What The Valley Knows
Publication date: January 25th 2018
Genres: Romance, Young Adult
Millington Valley is a quintessential small Pennsylvania town: families go back generations. Football rules. Kids drink while adults look the other way. High school is a whirlwind of aspiration and rivalry, friendship and jealousy.
When smart and pretty Molly Hanover moves to town and attracts the attention of the football team’s hero, Wade Thornton—a nice guy with a bad drinking habit—longtime friendships are threatened and a popular cheerleader tries to turn the school against Molly.
The young couple’s future is shattered when Wade, drunk, wrecks his truck and Molly is thrown through the windshield. She wakes from a coma to find her beauty marred and her memory full of holes. As she struggles to heal, she becomes sure that something terrible happened before the accident. And there is somebody in the valley who doesn’t want her to remember.
In an Oyster Shell – This is a really good book. I would not reccomend this book to everyone because it does have some disturbing content that may be a trigger for some. I feel like the content was handled really well and served a greater purpose beyond just being put in for entertainment value. For others that would not be triggered, I highly reccomend this book for it was really well done.
The Pearls – The title and the book blurb were so ominous it intruiged me. What The Valley Knows is just gripping and spooky in it self. I like that this book had an element of suspense along with a trace of romance. It was everything I had hoped for and more.
There are multiple themes in the books which I really enjoyed. Some are disturbing some are not as much. I feel like the author brought to light some very touchy subjects that need to be talked about more. I commend her for doing such a good job on handling hard subject matter so elequontly.
The characters were outstanding. My favorite character was Molly’s mom. She emulated all the real emotions of what a mother would go through like with what happened in the book. I liked that Wade was a star football player that has some major issues addressed in the book. The characters are deeply flawed but relatable. It makes you turn the pages faster cheering for them while you try to find how their story ends.
The Sand – There was some language that I did not care for. The end was not my favorite.
Heather Christie grew up in rural Pennsylvania and, at age seventeen, took off for New York City in hopes of becoming a movie star. Flash forward several decades, a couple degrees, a bunch of cats, two kids and one husband later, she’s back in Pennsylvania writing her heart out and chasing dreams again. She loves to read, run, drink tea, and make Sunday dinner. Follow her blog at www.HeatherChristieBooks.com and say “hello” on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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