!!> KINDLE ➚ Dovetail ❦ Author Karen McQuestion – Aeroplanes.se
From The Bestselling Author Of Hello Love Comes A Spellbinding New Novel Of Enduring Love, Family Secrets, And Mysterious Death Joe Arneson S Ordinary Life Is Upended By Troubling Dreams Of Himself As A Different Man In Another Place And Time It Isn T Until He Visits His Estranged Grandmother, Pearl, In Her Wisconsin Hometown That A Startling Connection EmergesDrawn Into His Family S Past, Joe Discovers Secrets Weighing On The Old Woman S Soul The Tragic Death Of Her Sister Alice A Half Century Ago And Its Ripple Effect On All Who Loved Her Digging Into The Events Of That Summer In , Joe Is Convinced That His Recurrent Visions Relate To Alice S Untimely Passing And To The Beloved Man She Meant To Marry With The Help Of Kathleen, A Local Woman Joe S Fallen For, The Puzzles Of The Past Start Falling Into PlaceAs Uncovered Truths Bring Joe And Kathleen Closer Together, They Also Reveal A New Danger For Joe S Dreams May Be A Warning From One Star Crossed Couple To Another This was a first for me by Karen mcquestion, this was a Arc that I absolutely loved I felt like I was right there in the story with Alice, and John Pearl Frank.And Joe and Kathleen.This story goes from the year 19 16 to 1983 back and forth in time to the Future but Alice taking care of her family after her mother dies her younger sisters and her father A young man named John comes to help out on the farm Alice not knowing they would soon fall in love this young man has a background that back in those days was not lightly looked upon but I soon saw why Alice fell in love with John and he was such a giving caring guy..1916 going into 1983 Joes dad and stepmom had put him into Trendale a place like psychic ward because Joe has nightmares and all it scared his family but Joe s nightmares have a lot to do with things in this story this is a wonderful Story one that touched me deeply one that I will definitely read again Will be recommending to everyone which I have already done I finished this book yesterday but I wanted to sit on it a while and then do my review I just can t say enough about this book I absolutely love this book and if I could I would give it 10 Stars.Thank you netgally For this copy.And also Thank Karen McQuestion For this Amazing Book. I think I would classify this as women s fiction but with a good deal of romance.I must admit that I was hoping for a bit about Pearls life but the book centers mainly about one particular event that she feels responsible for She knows that she doesn t have a long time to live and comes up with a plan to at least atone for part of her history The novel is told in a dual storyline, the past is the life Pearl lived when she was young, the second oldest of seven daughters to a newly widowed father Alice is the oldest sister and most of the work of the household falls to her She is sweet tempered and very maternal and does the cooking, cleaning, etc with the help of her sisters Pearl at that age was very narcissistic and cared only about herself She evaded work as much as she could and dreamt of being an actress and leaving their small Wisconsin town of Pullman She wasn t even happy when her sister Alice was at last finding some personal happiness and this is the point of the main plot of the story which I won t divulge and spoil the novel for readers It does however provide the romance for this time thread of the story.The second story line is the present Pearl sets out to retrieve her grandson, whom she has never met, from a mental institution where he has been because of recurring, extremely upsetting and vivid dreams The dreams cause him to shout out and disturb his father and mother in law, along with his young sister Linda Though they seem to have Joe s best interests at heart he is sure that the therapy he is receiving isn t helping When he hears that his doctor has suggested electroconvulsive therapy he is adamant about leaving Just when he is trying to decide how he will get out and where he will go he is told that his grandmother and her lawyer are waiting to check him out At first he isn t sure about this situation but goes along with it.When we get into the story we find that Pearl has a plan for her grandson, she wants to hire him for the summer to get her family home ready for sale There is much to go through in the house and barn and she is also hoping to get to know him She and her only son, Joe s father, have been estranged for many years.During the course of the summer Joe meets Kathleen, a young woman fairly recently arrived to take over the resale and vintage shop that her aunt owned It was left to her and she finds that she really enjoys the work and the people Pearl had already set up an account with Kathleen so she was expecting all of the furniture, etc from the house From this relationship grows the romance in this thread of the story Joe also finds that his dreams are actually like recreations of past events this part of the story was the hardest for me to believe While I enjoyed the story I thought it was a bit slow moving and somewhat repetitive I would have enjoyed hearing about Pearl, perhaps explaining why she had been completely estranged from all of her sisters I thought she would perhaps try to reach out to some of them or their children to make amends.I received an ARC of this novel from the publisher through NetGalley The novel is set to publish on March 10, 2020. A story set in two timelines.1916 Pearl is the second of seven sisters When a young student comes to work for her father Pearl is jealous that he prefers her older sister Alice.1983 Joe is in hospital because he suffers terrible nightmares His grandmother Pearl who he has never met comes to collect him to help her empty her family s home so she can sell it.After he arrives in Pearl s home and he learns about his family s history Joe s nightmares begin to resemble things that happened in the family before he was born.Thank you to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for my e copy in exchange for an honest review. This book has been rattling around in my head for quite a while, probably about four years All along I ve been calling it Dovetail and although bits and pieces were coming to me like listening to a radio station almost out of range I waited to start writing until it was fully formed in my head After I finished each of my last few books, my younger son Jack would ask, And now are you going to write Dovetail Every time I said, Not just yet And then one day, I knew the time was right and I sat down with my laptop and got to work.It s a longer book than I usually write and there are layers to it Also, it s different than my other novels, but what else is new I have trouble staying in my lane, so much so I m not even sure I have a lane.Some of my early readers have said this is my best book yet For some reason I m unable to judge my own work, so I don t know if that s true or not All I know is that I hope readers enjoy it.