KINDLE ❄ Everything You Are Author Kerry Anne King –

Everything You Are From The Bestselling Author Of Whisper Me This Comes A Haunting And Lyrical Novel About The Promises We Make And The Forgiveness We Need When We Break Them One Tragic Twist Of Fate Destroyed Braden Healey S Hands, His Musical Career, And His Family Now, Unable To Play, Adrift In An Alcoholic Daze, And With Only Fragmented Memories Of His Past, Braden Wants Desperately To Escape The Darkness Of The Last Eleven YearsWhen His Ex Wife And Son Are Killed In A Car Accident, Braden Returns Home, Hoping To Forge A Relationship With His Troubled Seventeen Year Old Daughter, Allie But How Can He Hope To Rescue Her From The Curse That Seems To Shadow His Family Ophelia Phee MacPhee, Granddaughter Of The Eccentric Old Man Who Sold Braden His Cello, Believes The Curse Is Real She Swore An Oath To Her Dying Grandfather That She Would Ensure Braden Plays The Cello As Long As He Lives But He Can T Play, And As The Shadows Deepen And Phee Finds Herself Falling For Braden, She Ll Do Anything To Save Him It Will Take A Miracle Of Forgiveness And Love To Bring All Three Of Them Back To The Healing Power Of Music

10 thoughts on “Everything You Are

  1. says:

    Braden Healey is a musician, and when his hands are severely injured, he loses not only his career, but also his family, as he turns to alcohol Tragedy strikes Braden again when his ex wife and son are killed in a car accident His daughter, Allie, is seventeen, and Braden returns home to care for her He also wants to protect Allie and keep her safe, considering all he s lost He thinks the family may be cursed Phee MacPhee is the granddaughter of the man who sold Braden a cello, and she also believes the curse is real Phee promised her grandfather that Braden would continue to play the cello, but clearly, he cannot play In the process, Phee falls in love with Braden I really felt for Braden and all he had lost His character was written with care and sincerity The writing is beautiful and tender, pulling on all my emotions The author does a wonderful job bringing in themes of alcoholism, grief, and loss, as well as all the emotions that come along with these issues in a family I also loved the part music played in this story It really added interest for me.Overall, Everything You Are is a beautifully told story of utter despair versus hope, forgiveness, and redemption I recommend it for those who enjoy powerful reads I received a complimentary copy All opinions are my own.My reviews can also be found on my blog

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    Phee or the cello not sure which you are going to love The characters are so real.This book just warmed me so much but I LOVE music as much as I love books.Music, love, and forgiveness all make this book such a highly recommended read I will say this about the book, once you start reading you are not going to want to put it down so make sure that you don t have any plans.grab your copy of this 4 star read.The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.

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    This beautifully written, lyrical novel is about music and family and forgiveness with a touch of magical realism It s one of those books that you want to get to the end to see how it ends but you find yourself reading slower because you don t want it to end and you don t want to say goodbye to the characters This book covers a range of topics along with the curse it talks with compassion about alcoholism, infidelity, suicide and pain and most importantly forgiveness The author shows the importance of love and forgiveness no matter what happens in life Plus the entire novel is all wrapped up in beautiful music This is an incredibly beautiful novel and I highly recommend it Thanks to the publisher for a copy of this book to read and review All opinions are my own.

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    Ophelia Phee MacPhee has received an amazing gift from her granddad for her eighteenth birthday He has gifted her his business, MacPhee Fine Instruments She is amazed he has chosen her to carry on the family business and is delighted at the opportunity What she does not realize is that there is a lot to this gift than what first meets the eye Braden Healey is an amazing cellist, but has fallen on hard times and has not played for years His ex wife and son are killed in a tragic accident leaving his daughter Allie needing her dad, who she has not seen in eleven years, now than ever Ahhh if it were only that easy Allie is a tough, stubborn, angry, grieving seventeen year old She is far from willing to accept her dad back into her life with open arms I can t really blame her, imagine your father making a sudden appearance back into your life after over a decade That would be difficult for just about anyone Allie and Braden are two lost souls, both denying their common bond the cello The cello needs them, just as much as they need it Braden has his personal demons waiting at the bottom of a bottle He desperately does not want to drink, but it is so much easier than facing real life Allie is heading down a very dangerous path, with a boy who does not have her best interest at heart They both desperately need to turn their lives around before it is too late This is a beautifully written story about love, loss, and the music within For all of my reviews www.readingbetweenthepagesblog.wordpr

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    From the very first page of this beautiful, haunting book, I was completely immersed in the story and its broken, troubled characters This is a novel that worked its way into my heart and soul utterly and completely.the rest of the world drifted away as I became immersed in the lives of Phee, Braden, and Allie The author s lyrical writing held me captivated I read through my own tears, my heart in my throat, holding out hope for these wounded people to be healed and whole Music is an intricate part of this book, weaving its way in an out of the story, tearing the characters apart and bringing them back together This poignant novel addresses the issues of grief, loss, guilt, alcoholism, suicide, pain and rage with compassion, empathy and honesty I look for a visceral connection with story and characters with every book I read, but rarely does a book move me as deeply as this one.

