Goodreads, Amazon)Book: The Sweet Gum Tree by Katherine Allred (
Published: May 12, 2005
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Drama
Date Read: September 14-15, 2015
Rating: Five Stars!
I absolutely loved this book! I loved the characters and the love they shared growing up. And I'm always a sucker for a happy ending! The author definitely has a way with words and telling an enchanting story as I literally could not put this book down.
That being said, I was annoyed with the lack of communication between the characters - so many misunderstandings could have been prevented by just trusting your significant other and being honest. But, alas, that was not the case here. I also get frustrated when an author skips years into the future, in this book she skipped 15 years! I don't mind it when an author skips a year or two to show a future happily ever after scene or something but skipping ahead to resolve things, no, I don't like it.
All in all though, I did love this book. Nick was absolutely yummy and I thought that Jenna was actually a really good friend overall. Again though, a lot of hurt could have been prevented by proper communication. But, then the author wouldn't have much of a story would she? Such a double edged sword.
Five stars, and I will definitely read any other books this author has!