviting but a gem to behold.
This had that feel that just went from head to toe and moved you in every emotional realm.
From sadness, to hurt, to anger, to hope and or fear it was all here!
Music has soul! Instruments are the highway to the soul.
They can move you in ways you've never been
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh. My. Goodness! This is a haunting and heartbreakingly beautiful novel that captured my heart from the opening pages. I am not at all musical, but once King described the cello as "she" I knew I was in for a treat. And so of course I downloaded Bach's cello suites to listen to while I read this book (I never do this)! I was captivated by this story of love, loss, dysfunction, alcoholism, remorse, and most of all redemption. I won't even recap the plot; I couldn't do it justice. I wouldn't even ...more
Heather Lansdown
Great Story that keep me you guessing to the very end.

This story had me rooting for Braden and Allie to fix their relationship. Just when you think it is going to turn for the better something else happens and you have to continue reading.

I love this story of betrayal,family drama and mystery!
I read this book for the ATY 2019 Reading Challenge Week 45: A multi-generational saga.

Due to the supernatural aspect of this novel, I enjoyed it and wanted to read it quickly. Who wouldn't want to read about musical instruments with souls and feelings? After all, why did these instruments need special ownership contracts? However, I would have wanted to know more, but that was all there was. A little disappointing in that regard.
Janet Lynch
An Amazon first read freebie. A light easy quick read. A little bit of magic. A little bit of mystery. A little bit of romance. A little bit of teenage angst. A little bit of alcoholism. A little bit of too many things, fairly predictable.
Oct 09, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, scars, music
- Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair review -
2.5 stars.
An utterly unpredictable story, with unimaginable twists, “Everything You Are”, by Kerry Anne King (Lake Union Publishing), features a wounded hero and revolves around a cello’s strange tale and curse.
With his damaged hands and his musical career and life in shambles, Braden could be an amazing wounded, tortured hero, but his personal quests and afflictions take a back seat to the plot’s twists and turns.
Various serious
Cassie-Traveling Sister-
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
What a beautifully written book. The words just drew me in and I was soon lost in the story. At eighteen Ophelia McPhees inherits her grandfathers Luthier business. This business has been passed down through several generations. When she inherits it comes with the a very different task a task that has her keeping track of some very “special” instruments that musicians have signed an oath to always play. When a tragic accident leaves Bradley Healey a famous cellist unable to play his cello, a ...more
Ashley Lewis
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is honestly the first time I have given a kindle first read 5 stars, but oh how deserved these stars are. This book was not only beautiful and heartbreaking, but honest and relatable. The writing is phenomenal, the characters were real and flawed, and the story itself enraptured me from the very beginning. I will admit that I am usually less inclined to love contemporary fiction and just find it mildly entertaining and "fine" at best. This novel had me setting aside others, counting the ...more
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Reads fast and like a YA with a forced premise. Picks up at the end, but really not worth the time.
Bambi Rathman
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a story that took me into a book that is written with words but drew me into it with the power of music at it's core. Music is a universal language and speaks to the heart, mind and soul. This book did just that for me. I fell into the pages like I would at a symphony as a maestro conducts the orchestra to create magic and an experience in melodies and notes. It is a book that has a story that captivated me and kept me reading. Just as a great musical piece draws me to listen, this book ...more
Nicola Short
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading Every Thing You Are and I am contemplating how I feel about it. My first thought: What a compelling, unexpected and complicated story that I was totally blown away with.
I don’t like to leave spoilers in my reviews. I recommend you take the time to read this book. The storyline is very unique with just the right about of magic thrown in.
Kerry Anne King is a new author to me. I am looking forward to reading more books written by her.
Many thanks to NetGalley, the publisher
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Definitely recommend

I really enjoyed this one and definitely recommend it. It's a bit of a love story, but nothing wrong with that. The characters are interesting and the ending is satisfying.
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Kerry Anne King is the sidekick, alter ego, and touchier-feelier doppelgänger of fantasy and paranormal thriller writer, Kerry Schafer. She is the author of three works of women's fiction, with number four releasing on October 1, 2019, and her last novel, Whisper Me This, was a Washington post and Amazon charts bestseller.

Kerry Anne is the proud possessor of a tugboat, a Viking, and forty acres
“I’m a bit psychic.” She glances up at him, measuring the impact of her words, then returns her gaze to the fire. “It left me wide open to people’s emotions when I was younger. I didn’t know how to shield myself. I didn’t believe what I’m telling you now, that people have to carry their own burdens, that they’re responsible for their own emotional journeys. I sank under the weight of it all. And so I started drinking.” 0 likes
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