Stealing a Mommy Moment and Book Review

Stealing a moment to unwind, relax, sip hot tea and read a book is a total luxury.  During the summer months my favorite past time is reading by the pool.  In the fall or cooler months there's not much more I enjoy than reading a book with a warm cup of tea.  (I guess it rivals a hot bath at the end of a long day.)  Although reading is one of my favorite pastimes, reality is I don't get to do it very often.  So when I do get to sneak away and steal a mommy moment I'm one happy lady.  Recently I was able to steal a few of those moments and read the book June by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore.
I was intrigued as it began but it wasn't a page turner right away.  However, half way through the book it ignited and I couldn't put it down.

The story rotates between 1955 and 2015 telling the story from the past and the present.  In 2015 Cassie finds herself living in her grandmother's former mansion which is crumbling around her.  She gave up her life in NY to move back to St. Jude when her grandmother was on her death bed.  As the world is falling around her she gets a knock on the door that changes her life.  A famous actor, Jack Montgomery passed away and left his millions of dollars to Cassie alone.  She has no idea why this would be but soon she uncovers a past she had no idea existed.
In 1955, June, Cassie's grandmother is a teenager living in her uncle's grand home in St. Jude awaiting marriage to someone she loves but isn't deeply in love with.  The world's biggest movies stars are coming into the small town to shoot a movie.  Although June isn't caught up like the rest of the town in the excitement of the movie she does meet the leading man, Jack Montgomery.  We learn about her summer with Jack and how betrayal, lies, blackmail and murder change her life forever.
The story took turns and kept me on my toes wanting to learn more.  In the end your questions were answered and it's kept me thinking about it even once the pages were done turning.  There was only one question that was left unanswered that keeps bothering me.  I'm not sure why the book didn't answer this one mystery.
Even so, if you are looking for a easy and intriguing read I definitely recommend June.

You can learn more about the author HERE

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.  As always all opinions expressed are honest and my own.

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