A frustrating yet compelling read. A bit contradictory, right? Keep reading and I’ll see if I can’t clear that statement up for you.

Marilyn Connolly and David Sorenson fall in love in the 1970s. By 2016, their four daughters are each in a state of unrest: Wendy, soothes herself with booze and younger men; Violet, battles anxiety and self-doubt when the darkest part of her past resurfaces; Liza, finds herself pregnant with a baby she’s not sure she wants by a man she’s not sure she loves; and Grace, begins living a lie that no one in her family even suspects. Above it all, the daughters share the lingering fear that they will never find a love quite like their parents’.

The Most Fun We Ever Had was frustrating because I felt like I was slogging through a swamp. The book seems to go on forever, yet there was something about this cast of characters. While there were several times I wanted to put this book aside and not pick it up again, I needed to know how each of their stories played out. The characters felt real and that’s what made them compelling. But! The alternating time lines didn’t work for me. In my opinion, a chronological telling would have worked best because there were times when I was confused about which timeline I was in.

If family dramas are your thing, then you’ve come to the right place. The Sorenson family has plenty of drama to share!

NetGalley provided me with an advanced copy of this book.


Rating: 3 stars

Reviewer: Jennifer

Title: The Most Fun We Ever Had

Author: Claire Lombardo

Release Date: June 25, 2019

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