  6. says:

    Bravo Kerry Anne King, Author of Everything You Are has orchestrated such an intense, captivating, fascinating, unique, emotional, symbolic and thought provoking and suspenseful novel The Genres for this novel are Fiction, Magical Realism, Fantasy, Folklore with a Musical Background The timeline for this story is in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the events or characters in the story The author has vividly described her setting and characters leading to a certain pattern The author describes her dramatic characters as complex, complicated, flawed and stressed.Can you imagine a musical instrument choosing YOU to caress it, take care of it, and play it Phee MacPhee has not only inherited her Grandfather s Musical shop, but also some dark secrets and unusual promises Phee s grandfather claims that he re built many instruments after World War Two, and they consist of terrible memories during that time The instruments have a soul, just as music has a soul It is Phee s job to ensure that certain people who did sign a contract for an instrument continue to play it, or there could be a devastating effect Braden Healey was chosen by a cello from Phee s grandfather shop Braden had a successful musical career until there was a terrible accident Braden claims he can t play the cello any His daughter Allie now plays it Unfortunately, tragedy occurs, where Phee has to find Braden immediately.Kerry Anne s vivid descriptions remind me of Peter and the Wolf , Serge Prokofiev where the instruments tell a story I can almost choose an instrument for each character, in this story There is such a magical and mystical feel to this story There is so much symbolism in this story Kerry Anne King describes the importance of facing your problems, seeking help, the importance of family, friends, forgiveness, communication, love, and hope I highly recommend this thought provoking story.

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    A beautifully written story about loss, love and forgiveness Braden is a brilliant cellist, who s hands are damaged in a tragic accident, leaving him unable to play, and sending him into the world of alcoholism He leaves his family and his beloved cello, but still has a spiritual connection to it, as he stumbles through binges and hangovers His ex wife and son die in another tragic accident, leaving 17 yr old Allie alone, until Braden shows up, to reluctantly sober up and provide parental support until she s 18.Kerry Ann King is a gifted writer, with well developed characters and a deep, insightful style I could hear the music, which is an integral part of this story, as that haunted cello drew the characters together, with their shared love of music.Although I m not a fan of fantasy, this novel did intrigue me, and I m happy that the genre didn t dissuade me I received an ARC for my honest review, and honestly, I liked it My thanks to NetGalley and LakeUnionPublishing for the opportunity.

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    What a beautifully written book The words just drew me in and I was soon lost in the story At eighteen Ophelia McPhees inherits her grandfathers Luthier business This business has been passed down through several generations When she inherits it comes with the a very different task a task that has her keeping track of some very special instruments that musicians have signed an oath to always play When a tragic accident leaves Bradley Healey a famous cellist unable to play his cello, a cello he purchased from Ophelia s grandfather when he was only ten years old, he feels like his life has fallen apart He s no longer in communication with his wife and two children, he s drinking and basically living homeless Fast forward eleven years later a tragedy strikes again his wife and son have died in a car accident and now his daughter whose seventeen years old needs him He moves back to his families home and attempts to rebuild a relationship with his daughter Ophelia feels like Bradley is cursed and if he plays again the curse will be lifted and so she attempts to convince him that he must try to play This book dives into magic and music and how there is always a special relationship with a musician and their instrument I really enjoyed this book I give this four stars

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    At the center of the music, he is whole All of his confusion, his anger, his grief, his guilt turns to gold, a process of alchemy, I absolutely loved this book Starting with the breathtakingly beautiful cover, to the wonderfully musical writing style, to the very interesting and refreshing storyline This was such a great surprise I can t wait to delve into of Kerry Anne King s books I have absolutely no musical talent with instruments so when I saw this story was based around a cello I was hesitant, but this book is so much then thathuman relationships, self preservation, love I strongly recommended this to everyone

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    We are not living in the Middle Ages Curses don t exist, not real curses A beautiful, poignant novel One of the main characters and a center in the plot is a cello A cello that chooses her person.Yes, you read that right But it is so much Braden has played this cello from the age of twelve and signed an agreement with the luthier to always play and care for her until his death There is a curse for not following this contract.He marries, has a family, and later in his life a serious injury of his hands His world implodes.Can it truly be a curse that is torturing him and his family when Braden is no longer able to play the instrument How will he right his own life to save his daughter and himself This story has love, guilt, pain, and forgiveness It is truly written with so much depth that I could feel the emotion of the cello when she was at one point in the story, abandoned.I loved this book and would give it 10 stars

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