Saturday, April 27, 2013

THE UNFINISHED WORK OF ELIZABETH D. by Nichole Bernier Review & #Giveaway


Kate has suffered a devastating blow.  Her close friend Elizabeth has passed away, a casualty in a plane crash.  When Kate finds out that it was Elizabeth's wish was that Kate would take on the task of taking care of Elizabeth's precious journals, Kate is taken more than shocked.

All of a sudden Kate is given the opportunity to see her beloved friend in a new light.  Elizabeth was an avid journal writer who painted a picture of each event with extreme clarity.  Kate not only learns that her friend was subjected to tragedy at a young age but that she never shared the deepest turning points in her life with anyone.

While reading about Elizabeth's life, Kate can't help but reflect on her own life and the choices that she has made.  Kate begins to question how she arrived at this place in life and if it is really where she wants to be.

This is one of the best books that I have read in a while.  Stunningly addicting, THE UNFINISHED WORK OF ELIZABETH D. is a novel that pushes boundaries and open hearts.  The exquisite writing style and memorable characters make a perfect combination.  I highly recommend reading this book.  

Title: THE UNFINISHED WORK OF ELIZABETH D.
ISBN: 978-0307887825
Pages: 336


I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. I did not receive any compensation for this post. All opinions expressed are 100% mine.

22 comments:

Linda Kish said...

The book was "inspired by a family friend's healing following the September 11th attacks."

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Karla said...

I learned that you can read the first chapter of the book. Very nice.

Jackie said...

I learned that Nicole was a Contributing Editor for Conde Nast Traveler for 14 years

Sherri L said...

I learned that the book is a finalist for the New England Booksellers fiction award, and a "Target Emerging Author" pick

Anonymous said...

The author was "inspired by her friend's healing after the September 11th attacks. It sounds very interesting. thank you BL

sophieandmomma said...

Set in the summer after the September 11 attacks.

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Sherri L said...

this book was inspired by the 9/11 attacks

Sherri L said...

Nichole was Contributing Editor for Conde Nast Traveler for 14 years

Stephanie Larison said...

I've learned just on goodreads, 8,166 people have read this book so far. It sounds great!

Sherri L said...

The author has written for publications including Psychology Today, Elle, Self, Redbook, Health, Salon, The Millions, and Post Road Literary Magazine.

Sherri L said...

The novel was inspired by a family friend's healing following the September 11th attacks.

Sherri L said...

The book is a finalist for the New England Booksellers fiction award, and a Target Emerging Author pick

Sherri L said...

I learned:
After she married and moved to Boston, she joined Boston Magazine as a senior editor, where she wrote an investigative article about environmental toxins in the suburbs that won a City and Regional Magazine Award.

Sherri L said...

this is her first novel

Sherri L said...

she is currently working on her second novel

Sherri L said...

she lives outside Boston with her husband and 5 children

Sherri L said...

She received her master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Sherri L said...

she joined Boston Magazine as a senior editor, where she wrote an investigative article about environmental toxins in the suburbs that won a City and Regional Magazine Award.

Sherri L said...

She is one of the founders of the literary blog Beyond the Margins, which features daily essays on the craft and business of publishing.

Stacy said...

I learned you can read the first chapter on the site

April Bever said...

A Contributing Editor for Conde Nast Traveler for 14 years

Sherri L said...

I like that it was included among Vogue Magazine’s Hit List of Six Hot Reads for Summer last summer

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