Everything we give (Everything #3)

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From the author of Everything We Keep comes the final novel in the Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling Everything Series. Brimming with suspense, mystery, and romance, Everything We Give brings to a powerful close the gripping series of love, lies, and the secrets families keep.

Award-winning photographer Ian Collins made only one mistake in life, but it cost his mother her freedom and destroyed their family, leaving Ian to practically raise himself. For years he’s been estranged from his father, and his mother has lived off the grid. For just as long, he has searched for her.

Now, Ian seemingly has it all—national recognition for his photographs; his loving wife, Aimee; and their adoring daughter, Caty. Only two things elude him: a feature in National Geographic and finding his mother. When the prized magazine offers him his dream project on the same day that Aimee’s ex-fiancé, James, returns bearing a message for Ian but putting a strain on his marriage, Ian must make a choice: chase after a coveted assignment or reconnect with a mysterious woman who might hold the key to putting his past to rest. But the stakes are high, because Ian could lose the one thing he holds most dear: his family.

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This is the third book in a series. You can read my reviews on the first and second novels as well.

Everything We Give is the final instalment of the Everything series, and is written from the perspective of Ian, who was originally introduced in the first novel in this series. Throughout the book, the timeline jumps between Ian’s childhood and the present day, with the vast majority of scenes told from his POV.

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book, and highly recommend the series. It combines family drama, with mystery and romance, and would be a good fit for readers of any of those genres.

Lonsdale always includes an aspect of mysticism and psychology in her works, something which I enjoy. It adds depth to the plot-line and lends a feeling of realism to the turmoil her characters face. These books are extremely well written; everything that unfolds feels natural and organic.

This book is narrated by Andrew Eiden and Amy Landon. I really liked Andrew’s performance as Ian, but Amy Landon’s voice did not suit my perception of Amiee at all. I wish that the publisher had kept the original narrator of Amiee’s POV, from the first audiobook in this series. Otherwise, I greatly enjoyed the narration of Everything We Give and I am excited to listen to the next book by Kerry Lonsdale soon.

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