June: A Novel

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June by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore is an intriguing read for all. The novel itself jumps from the 1950s to the present. Events from the past have an enormous effect on the characters and how their lives will play out in the end. Three women’s lives are brought together inside this juicy, drama-filled novel. Readers will be curious about how each character handles the new information they have been given and what will become of them.

A grandmother has passed away and left an inheritance to one woman and then a grandfather that she never knew about left her an inheritance as well. A Hollywood star from the past brings secrets, lies, and betrayal to the women. It’s funny how life changes with the death of two people.

Beverly-Whittemore’s characters come alive as the events that haunted the past affect the present. There’s nothing like family drama to stir things up. As a reader, I didn’t really click with any one character. The characters had news they were not expecting, and dealt with it on a day to day basis. I didn’t feel sympathy for the women, but I could relate to their issues.

June is an intimate yet suspenseful tale that will lure readers into its plot. Each woman has her own struggles, as well as the ones they all share. This gives the story depth and a realistic feeling to it. I was curious with each page as to how the ending would turn out, and the tension builds into an explosively stunning piece. Overall, I recommend this novel to readers everywhere.

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Author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 400 pages
Publisher Crown Publishing
Publish Date 31-Mar-2016
ISBN 9780553447682
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Issue June 2016
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller


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