Monday, July 03, 2017

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Everything We Left Behind by Kerry Lonsdale

Tomorrow, Everything We Left Behind, the latest book by Kerry Lonsdale comes out and I'm super excited about this one. This is the sequel to her book, Everything We Keep - which I loved!!! I'll be listening to this book - I'm just waiting for my copy of the audio book to arrive and then once it does, and I have time to listen to it, I'll be posting my review.

Because this book is sequel, and you really need to read the first book, and because I was fortunate to have been sent both books, I am going to give them away to 1 lucky reader. See giveaway details below!!! 

Title: Everything We Left Behind
Author: Kerry Lonsdale
Series: Everything We Keep, #2
Published: July 2017, Lake Union Publishing
Format: Paperback, 348 pages

From the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Everything We Keep comes the highly anticipated sequel. Told from one man’s two perspectives, Everything We Left Behind effortlessly blends suspense, mystery, and romance in an exploration of loss, resilience, and the compelling need to protect the ones we love at all cost.

Two months before his wedding, financial executive James Donato chased his trade-laundering brother Phil to Mexico, only to be lost at sea and presumed dead. Six and a half years later, he emerges from a dissociative fugue state to find he’s been living in Oaxaca as artist Carlos Dominguez, widower and father of two sons, with his sister-in-law Natalya Hayes, a retired professional surfer, helping to keep his life afloat. But his fiancée, Aimee Tierney, the love of his life, has moved on. She’s married and has a child of her own.

Devastated, James and his sons return to California. But Phil is scheduled for release from prison, and he’s determined to find James, who witnessed something in Mexico that could land Phil back in confinement. Under mounting family pressure, James flees with his sons to Kauai, seeking refuge with Natalya. As James begins to unravel the mystery of his fractured identity, danger is never far behind, and Natalya may be the only person he can trust.

(This book is the sequel to Everything We Keep.)

What readers are saying: 

“In this suspenseful sequel to Everything We Keep…readers will be captivated as the truth unravels, hanging on every word.” RT Book Reviews

 “A stunning fusion of suspense, family drama, and redemption, Everything We Left Behind will hold the reader spellbound to the last sentence.” —A. J. Banner, #1 Kindle and USA Today bestselling author of The Twilight Wife and The Good Neighbor

 “Love, loss, and secrets drive Kerry Lonsdale’s twisty follow-up to the bestselling Everything We Keep. Everything We Left Behind is an enthralling and entertaining read. You’ll be turning the pages as fast as you can to see how it ends.” —Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, authors of The Good Widow

 “While Everything We Left Behind, the long-anticipated sequel to Everything We Keep, is page-turning and suspenseful, at its center it is the story of a man struggling to discover the truth of his own identity. A man who is determined above all else to protect his family, a man who is willing to risk everything to find out the truth and to ultimately uncover the secrets of his own heart. For everyone who has read Everything We Keep (if you haven’t go do that now!), this is your novel, answering every question, tying up every thread to an oh-so-satisfying conclusion.” —Barbara Taylor Sissel, author of The Truth We Bury

 “With one smart, unexpected twist after another, this page-turner is as surprising as it is emotionally insightful. Everything We Left Behind showcases Kerry Lonsdale at the top of her game.” —Camille Pagán, bestselling author of Life and Other Near-Death Experiences

 “Told through a unique perspective, Everything We Left Behind is a compelling story about one man’s journey to find himself in the wake of trauma, dark secrets, and loss. As past and present merge, he struggles to confront fear and find trust, but two constants remain: his love for his young sons and his need to protect them from danger. This novel has everything—romance, suspense, mystery, family drama. What a page-turner!” —Barbara Claypole White, bestselling author of Echoes of Family


Thanks to the folks at Lake Union Publishing, I have one copy each of Everything We Keep & Everything We Left Behind to give away to one of my readers. To enter the giveaway, please fill out the rafflecopter below by July10th.

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This giveaway is open to US residents only and ends July 10th.

Good Luck!!!


  1. I have had her books on my tbr list forever. It would be awesome to win these!

  2. I read Everything We Keep and loved it!! I cannot wait to read Everything We Left Behind!

  3. This is on my TBR list. I can't wait to read it!

  4. This would be my first Kerry Lonsdale book. Thanks for the chance to win it!

  5. I've read Everything We Keep and now I need to find out what happens next.

  6. Kerry is a new author to me and I really enjoyed the description of the books and I'm looking forward to reading them.

  7. I was just in time to request this from Netgalley after reading this post. Thanks for the review.

  8. Yes, I read All the Breaking Waves and loved Kerry Lonsdale's writing style and hint of magic!

  9. Loved both of these books. It's a story that will stay in your heart!

  10. Not yet, but Everything We Keep is already on my wish list

  11. I've not yet read her books, but I would like to. :)


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