Book Review

THE SECRET OF RAINY DAYS by Leslie Hooton (Out 9/28/2021!)

I received a complimentary Advance Readers Copy of THE SECRET OF RAINY DAYS by Leslie Hooton from the author in exchange for an honest review!

Publication Date: 9/28/2021

Rating: 4 / 5

THE SECRET OF RAINY DAYS follows Nina, better known to most in her life as Little Bit or just Bit. She grew up in a small town in Alabama under the watchful eye of the grandmother she was named for. Nina never felt like things went exactly her way, not like her friend Win who seemed to live with a lifetime supply of “lucky dust” or her friend Avery who seems to fit in perfectly to life in Erob, Alabama.

Nina has decided to forge a new path for herself away from small town living, moving to New York. There she begins a successful career and a successful relationship and things seem to be going her way. Still, when tragedy strikes back home, Nina feels called back to her home town. There she must confront her past and her present and what she ultimately wants from life.

This book was uplifting and also heartbreaking and I really enjoyed the reading experience! I love a good friendship story and this book delivers that so well! I grew up with friends that I don’t see all that often, but who are still so easy to settle back in with whenever we are able to see each other. In this way Nina and I had a lot in common. They could irritate each other and drive each other a bit up the wall, but at the core is love and found family!

This is a perfect book for a rainy day curled up with plate of cookies and some quiet time to settle in. I really enjoyed the way the author built out both of Nina’s lives. Even in New York, she was someone who found people to care for her and want what was best for her. Still, I think I enjoyed her time back with her roots in Erob the best!

THE SECRET OF RAINY DAYS will be out on September 28, 2021! Thank you again to Leslie Hooton for the early opportunity to read and review this one!!

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