Tuesday, April 13, 2021

True To Me by Kay Bratt


Quinn Maguire has a stable life, a fiancĂ©, and what she thinks is a clear vision for her future. All of that comes undone by her mother’s deathbed confession—the absentee father Quinn spent thirty years resenting is not her real father at all. With that one revealing whisper, Quinn embarks on a journey to Maui, her mother’s childhood home, a storied paradise that holds the truth about her mother’s past and all its secrets Quinn is determined to uncover.

But settling on the island has its complications, and with the fiancĂ© she left behind questioning every choice she makes, Quinn’s quest for her truth is even more difficult than she expected. As time passes and she digs deeper into her family history and her own identity, one thing becomes clear: Maui is as beautiful as she’d always imagined, and its magic is helping uncover the woman that Quinn was always meant to be.

My Thoughts

I recently listened to the audiobook of True to Me by Kay Bratt, and I'm not exaggerating when I say that it gave me all the feels. I felt sad for Quinn as she traveled to Maui after she lost her mother, hoping to learn more about her real father.

I felt happiness when Quinn reconnected with her best friend Maggie, and the two helped each other through some very difficult situations. I felt warmth when Liam took Quinn gave her a tour of the island and showed her around town.

I felt like crying (in a good way) when Quinn finally found out the truth about her family. It felt like that was when her life really began.

True to Me is a heartwarming story about a woman figuring out what is right for her, while she explores what starts out as a non existent family tree, but soon grows into much more.

I really liked Quinn as a a character. She grew a lot during the story and I liked that she and Maggie were able to jumpstart their friendship so quickly after not talking for so many years. And speaking of friendships, any interaction between Quinn and Liam made me so happy! He was a really good friend for her to have and it made me happy when him and Maggie were supporting her and helping her figure out what to do with her messy situation.

I was perusing on Goodreads and it looks like the next book in this series is about Maggie, so yay! It's called No Place Too Far and it sounds like Quinn is in that book as a side character, so I will definitely be checking that out.

One other thing that I want to say is that this was a really fun read because it takes place in Maui. I enjoyed the tour that Liam took Quinn on. There's also some Hawaiian cultural themes going on, but I won't get too into that because I don't want to spoil anything. Well, one thing I can tell you is that the Hawaiians in this story place a BIG emphasis on family. and that really just makes Quinn's discoveries even more impactful.

I definitely recommend if you're a fan of women's fiction. I listened to the audiobook of this book through Kindle Unlimited, so I'm hoping that the other books in the series are on there as well.

4 stars.

xo Marian

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