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The Color of Us

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  74 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Callie Evans isn’t exactly living her best life in Los Angeles. She dropped out of college, has been repeatedly fired, and is now literally watching paint dry at a hardware store for a living. This isn’t the depressing existence she had planned for her early twenties, but here she is.

Although she’s faced a shattering trauma, she’s learning that avoiding grief has owned he
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Published November 21st 2021 (first published November 20th 2021)
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Nov 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book was perfection. It’s been a while since Jessica Park released a book, but she’s written some of my all time favorites so my expectations were high. This surpassed them. Callie and Danny’s story was epic and one that will stay with me. And after reading it, I have this insane urge to learn to cook more… ;)

Callie lives in LA but she does not fit in there. Not like her sister and mom seem to. She feels lost. When she gets the opportunity to go back to her home town in Vermon
Nov 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2021
I want to hug Jessica Park so hard for writing this book. All of Jessica's books hold a special place in my heart, but this one more than the others. I love it. (Review coming soon). ...more
Nov 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-books-2021
Jessica Park has a gift for not only words, but thoughtful, loveable characters that the reader will love and root for throughout their journey. I wasn't sure she could ever top 180 Seconds, but The Color of was equally amazing.

Callie is a 20 year old working a dead end job in a paint store and living with her realtor mom and glamorous sister in L.A. She doesn't fit in there and she's not happy. She drinks a lot of vodka, hangs out with her best friend Marlena and swallows down quinoa bowls. Th
Katie (Leave Me Alone I Am Reading)

Jessica Park has done it again, she is an author that you can always count on to deliver the best stories. She has a way with words that flow effortlessly across the pages while she unravels a beautifully written story and The Color of Us is no exception. This is not just a story of love but also courage and hope, a story that breaks you and heals you at the same time!
Nov 27, 2021 rated it really liked it
I have loved every book I have read written by Jessica Park and The Color of Us can be added to the list! I flew through this eagerly and easily and loved every page, every word. She has a knack for creating characters that are easy to read about, that are relatable, intriguing, and just REAL. Raw emotion was portrayed and described expertly, my own heart was pierced and broken, only to be filled with warmth and love shortly after. Watching Callie transform from a sullen twenty-something year ol ...more
Sarah  Bittel
Nov 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Back in 2012 I fell in love with the way that Jessica Park writes after I read Flat Out Love for the first time. I still think about it every year when I look up at (and into) my Christmas tree. Since that first book, Park has been one of my favorite authors and I have read everything she has written. Nothing makes me happier than to read a new Jessica Park book, full of all the things that make her books special. Callie has faced a terrible loss as a child when her father dies suddenly and her ...more
Nov 26, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great writing. Engaging characters. Intriguing story line. Great momentum until the last 25%. The angst felt a little forced with the 2 mains. It served a purpose but it didn’t flow as smoothly at this point. Overall a good read. 4 solid stars!!!!!
Nov 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Ohmygod this book was outstanding! It was utter perfection. I didn’t want The Color of Us to end but I couldn’t put it down—the perfect kind of book, in my opinion.

I absolutely loved Callie. I don’t think I’ve ever cared more for a main character than I have her. Her struggles and pain just felt so real. Her growth in this book was executed flawlessly, and I rooted for her with every meal she created and every design she came up with. And Danny? What else can I say but heartbreakingly amazing? A
Nov 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This story is exactly what I needed! No one does a slow burn like Jessica Park! More than that though, she is masterful in creating dynamic characters with real issues while maintaining the magic of romance.

One thing I've always loved in Park's books is that she portrays a more realistic side to events/life and normalizes certain behaviors in men. She makes it ok for men to be human, show emotion, and deal with trauma too. She writes the perfect anti-alpha! The kind of men real people would actu
Nov 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Captivating and colorful

It's been a long time since I picked up a book that swept me off my feet. I went into the book blindly and I'm so thankful for that.

Jessica painted a beautiful story for us. I adore her writing and this book was no exception. I needed to know about Callie and Danny. I was so invested in the build up of their story and it did not disappoint.
There was so much beauty in the art of their relationship. Between the recipes and his art, I wanted it all. I
I cried and I laughed a
Cynthia C.
Nov 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
The story I was expecting based off of the blurb turned out to be slightly different than what I got. I went in thinking romance, but saw a character breath life again, mourn, grow, and the town of Wake, Vermont(which was a character all its own).
The book is told in Callie Evan’s perspective & I did find her likable which was good because the story started off a bit too slow for me. I found the story to be charming, and funny in places, but also slightly heartbreaking - which is fine because by
Kirstin Garrison
Read this now!

Jessica Park has done it again! Every time I read one of her books, I’m blown away by her writing. She introduces characters that are relatable and you just can’t help but fall in love with. Her books are filled with emotions and this book did not disappoint when it came to those said emotions. I laughed. I cried. I fawned. I felt anger, but when you’re on that emotional rollercoaster, you know that every good ride (or read) comes to an end, but it was all worth it. I can’t wait fo
Nov 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
She's back! Another fully engaging, emotional, in some parts funny and always un-put-downable book by Jessica Park! Callie's and Danny's stories are at times heart breaking and most of the time inspiring and hopeful. The town characters are quirky, interesting, endlessly entertaining and supportive. The suspense and their story keeps you reading. I laughed, cried and put off making thanksgiving dinner to finish reading. Then couldn't start another book for a bit, just mulling over these two and ...more
Michelle Odland
Nov 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
It is impossible not to fall in love with this book. The instant I arrived in Wake I was in love. With the quirky childhood home, with the gorgeous lake setting, the small town people that are somehow all so charming and just good, and Danny. He and his oaf of a dog piled into my heart immediately.

This was definitely my favorite book of the year and worth waiting for.
Stephanie Brown
Nov 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jessica Park is back!

This book made me cry, laugh, smile, heat up. I got all the feels. Jessica has this amazing ability to tip out your heart and put it back together again. This book is about grief and family, love, friends and finding home. I couldn’t put this book down. I would recommend it to all if my friends abs book club members!
Valerie Cooper
Nov 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Jessica is one of those authors who are an automatic pre-order or 1-click for me. This book was no exception and I went in 100% blind. I didn't read a synopsis or check for others thoughts before I dove in. It was fun. I saw pieces of Jessica in the story through all the cooking and it made me smile. The Color of Us was a great story and I recommend it highly. ...more
Lisa Grigsby
Nov 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book is such an incredible story of not just romance but of grief, healing and self discovery. Jessica Park never fails to paint a beautiful story with her words. This is no exception. The Color of Us is a top read for 2021 . 5 cerulean stars!
Nov 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
all the colors!

Another brilliant gem by Jessica Park! I felt all the colors as I devoured this book in mere hours.
Dec 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Loved this. So good.
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Jessica is the author of 180 SECONDS, CLEAR, The Left Drowning Series (LEFT DROWNING and RESTLESS WATERS), the New York Times bestselling FLAT-OUT LOVE (& the companion novella FLAT-OUT MATT), FLAT-OUT CELESTE, and RELATIVELY FAMOUS. She lives in New Hampshire where she spends an obscene amount time thinking about rocker boys and their guitars, complex caffeinated beverages, and tropical vacations ...more

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