A Long Thaw

A Long Thaw Following on from the bestselling ebook MONSOON SEASON comes O Rourke s second novel which explores the power of secrets and the unbreakable bonds of family Cousins Abby and Juliet were born into one

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  • Title: A Long Thaw
  • Author: Katie O'Rourke
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 243
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Following on from the bestselling ebook MONSOON SEASON comes O Rourke s second novel, which explores the power of secrets and the unbreakable bonds of family.Cousins Abby and Juliet were born into one big, close family But when Juliet s parents divorce, it tears the family apart and sends the girls in very different directions.Juliet grows up too quickly, forced to be resFollowing on from the bestselling ebook MONSOON SEASON comes O Rourke s second novel, which explores the power of secrets and the unbreakable bonds of family.Cousins Abby and Juliet were born into one big, close family But when Juliet s parents divorce, it tears the family apart and sends the girls in very different directions.Juliet grows up too quickly, forced to be responsible for her younger sisters as well as an alcoholic, single mother Abby grows up a pampered, sheltered only child.As women, they try to mend the rift and come to terms with the way their shared history connects them, in spite of the years apart.Told in alternating narrative, A Long Thaw explores how the two women are shaped by the traumas and triumphs of childhood It s a story about the power of secrets and the unbreakable bonds of family.

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    1. "Looks like it's going to be a long thaw."Abby has always had a safety net, unlike her cousin Juliet, who has an absent father and a drunk mother who depends on her financially. Abby is her cousin's keeper and protector. Not that Juliet can't protect herselfJuliet is tough, in many aspects of her life, except when it comes to love. Perhaps her poor choices in men are because her father abandoned her and her sisters at a young age. All Juliet wants is a man who won't leave her, and then there is [...]

    2. I enjoyed this book and now plan to read her first book Monsoon Season.Cousins Abbey and Juliet meet up after many years apart. They were close as children in the long summers they spent together.They discover a lot about each other and their places in the family. They have both been through trials and tribulations in adult life, but the wish to re-engage with each other brings about a bond.Juliet's parent's divorce saw her mother move herself and children to the other side of the country to Cal [...]

    3. Cousins Abby and Juliet have reconnected after years of separation. As secrets from the past are revealed, an entire family is forced to reevaluate their lives and face an uncomfortable truth. This story is about the bonds of family and how the past shapes the future.This is the second book I've read by Katie O'Rourke, and I love the way she consistently builds realistic characters I can root for. From the outside looking in, Abby has her act together, but her love life paints a different tale. [...]

    4. Katie O’Rourke writes brilliantly about the craggy landscape of young adulthood. Childhood lessons and loyalties clash with the insuppressible urge to make new connections, romantic relationships are seldom easy or drama-free and sometimes, a return to family is exactly what is needed. A Long Thaw is a rich, nuanced story about something universal: the attempt to be happy with ourselves and hopefully, with someone else. A big-hearted and deep-thinking novel about two young women navigating the [...]

    5. Another winnerAnd my favorite of the three so far. O'Rourke has a unique sensibility for the infinite range and variations of family and couple relationships. While she concentrates on two cousins, the relationships of the entire family are explored. Makes one think of one's own friends and family and how each relationship affects other relationships.

    6. My experiences with the free books from Kindle Unlimited has been quite hit or miss. I'm happy that this was a hit - I actually really enjoyed this book of family drama. The characters were interesting and compelling and the writing was great. I'll definitely try more by this author.

    7. I enjoyed the book. I liked we saw the story unfold using multiple characters. Each time the POV changed it was well indicated so I wasn't ever confused as to who was telling this particular part of the story.

    8. Family drama.Two cousins live different lives due to the choices the parents of one cousin made. Not believable as families do not normally loose touch with cousins and grandkids when their parents divorce. Terrible ending!I just did not like the story and writing.

    9. I read this book in one sitting. Highly readable and well-written. It definitely keeps the reader intrigued to find out what happens.

    10. In her second novel following 2012′s Monsoon Season, Katie O’Rourke returns with a story of the heartbreaks and joys of family. As children cousins Abby and Juliet were inseparable, spending their summers creating a lifetime of memories together. Everything changed when Juliet’s parents divorced and her mother moved her to the opposite coast: while Juliet lived a struggle-filled life in California, all but raising her two younger sisters in the shadow of their mother’s neglect, Abby was [...]

    11. This is the second book I’ve read by Katie O’Rourke, and it reminded me a lot of her first novel, Monsoon Season. Both books are compulsively readable, and more complex than you expect. A Long Thaw is about two cousins, Abby and Juliet, who grow up as friends but lose touch when Juliet’s parents divorce and she moves across the country. As adults, when Abby finds herself going through a difficult break-up she decides to look up her cousin, and they begin to rebuild their friendship. It tur [...]

    12. Some books are like warm and comfortable blankets, and this is definitely one of those books. Once you start, you will be hooked and won't want to stop reading. I'm not usually big on books that can easily fit into the category of women's fiction. I tend to bore easily without a lot going on in the plot and so stories of relationships and family are usually not my thing, but this author knows how to tell a story that will capture your attention and hold it. This book is filled with very authenti [...]

    13. I read Katie O’Rourke’s previous novel ‘Monsoon Season’ a couple of years ago, I don’t remember much about it, except that I enjoyed it, but I think I preferred this one.The two characters were very different, Abby maybe a little too settled, Juliet not settled enough. They really did something for each other, in a way it was a coming of age novel, for both of them.I think as a character I liked Abby best, or at least I identified with her the most, she’s quite similar to me, Abby. J [...]

    14. Did I enjoy this book: I had a really hard time getting into this book. At times, I’d find myself enjoying the story only to have it cut off and shifted to a different character’s point of view in a different setting. I found this style of writing frustrating and unsatisfying.Parts of the story read more like a newspaper article than a fictional story. I didn’t feel like I was in the novel with them. I felt like I was simply reading someone else’s story.All in all, A Long Thaw was disapp [...]

    15. It was a good quick read. Nothing stood out - the characters aren't overly memorable and the story line doesn't get all that deep into the topics it skims over.

    16. Some novels grab you from the first page. Others move up on you more slowly. This is one of the latter, with characters who reveal themselves one misstep, one memory, one quirk at a time. As the novel progresses, we gradually learn about the disappointments and mysteries that separated cousins Abby and Juliet and then brought them back together. Family complications drive them and other family members apart and eventually give them a chance to sort through old hurts. Enough love weaves through t [...]

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