Title: All We Ever Wanted
Author: Emily Giffin
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Released: June 26, 2018
***PDL’s Rating: 5 Punches ( Loved)***
I completely enjoyed this book, so much so that I read it all in a day. The story started off really strong for me and kind of paced down just a bit by the middle end but the epilogue made up for it. Usually I do not care for epilogues because the majority of the time I feel like the story has a greater impact without them but the epilogue for All We Ever Wanted was not just another epilogue, but a powerful wrap-up of what we are as individuals are capable of if we have the unconditional love and support we need and not necessarily want.
All We Ever Wanted was a thought provoking and emotional story written in 3 different POVs. It opens our eyes to how not everything is in black and white but plenty shades of gray. It is not only about what is right or wrong but our moral compass should always be at play. It’s about unconditional love under a different lighting.
The way the author portrayed these characters are incredible – they are imperfectly perfect. I appreciate how the characters let their action speak for them and how they stood for what they believe in even if it could turn their life upside down. It is about accepting the truth for what it is and what is done from that point is what truly defines a person.
As a mother, I felt for Nina and Tom from the beginning and by the end I have the utmost respect for the both of them and I do not doubt you all will as well.