Review – All of Us and Everything by Bridget Asher

About the Book

The Rockwell women are nothing if not . . . Well, it’s complicated. When the sisters—Esme, Liv, and Ru—were young, their eccentric mother, Augusta, silenced all talk of their absent father with the wild story that he was an international spy, always away on top-secret missions. But the consequences of such an unconventional upbringing are neither small nor subtle: Esme is navigating a failing marriage while trying to keep her precocious fifteen-year-old daughter from live-tweeting every detail. Liv finds herself in between relationships and rehabs, and Ru has run away from enough people and problems to earn her frequent flier miles. So when a hurricane hits the family home on the Jersey Shore, the Rockwells reunite to assess the damage—only to discover that the storm has unearthed a long-buried box. In a candid moment, Augusta reveals a startling secret that will blow the sisters’ concept of family to smithereeens—and send them on an adventure to reconnect with a lost past . . . and one another.

My Review

This was a very complex book of the relationship of a mother raising her three daughters. The girls grew up without a father, not knowing if the “spy” father their mother referred to was real or not. There were some very unexpected surprises and plot twists which continued to draw me in and kept me reading. I really enjoyed this book, although it is not light reading especially where the relationships of the characters unfold over decades.

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