Thursday, November 30, 2017

Little Broken Things by Nicole Baart {Book Review & Giveaway}

Congrats to Nicole Baart! So much buzz about this book and I was lucky enough to get a copy from Netgalley to read early! "Little Broken Things" is now available. Get your copy today. 

Little Broken Things by Nicole Baart
Published by Atria Books on November 21st, 2017
Genre: Suspense
I have something for you. When Quinn Cruz receives that cryptic text message from her older sister Nora, she doesn’t think much of it. They haven’t seen each other in nearly a year and thanks to Nora’s fierce aloofness, their relationship consists mostly of infrequent phone calls and an occasional email or text. But when a haunted Nora shows up at the lake near Quinn's house just hours later, a chain reaction is set into motion that will change both of their lives forever.

Nora’s “something” is more shocking than Quinn could have ever imagined: a little girl, cowering, wide-eyed, and tight-lipped. Nora hands her over to Quinn with instructions to keep her safe, and not to utter a word about the child to anyone, especially not their buttoned-up mother who seems determined to pretend everything is perfect. But before Quinn can ask even one of the million questions swirling around her head, Nora disappears, and Quinn finds herself the unlikely caretaker of a girl introduced simply as Lucy.

While Quinn struggles to honor her sister’s desperate request and care for the lost, scared Lucy, she fears that Nora may have gotten involved in something way over her head—something that will threaten them all. But Quinn’s worries are nothing compared to the firestorm that Nora is facing. It’s a matter of life and death, of family and freedom, and ultimately, about the lengths a woman will go to protect the ones she loves.

Anger and affection made awkward dance partners, and Quinn couldn’t decide whether she loved her sister in that moment or hated her just a little
The list of my weaknesses is long and varied, but none so great as my tendency to inertia. At the moments I most need to go, I find myself crippled and terrified.

I am still in complete aw of how this novel wrapped around my heart and tour at my chest, with so much power, I could hardly take a break from reading the authors beautiful words. This novel was written with such passion and fire, I still can't believe this is my first read by Nicole Baart. I have fallen in love with her writing and find myself adding all her books to my Goodreads shelf. I am still shocked that with all the books I read, this is the first time I have picked up one of her books. I will be rectifying that mistake very soon!  

This novel is told by three women Quinn, who lives near her mother with her artist-husband Walker, Nora, the oldest daughter and the wild child who ran away right after high school and the mom Liz, who has spent her entire life trying to be the perfect wife and perfect mother and made herself into a person that her daughters are unable to trust or connect with.
Add to these three women, a small girl, Lucy, who Nora leaves with Quinn for protection but protection from what or who? Quinn doesn't know and her mother isn't supposed to find out about any of this. Quinn has made a promise to Quinn. Little does she know, how hard this promise will be to keep. 

Soon we are drawn into a story of family, friendship, lies and incredible suspense. The story slowly unravels while the reader is salivating at the possibility of more. The author gives you just enough in each chapter to make the reader urn for more. I could not put this book down. I found myself reading at stop lights, on my lunch hour and late into the night. 

This book is going to be on so many lists of must reads, I predict we will see this book everywhere. I'd highly recommend readers to pick up their copy asap. I gave it an enthusiastic 5 stars.

Nicole Baart was kind enough to offer a giveaway with my post. This giveaway is open to anyone in the US. Enter to win a paperback copy of "Little Broken Things" by Nicole Baart. 

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Nicole Baart is the mother of five children from four different countries. The co-founder of a non-profit organization, One Body One Hope, she lives in a small town in Iowa. She is the author of eight novels, including the upcoming LITTLE BROKEN THINGS. Nicole is a proud Tall Poppy Writer and a firm believer that we are, and always will be, better together. Find out more at or connect with Nicole on social media.


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