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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 escape

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Kindle Edition, 331 pages
Published October 1st 2019 by Lake Union Publishing
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Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
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 al
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Berit☀️✨
Sep 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-physical, 2019
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 nam ...more
Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader
Aug 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 re
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Sue
Aug 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 im
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Susan Peterson
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 intri ...more
Tammy
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!
Tina Woodbury
Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 t
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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.

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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
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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
Kendall
Oct 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!!
Camille Maio
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
Mary
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jackie
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 the ...more
Linda Zagon
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 pat ...more
Louetta Waters
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 beli
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Judi Easley
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
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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 lik
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Heather Lansdown
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
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!
Cassie-Traveling Sister-
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 cel ...more
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
Maria
Oct 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: scars, netgalley, 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
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Janna
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2019
Made me really wish I could play an instrument and feel connected to an instrument. Should have stuck with those piano lessons... sorry, mom.
Lisa
Aug 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"At the center of the music, he is whole. All of his confusion, his anger, his grief, his guilt turns to gold, a process of alchemy," I absolutely loved this book! Starting with the breathtakingly beautiful cover, to the wonderfully musical writing style, to the very interesting and refreshing storyline! This was such a great surprise & I can't wait to delve into more of Kerry Anne King's books. I have absolutely no musical talent with instruments so when I saw this story was based around a ...more
Janet Lynch
Sep 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
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.
Kate Vocke (bookapotamus)
There’s something special about a book that gives you the feeling that it’s not only wrapping it’s pages around you in warmth, but speaking directly TO you, and settling into your soul – right where it belongs. You almost wonder where it’s been all this time.

Every Thing You Are gave me those feelings. It resonated so deeply with me. It connected so resolutely to me. And it most certainly spoke to me in several languages.

This story tells the heartbreaking tale of a family
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Heather
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’m almost at a loss for words to describe this book and all the thoughts that are running through my mind after finishing it. I could definitely say it’s a beautiful story but “beautiful” doesn’t do it justice.
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I really sympathized with Braden and the mess he was in. The author does a great job of bringing you into Braden’s life and conveying his feelings of hopelessness and loss.
Allie and Phee were also great characters. Allie is grief-stricken and seems to feel just as lost
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Lindsay (nerdybooknurse)
{ @suzyapprovedbooktours @lakeunionauthors #partner } ON TOUR TODAY is Everything You Are by @kerry_anne_king which is due to come out on Oct 1st!

SYNOPSIS: 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 escape the darkness of the last eleven years. When his ex-wife and son are killed in a car accident, Braden retur
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Texacalibooks
Aug 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I just finished Every Thing You Are and I had all the feels. It is the story of a man who learns that his estranged wife and son died in a car accident and he has to step in and raise the teenage daughter has not seen in 11 years and who is struggling with grief. A twist to the story is that the man is a former cellist who retired due to a horrible accident and the luthier who sold him the cello is convinced there is a curse in the cello for anyone who stops playing it, so she has stepped in to ...more
Carla Suto
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
EVERYTHING YOU ARE by Kerry Anne King is a hauntingly beautiful story of love, loss, forgiveness and hope. I was totally captivated from beginning to end. I loved how the author underscored every scenario with a musical theme and a magical realism that fit perfectly with the storyline. The main characters, Phee, Braden and Allie are all broken in some way, but somehow find the strength to repair their lives and relationships before all is lost. The writing is wonderfully lyrical and the vivid de ...more
Kris Ruggiero
Aug 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-booklist, arcs
I really loved this book! It is beautifully written and it combines music and magical realism with an emotional story of overcoming addiction, healing and forgiveness. The story is told from three POVs: Braden, Phee, and Allie. With each alternating chapter, I felt so connected to all the characters. I couldn’t help but root for them, and I really enjoyed the musical aspect of the story and how it tied all the characters together. The magical realism aspect fit in well with the story, and it ga ...more
Jane Carter
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed this. Quick read
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Kerry Anne King is the author of the international bestselling novels Closer Home, I Wish You Happy, and Whisper Me This. She lives in the Northwest and writes fantasy and mystery novels as Kerry Schafer. Visit her at www.kerryanneking.com
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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 o
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