True to Me
Quinn Maguire has a stable life, a fiancé, and what she thinks is a clear vision for her future. All of that comes undone by her mother’s deathbed confession—the absentee father Quinn spent thirty years resenting is no ...more
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A heartwarming story about family secrets, finding oneself and most of all, how to forgive.
I look forward to reading the next book in this series.
Many thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and author, Kay Bratt, for the opportunity to read the ARC of Tr ...more
Once I sat down to read I didn’t put the book down until the very end.
I found myself totally engrossed in the story and the descriptions of Maui had me seeing the beauty of the island.
Loved the book!
Thank you NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for the opportunity to read t ...more
Thank you to Lake Union Publishing and Kay Bratt for the Advanced Readers Copy. All of the thoughts and opinions are my own
A truly wonderful novel that is hard to put down. It is packed full of emotion, human kindness, the meaning of friendship and family, emotional and mental healing, and the importance taking to time to find yourself.
Quinn has always wanted a father in her life. She had also always wanted to know more about her background. So she was astounded when her mother’s last words were she had a different father than the long gone loser of a man she had as a ...more
True to Me is the latest book by Kay Bratt, the bestselling author of Wish Me Home. It is a heart-warming novel about a young woman named Quinn Maguire who is having a major identity crisis. For you see, Quinn’s mother has just died, and on her death bed she informed Quinn that her father is not who she thin ...more
Quinn and her mom were close and there were no other family members, just the two of them. Quinn's dad left years earlier and she had no memory of him. She lives with and is engaged to a very dominant m ...more
The setting of this book, in Maui, makes one feel as though you are right there with Quinn.
This book follows Quinn’s story. She has recently lost her mom and while on her deathbed, her mother reveals that the man whom Quinn thought was her father is not! To better understand and process this information, Quinn is on a quest to find the truth, to find her father. It all starts with a DNA test that leads her ...more
The main themes in this novel are family secrets, forgive ...more
I felt an immediate connection with Quinn, and am in awe of how Bratt carefully crafted such a relatable character who was flawed and vulnerable, yet stronger than she gave herself cr ...more
Let me start by saying that I have long been a fan of Kay Bratt's writing, and have read every one of her books. True is Me is so very different than any of her others. Set in Hawaii, though I have never been, I felt as though I was experiencing the beauty, lifestyle, traditions, and culture of Maui. I fell in love with the main characters in the story, and came to care about the outcomes of each of them. What I liked most about this book is the fact that family is wh ...more
And I wasn't disappointed.
Quinn Macguire is a woman suffering loss. The loss of her mother, and the loss of the idea of a father who she never knew. The loss of herself.
On her deathbed, Quinn's mother tells her a secret that has been eating away at her.
This leads to Quinn going on ...more
I could definitely understand Quinn's reluctance to find out about her past, but also wanting to find her family. Family rivalries can be h ...more
The story is set in Hawaii. I wasn’t fond of Hawaii at all before I read the book. Through Kay Bratt’s knowledge of Hawaii, descriptions of the island, characters, and dialogue, I came to love Maui. The customs, the foods, the families, and the island itself all became al ...more
Told with sensitivity it tells of the horror that Quinn, in her thirties and after the recent death of her adored mother, finds that her world is turned upside down.
Disillusioned with her life, she travels to Maui to fulfill her mother's last wishes, hoping to find out also whether she can trace her father.
This search unfolds in an exciting way as Quinn discovers the true meaning of family love, friendship an ...more
After her mother's passing, Quinn decided to go to Maui to spread her mother's ashes, as requested, and search for the truth. Who is or was her father? Is he still alive? Does she have more family, or is she truly alone in this world?
Quinn's quest for truth in Maui gives her time away from her fiance' and the time to ...more
This quote is the theme of this beautifully written novel.
Quinn goes to Hawaii following her Mom's death. She needs to find an answer to her mom's final statement that her father was not her biological father.
The answers and peace that Quinn seeks must be in Maui where her mom grew up.
However, this trip is way more than ...more
It's the story of Quinn, a young woman who has recently lost her mother, the only family she has ever known. But on her deathbed, her mother reveals that the person Quinn thought was her father was not really really her father. So Quinn sets out on a journey to find her true father, carrying her to her mother's home in Maui.
Quinn's search for her family unfolds in surprising ways, and in the process, she discovers who she really is as well.