Book Review: The Family Compound

Posted November 4, 2022 by geograph in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Book Review: The Family CompoundThe Family Compound by Liz Parker
Published by Amazon Publishing on August 23, 2022
Genres: Fiction / Family Life / Siblings, Fiction / Women
Pages: 288
Format: ARC, eBook
Source: Netgalley
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A compassionate and insightful novel about family, broken dreams, and holding on to everything in life that matters.

Five cousins must band together to decide the future of their shared inheritance--the family's sprawling property in Stowe, Vermont--but with each at a different place in life, reaching a unanimous decision seems unlikely.

Penny struggles with depression and craves stability in an unstable world. Halsey is divorced, raising her child, and contending with an unexpected realization about herself. William can be counted on only to fall in love as capriciously as he falls out of it. And both Laurie and Chris are floundering after betrayals--hers professional, his personal. With little in common except childhood memories, the five face impossible choices. It's going to take sacrifice, compromise, and a plan for moving forward they can all agree to. Until then, the fate of the Nolan family compound is as uncertain as their paths in life.

As five lives in flux converge and tensions run high, the cousins will have to rely on each other if they're to have any hope of preserving the past. From the author of All Are Welcome comes a novel about a family legacy worth fighting for.

I really wanted to like this book! My first line was going to be “like The Nest if the Nest was good”! Unfortunately I think this is false. This book dragged SO MUCH. It’s way more character-driven, but calling it ‘driven’ feels like a misnomer. I also think I read this at the Exact Wrong Time because the entire time I desperately wished I was reading ALL OF US VILLAINS, which is rough for me because the hold list at the library is 22 weeks long. Two stars! But maybe it was just not the right time for me to read this book.


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