The last 6 months of 2020 I promised y’all (and myself) one book a month to be reviewed. I made it 2 months. But now it’s 2021 and I am here making me time a priority and reading all the books.
Back when the pandemic first started one of my favourite authors Colleen Hoover placed a number of her books on sale forebook versions and I was able to download quite a few, nearly a whole year later I am finally getting to them.
Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara, would like nothing more than to be nothing alike. Morgan is determined to prevent her daughter from making the same mistakes she did. By getting pregnant and married way too young, Morgan put her own dreams on hold. Clara doesn’t want to follow in her mother’s footsteps. Her predictable mother doesn’t have a spontaneous bone in her body. With warring personalities and conflicting goals, Morgan and Clara find it increasingly difficult to coexist. The only person who can bring peace to the household is Chris—Morgan’s husband, Clara’s father, and the family anchor. But that peace is shattered when Chris is involved in a tragic and questionable accident. The heartbreaking and long-lasting consequences will reach far beyond just Morgan and Clara. While struggling to rebuild everything that crashed around them, Morgan finds comfort in the last person she expects to, and Clara turns to the one boy she’s been forbidden to see. With each passing day, new secrets, resentment, and misunderstandings make mother and daughter fall further apart. So far apart, it might be impossible for them to ever fall back together.
Colleen did it again with this book. All of the feelings, often times overwhelming. There is a line in the second chapter where one of our leads, Morgan, states that at age 34 she is lost in being a mother and a wife but not knowing who she is beyond that. It was a line and notion that cut deep. I could relate to it more then I had ever admitted to myself and could feel myself getting trapped in the characters void.
The way the chapters are laid out switching from the point of view of the two lead characters keeps things fresh and you are really seeing the world created from a whole.
From start to finish Regretting You takes it’s reader on a journey. As I finished the book I found myself hoping there would be a sequel because I wanted to know how the characters would fair once they were fully on the other side, a few years down the road where would they be?
If you haven’t read one of Colleen’s books, I recommend you start. This is such a good story and really reflects the love of a Mother and Daughter well. There are people in life and situations in life you may come to regret, but I can assure you – reading this book won’t be on that list!