Book Review: The Things We Left Unsaid

28 May 2020|

Title: The Things We Left Unsaid

Author: Emma Kennedy

Genre: Romance

Main Characters:

  • Rachel – lead female
  • Claude – Rachel’s fiancé
  • Eleanor – Rachel’s mum
  • Charlie – Rachel’s dad
  • Agnes – Eleanor’s sister


A lifetime of secrets. A Summer of new beginnings.

Only the truth will set her free…

After her wedding is cancelled hours before she is due to walk down the aisle, Rachel is newly single, and must move back in with her mother, Eleanor.

But their relationship is far from perfect, and their family home is filled with secrets.

It will take a devastating turn of events for Rachel to finally unravel a powerful truth. One that Eleanor has kept close to her heart for decades.

Will unlocking the past help Rachel find the key to her future?


I loved that the back cover didn’t give away much of this story.

The story is told with Then and Now chapters and a beautiful love story unfolds. But not without its heart ache and pain. Something I thought about so much in this book is when we tell lies for the safety and protection of someone else – does this make it right or is it always wrong to lie?

A warm and funny book that is both heart aching and heart warming at the same time.

Have you read it? What did you think?

Any other good book recommendations whilst we are in lockdown and enjoy more time in a good book?



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