Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer @KelRimmerWrites #BookReview #travelingsistersread

Before I Let You GoBefore I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer

Our rating : 4.5 out of 5

Norma’s Review

BEFORE I LET YOU GO by KELLY RIMMER is a touching, raw, heartbreaking and an absolutely wonderful novel that had me totally emotionally engaged and interested throughout the entire book. I was totally immersed in this deeply moving and beautifully written story here making it hard to put down.

KELLY RIMMER delivers a compassionate, thought-provoking and well-written story here that touches on so many emotional issues and the sensitive subject matter of addiction. The story was told in alternating perspectives from Lexie in present day and from Annie through letters and diary entries. The portrayal of these characters and the bond that these two sisters shared was executed so well and in a realistic and honest way that touched my heart.

To sum it all up it was an interesting, insightful, unforgettable, emotional, and an enjoyable read with a touching, heart-wrenching, and bittersweet ending. Would highly recommend!

Thank you so much to NetGalley, Harlequin – Graydon House Books and Kelly Rimmer for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of the book in exchange for a review!


Brenda’s Review

Before I Let You Go grabbed my heart from the first page and didn’t let go of it. Kelly Rimmer skillfully writes with compassion and honesty as she explores the bond between two sisters from their traumatic childhood and to the crisis they now face.

Kelly Rimmers does an excellent job compassionately creating our main characters here with Annie and Lexie as they deal with Annie’s drug addiction and an unjust law and the trauma of their past. She realistically captures Annie’s addiction and Lexie’s feelings of guilt, desperation and anxiety for Annie without forcing any emotions on her readers but allowing us to feel our own. Kelly Rimmer brings insight and understanding to the reality of addiction for people who experience it and their families.

I found the ending well-done even though it wasn’t the direction I wanted it to go, it’s a story I won’t forget. A story that offers hope in understanding the reality of addiction and a look at a different side to it as well. I highly recommend!

Thank you so much to NetGalley, Harlequin – Graydon House Books and Kelly Rimmer for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of the book in exchange for a review!


Lindsay’s Review

5 stars! This was a touching and emotional novel that affected me deeply. I have not stopped thinking about these characters since I finished reading.

This is a story about addiction. It involves family secrets that test the strength of the bond of sisters. This novel will challenge you to examine your thoughts and feelings toward addiction and the effects it has on the addict as well as their families. My mind was swimming with my thoughts and reactions as the story progressed. I questioned myself constantly throughout the pages of this story, asking how I would react and I really struggled to find my answers (some answers I still have not yet found).

There are many books about addiction. For me, the piece that truly pulled me into this story was that it was about drug addiction during pregnancy. This got right to my heart and kept me fully invested from first to the last sentence.

I will warn readers that there are upsetting scenes and discussions about the effects that substance abuse during pregnancy has on a newborn baby, but my suggestion is to push through these uncomfortable details (if you feel you can) because this story, as a whole, is deeply contemplative and insightful. It was a very eye-opening journey – one I will never forget experiencing. I would like to thank Kelly Rimmer for writing this deeply affecting story and opening up my mind to understand and show compassion to people who are often judged and ridiculed.

This was a Traveling Sister Read and it sparked very deep discussion and debate.

A big thank you to NetGalley, HARLEQUIN – Graydon House Books and Kelly Rimmer for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.


5 thoughts on “Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer @KelRimmerWrites #BookReview #travelingsistersread”

    1. Thank you so much, Lindsay! Your review was wonderful too! I agree this was an excellent book and loved reading it with you too! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, carhicks! Yes, we all sure did and I’m so glad our reviews have enticed you in wanting to read this book! I hope that you enjoy it too!

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