The Night Before

Posted November 9, 2014 by The Book & Alcohol Girls in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

by Luanne Rice
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The Night Before Book Cover The Night Before
Luanne Rice
Snowy Owl Productions
05/12/14
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On the eve of a wedding by the edge of the sea, a once-in-a-lifetime storm sweeps through a family Christmas tree farm on the Connecticut Shoreline and sets in motion the events of The Night Before. New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice tells the powerful story of the young couple about to get married, a mother and daughter three thousand miles apart, and best friends who could never forget each other.

Lydia Madison, an artist with a carefully guarded secret, opens her home and her heart to Danny Byrne (last seen in Silver Bells) and Sara Castillo. When the storm hits memories are cracked open, Lydia’s inspiration as an artist is revealed, and love and heartbreak intertwine.
This brand new short story returns to the setting of Rice’s beloved Black Hall and Hubbard’s Point series of novels, and poignantly reveals that when there is love this deep there’s no such thing as time or distance. A rare treat from an acclaimed and treasured author.

This is a quick and significant read telling the stories of Lydia Madison and Sara Castillo. This book ties the stories of the Lemon Orchard from the past and Lydia’s current life on the Christmas tree farm. Quite a lot of information is buried within the pages of this novella. If you plan to read The Lemon Orchard, (which I highly recommend,) this novella will only enhance that story. If you are a Luanne Rice fan you will want to pick this book up. If you haven’t read her work yet, this is a great introduction to her writing skills and the characters in this series of books. I was blown away by how such an easy read pulled me in the way this one did.

5 stars to this beautifully descriptive and heartwarming read. Pair it with hard lemonade and read it outside in the sunshine.

ARC Generously offered in exchange for an honest review


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