Review: When We Fall by Emily Leibert

Posted September 10, 2014 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: When We Fall by Emily LeibertWhen We Fall by Emily Liebert
Published by NAL Trade on 9/2/2014
Genres: Adult, Chick Lit, Contemporary
Pages: 320
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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Ready for a fresh start, Allison Parker moves back to her hometown in the suburbs of New York. While she’d once savored the dynamic pace of city life, sadly, it lost its allure after her husband’s untimely death. Now, ready to focus on her art career accompanied by her ten-year-old son, Logan, Allison doesn’t anticipate that her past will resurface. When the wife of her husband’s best friend from summer camp takes her under her wing, things begin to spin out of control.

At one time, Charlotte Crane thought she had it all—a devoted husband, a beautiful little girl, and enough financial security to never have to worry. But behind her perfect facade lie a strained marriage and a fractured relationship with her sister. When new girl Allison arrives in Wincourt, Charlotte welcomes the chance to build a friendship. Before long, Charlotte begins to see her life through Allison’s eyes, and the cracks in her seemingly flawless existence become impossible to ignore.

As Allison heals from the loss of her husband—even wondering if she might be ready to date again—Charlotte feels more distant from her loved ones than ever before. The emerging friendship between the two women appears to be just the antidote both of them so desperately need...until everything falls apart.


I absolutely loved this book.  The characters are amazing, and you learn a lot about jumping to conclusions and forgiveness.

Allison is a strong character.  She’s trying to ome to terms with moving from New York. I love the support system she has with her parents.  They are there for her anytime she needs them. I also love how she puts Logan first.  He’s her first priority, and her relationship with him is a factor in her not dating.  Charlotte is okay at times, but frustrating at others.  She doesn’t have high self-confidence.  She’s constantly worrying about what her “friends” think of her.  She isn’t exctly proud of who she has become, and doesn’t know how to fix it.

When We Fall is definitely drama-worthy.  There are so many sweet times, and then there are others when you think you are back in high school. Allison doesn’t realize how she behaves around other people can be construed as bad.  She’s never been put into the position of being friends with a couple, and she isn’t sure how she is supposed to act.  There are some events that happen, and they don’t shed a  pretty light on some characters.  This is where it gets really juicy.

I don’t want to give all the dynamics away because findingthem when Allison & Charlotte do is part of what makes this an amazing story.  I wanted more of these characters when the book was done. It’s an emotional ride at times, and I’m happy to be able to have read alongon the journey.

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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