GREAT AND PRECIOUS THINGS
By Rebecca Yarros
Release Date: February 25
How do you define yourself when others have already decided who you are?Six years ago, when Camden Daniels came back from war without his younger brother, no one in the small town of Alba, Colorado, would forgive him—especially his father. He left, swearing never to return.
But a desperate message from his father brings it all back. The betrayal. The pain. And the need to go home again. But home is where the one person he still loves is waiting. Willow. The one woman he can never have. Because there are secrets buried in Alba that are best left in the dark.
If only he could tell his heart to stay locked away when she whispers she’s always loved him, and always will…
Great and Precious Things is a heart-wrenching story about family, betrayal, and ultimately how far we’re willing to go on behalf of those who need us most.
“He’d protected me for the simple reason that I’d been theirs all my life. The girl who tagged along with the Daniels boys. The naive teenager who stayed behind when three brothers went to war. The woman who shattered when only two came home.”
This is a book about redemption. About a bad boy not being so bad and a perfect man hiding dark secrets.
It’s a book about living in a very small town and not being able to outrun your bad reputation and the mistakes from your youth.
A story of hidden jealousy and what it pushes us to do, what it will cost us one day.
This is also about long lasting love but bad timing and missed opportunities.
How a split second decision can simply be a matter of life or death, love or loneliness.
You’ll also read about choosing your death, the right to die with dignity, on your own terms.
And you’ll also hurt when two brothers will be divided by their beliefs, each trying to do what he deems best.
You have guilt and remorse.
Love and hurt.
Hope and death.
And so many other feelings!
I loved Willow and Cam. Together and apart.
Cam …. Appearances are deceiving and he began as a man with a short fuse, prone to fight with his fists when he was young. Now after a decade of army training, he’s learned to rein his temper in.
But why would he fight often? Why would he be the bad boy to everyone but Willow, his neighbor? That’s what we have the pleasure to discover in the story because there is a reason why he rejected everyone! And my heart broke for him when I learned what happened.
Cam is huge, handsome, protective of Willow and dead set on caring for his sick father even if said father is rejecting him at every turn. His dedication and his stubbornness were admirable!
I loved Willow. She went for her dream despite what her father, the judge, wanted for her. She followed her own path all while trying to stay close to her parents, her sister and her niece. That’s not always easy to live in a small town!
She was smart, loving and ..funny in her own way!
“Maybe now was a good time to stand up and twirl around in my super-short red skirt like a matador with an angry bull.”
Cam and Willow’s love story was a slow burn, very heartwarming to watch. I love friends to lovers romance and forbidden romance, even if the “forbidden” aspect was quite mild all things considered.
“You two are a damned Shakespearean tragedy. It’s slightly entertaining yet incredibly painful to watch.”
The town of Alba and its inhabitants with their beliefs, prejudices and small drama feel like its own character and add to the reading’s enjoyment.
Rebecca Yarros wrote a very romantic story with some heartbreak, surprises, slow burn, strong and loyal heroes.
On a side of inside note, I loved how Rose tested her theory 😊
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2HKNm4E
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About the Author:
I’m a hopeless romantic and adore all things chocolate, coffee and paleo. No, seriously, I need to have a caffeine IV put in. I’ve adored reading all my life, and writing naturally evolved from my love of late nights and promises of one more page.
I’m also a military wife of sixteen years. During my husband’s deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, I was devouring a book a day, and during his third deployment, I finally wrote my own. With a somewhat ironic timing, I received my book deal for Full Measures during his fourth deployment, and published a month after he returned home. We’re currently preparing for his fifth deployment, so check out the blog for the latest!
On the homefront, we have six kids. Yes, you read that right—six. If I’m not writing or playing guitar, I’m usually tying hockey skates for our four boys, or sneaking in John Hughes marathons with my two daughters. We fostered and adopted our youngest daughter from the foster system and we’re passionate about helping others do the same through our non-profit, One October! We’re always busy navigating the winding road of our daughter’s recent autism diagnosis, getting our boys to hockey, prepping for a deployment, and generally trying to stay sane. We’re die-hard Mets fans, but our hearts call Colorado home.
If you’ve read all of that, haven’t fallen asleep, and still want to know more about me, check out my blog: http://www.rebeccayarros.com/blog!
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Lovely Review! Haven’t heard about this book but it sounds like a heart warming read. I love misunderstood bad boys!
Me too Raven! They are the best heroes LOL
What a wonderful review. You make me feel for these characters and I haven’t even met them yet!