The Ones Who Matter Most by Rachael Herron reviewed by Shelly Tracy Gilliland:
Rachael Herron never disappoints! Her characters are so believable you might think you live next door to any one of them. Her story lines and dialogue are real, too. I don’t read a book I don’t like because my TBR (to be read) list is far too long for that. The Ones Who Matter Most will engage you from start to finish.
Shelly Tracey Gilliland reads voraciously, writes and quilts at her cozy home in northeast Indiana.
Review by Marlene Cullen:
Herron has the unique ability to write a scene that feels and sounds so real, it’s as if I’m right next to these characters as they move through their lives —at work, at home, running errands. I ride alongside the heroine as she navigates new and tricky waters. I clutch onto her jacket as she is tossed among the rapids—barely catching her breath before the next hurdle. That is the power of Herron’s writing. All of her books—and I have read them all—are written in this riveting style.
Sprinkled throughout The Ones Who Matter Most are “Rachaelisms”—universal truths, written in a straightforward yet eloquent style, that has me nodding, “Yes, me too.” “Yes, I get it.” After I read the last line, I was completely satisfied, happy and satiated. Reading The Ones Who Matter Most is a great way to spend time with interesting characters, experience unique surprises, and hanging on with suspense and appreciating family, no matter how that family is created.
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