The Family Compound by Liz Parker
.PDF, 232 pages
Expected Publication: 23 Aug 2022
By: Lake Union Publishing
About The Book:
Five cousins must band together to decide the future of their shared inheritance—the family’s sprawling property in Stowe, Vermont—but with each at a different place in life, reaching a unanimous decision seems unlikely. Penny struggles with depression and craves stability in an unstable world. Halsey is divorced, raising her child, and contending with an unexpected realization about herself. Irresponsible William can be counted on only to fall in love as capriciously as he falls out of it. And both Laurie and Chris are floundering after betrayals—hers professional, his personal. With little in common except childhood memories, the five face impossible choices. It’s going to take sacrifice, compromise, and a plan for moving forward they can all agree to. Until then, the fate of the Nolan family compound is as uncertain as their paths in life. As five lives in flux converge and tensions run high, the cousins will have to rely on each other if they’re to have any hope of preserving the past. From the author of All Are Welcome comes a novel about a family legacy worth fighting for.
I asked for this title because I love family dramas, but this one started off very slow and never really picked up the pace. I didn't really connect with any of the characters and found them very immature, and the storyline was a tad predictable. It was really hard trying to keep all the characters straight too. I did like how the cousins and siblings finally got their acts together and started to grow as human beings. The family dynamics part of the story felt very real and true to life and I enjoyed that. This was a great premise but I am sorry to say the execution was lacking.
With many thanks to NetGalley, Liz Parker and Lake Union Publishing for the giving of the ARC.
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