April 14, 2024

Series Sunday: If Only I Had Told Her

Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Share your review/recommendation below.
  • Include the title, author and series name.

My Series Sunday pick is If Only I Had Told Her, the follow-up to If He Had Been With Me by Laura Nowlin. Finn has always been in love with Autumn. She's not just the girl next door. She's more than his mother's best friend's daughter. It is obvious to everyone but Autumn. Even Finn's best friend, Jack, cannot deny their chemistry when seeing them together. But Jack wants to protect Finn from heartache if the feelings aren't reciprocated.

"Not wanting to be dead isn't quite the same as wanting to be alive. There's a gray space in between where one knows the desire to keep breathing should lie but is coolly absent. This is the space I occupy." ~ pg. 283

We already know how the story ends. Especially if you've read If He Had Been With Me. It is an extremely sad love story. But this follow-up is mostly Finn's point of view; if only he had told Autumn how he felt, things may have ended differently.

Do you want a good cry? Do you want to feel nostalgic? Are you in the mood for fictional grief? Say less. Add If Only I Had Told Her to your reading list. Told in three different perspectives (which I usually hate but this story could be told no other way), this love story brims with truth and tragedy. A beautiful tale Laura Nowlin told.

Author: Laura Nowlin
Published: February 2024
Pages: 416
Edition: Paperback
Genre: Romance
Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤

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