The Sweetest Thing by Lilian Darcy

The Sweetest Thing (River Bend)

Reviewed by Desere

This read is about Tully and how she returns home to help take care of her terminally ill mother. But she is not returning out of free will, more out of guilt and at the request of her grandmother.

Once back in town Tully knows the road to being there for her mother during her last days is not going to an easy one, nor it is easy having to face the man she left hanging eighteen years ago.

But as we all know sometimes it's best to just suck it up and get it over and done with, it won't kill us to try and play along, long enough to make others happy and then you can be on your merry little way.

Only Tully soon discovers that playing along won't cut it. More and more secrets are revealed and she once again wants to take off running, if only her heart would let her.

This was without a doubt the best Lilian Darcy book ever! So emotional and so very touching it left me in tears! I completely adored how the author took three generations of woman and delved deep into each one's past. It was a story showing just how many secrets can be gathered between three woman and just how much of an impact it can have on their future decisions.

And the secrets in this read, oh my the secrets were so excellent that it made me sit up and take double notice, and yes I did yell out " No, really? You've got to be kidding me!"

I have always loved Lilian's books because her characters are always so very realistic that they crawl into my heart within seconds after gracing the pages with their presence. This time around the very same happened only with so much more of a bang in your face punch.

The author let the characters get to me so bad that I was crying my eyes out for the hurt Tully has to face, and the anger Ren feels for Tully walking out on him. I was right there living every moment with each character, I felt every emotion right down to my very core.

I am taking away a message of secrets kept can destroy lives when kept too long. Yes sometimes it is necessary to keep a secret because you know the person will be hurt or not strong enough to handle the truth. But it is not for you to decide, you need to let the person find their own way of handling the situation, it will help to let the person discover themselves in a way you cannot do for them.

I highly recommend this read for anyone and everyone looking for a heartwarming, emotional and touching read, filled with lots of real life issues and the sweetest moments of joy.

Word to the wise, this book will cause unexplained cravings for chocolate, make sure to have a supply handy before starting the book.

5/5 star review
" Within a secret she finds her sweetest victory"