Gone Too Soon By Melody Carlson {Blog Tour + Book Review + Giveaway}

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review. All opinions remain my own and weren’t influenced. My opinions may differ from those of others as well as the author/publisher. Some of the links on the following page are “affiliate links” and I may be compensated if you click on these links.

Synopsis:

An icy road. A car crash.
A family changed forever.

Hannah Josephson had always been the “perfect” daughter. Kiera couldn’t live up to her before, and she certainly can’t now that her older sister has died in a car accident. But the image she carried resentfully of Hannah is challenged when she finds her dead sister’s diary and begins to read. Apparently Hannah’s final year wasn’t as perfect as everyone thought.

Caught in a pattern of blaming each other, the Josephson family is falling apart. Their father has left, their mother is mixing opiates and alcohol, little sister Maddie has been shipped off to spend the whole summer with their grandmother, and Kiera feels utterly alone with her grief and anger. A summer job helping at a park in a poor section of town provides a friend and a purpose.

But it’s Hannah’s diary that fills her thoughts. For the first time in years, she feels close to the sister she’s lost. But can the knowledge she gleans about her possibly help her patch back together the family that seems determined to implode?

My Thoughts!

Melody Carlson stole my heart a long time ago and ever since I’ve been collecting up her reads. When I saw Gone Too Soon, I knew I had to have it. Carlson has a way of drawing her readers in with the perfect balance of intrigue, drama, compatibility, and hope. Gone Too Soon was an emotional read that is full of family drama. The sibling rivalry is easily relatable. It will have you thinking of your own and wanting to squash any petty disagreements. I love that the book has a strong message to show readers that nobody is immune to weakness. We all have our faults and can work through them. I highly recommend this read to others. I found it to be a relatable, rewarding read.

Giveaway!


To celebrate her tour, Melody is giving away a grand prize of paperback copy of Gone Too Soon and a matching journal!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter. https://promosimple.com/ps/dfa9/gone-too-soon-celebration-tour-giveaway

Purchase It!

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Author Connection!

Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books (with sales around 6.5 million) for teens, women, and children. That’s a lot of books, but mostly she considers herself a “storyteller.” Her young adult novels (Diary of a Teenage Girl, True Colors etc.) appeal to teenage girls around the world. Her annual Christmas novellas become more popular each year. She’s won a number of awards (including RT’s Career Achievement Award, the Rita, and the Gold medallion) and some of her books have been optioned for film/TV. Carlson has two grown sons and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and yellow Lab dog.

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One comment

  1. Dianna says:

    The only Melody Carlson books I’ve read have been Christmas stories (so fun) and lighthearted romance. I love that she’s got such a versatile writing style.

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