Absolutely Amazing!

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This book was definitely a pleasant surprise. When I got it, I wasn’t totally sure that it was my type of book. I’m so happy I gave it a chance though, because i absolutely loved it.

One of the things that really stood out to me about this book was the historical aspects. I felt totally immersed in the church’s history, and just like Emily, I was praying it wouldn’t be demolished. Seattle is already an eccentric city, and getting a glimpse into a more forgotten hint of its history was super interesting. If I do end up traveling to Seattle, I’ll probably try and stop by the church, just to see the outside of the building that inspired this masterpiece.

The characters in All That Was were another thing I loved. Although their stories didn’t weave together in the way it’s expecting, I loved the way it was done. I was rooting for their romances the entire time, and I loved how they were sprinkled lightly throughout.

I felt like this book did a great job of dealing with grief and loss without making this a sad book. I felt like I was there, cheering Emily and Elizabet on while they found themselves again. Overall, I loved this book, even though it isn’t what I normally read.

Thanks to BookishFirst for providing a free copy in exchange for an honest review!