I was provided an advance copy of this novel from the publisher, Random House, through Netgalley, as well as a hard copy from the publisher through Bookishfirst.
This book gave me all the feels. I love books that masquerade as simple beach/chicklit books, but under that eye-catching gorgeous cover they're really books that will make you take a step back and examine yourself and the world around you--while also being the entertaining beach read you crave. It might be the fact that Ruthie, our protagonist, is my age and I could so identify with many of her thoughts and actions. I could see myself saying and doing and feeling the same way if my life suddenly blew up around me. But mostly I think it's the great characters, the great setting, and the great story. I will most assuredly be looking forward to reading more from Ms. Blundell!