Author: Rebecca Yarros

Publication Date: February 23, 2021

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Book Description

Told in alternating timelines, THE THINGS WE LEAVE UNFINISHED examines the risks we take for love, the scars too deep to heal, and the endings we can’t bring ourselves to see coming.

Twenty-eight-year-old Georgia Stanton has to start over after she gave up almost everything in a brutal divorce—the New York house, the friends, and her pride. Now back home at her late great-grandmother’s estate in Colorado, she finds herself face-to-face with Noah Harrison, the bestselling author of a million books where the cover is always people nearly kissing. He’s just as arrogant in person as in interviews, and she’ll be damned if the good-looking writer of love stories thinks he’s the one to finish her grandmother’s final novel…even if the publisher swears he’s the perfect fit.

Noah is at the pinnacle of his career. With book and movie deals galore, there isn’t much the “golden boy” of modern fiction hasn’t accomplished. But he can’t walk away from what might be the best book of the century—the one his idol, Scarlett Stanton, left unfinished. Coming up with a fitting ending for the legendary author is one thing, but dealing with her beautiful, stubborn, cynical great-granddaughter, Georgia, is quite another.

But as they read Scarlett’s words in both the manuscript and her box of letters, they start to realize why Scarlett never finished the book—it’s based on her real-life romance with a World War II pilot, and the ending isn’t a happy one. Georgia knows all too well that love never works out, and while the chemistry and connection between her and Noah is undeniable, she’s as determined as ever to learn from her great-grandmother’s mistakes—even if it means destroying Noah’s career.

Book Review

The Things We Leave Unfinished by Rebecca Yarros is a must read for historical fiction fans and fans of emotional romance novels.

The Things We Leave Unfinished is told from multiple perspectives in two different timelines. Scarlett and Jameson fell in love during World War II. Scarlett Stanton, a successful romance author, never finished her personal love story she has been writing for years. Noah is hired to finish writing the book. Scarlett’s Great Granddaughter, Georgia pushes back with certain things Noah wants in the story. Georgia starts off with a bad impression of Noah. Can Noah convince Georgia to give him a chance?

The Things We Leave Unfinished is an excellent book with two great love stories. This book is emotional. The book alternates between Scarlett and Jameson’s love story during World War II and Georgia and Noah in present day Colorado. Yarros pulls the reader into the story and then switches back and forth between both stories in a way that makes it impossible for the reader to put down.  This book is an emotional roller coaster. The whole book leads up to a crazy twist that I didn’t see coming. Besides the two beautiful love stories, different family relationships are displayed. Georgia has a complicated relationship with her mother while Noah has a great relationship with his mother and sister. Georgia has trust issues and is always helping her mother. Noah has a bad reputation and makes a bad first impression but keeps fighting for Georgia’s trust. Scarlett is a strong, independent woman that is always looking out for her loved ones. Jameson is charming and all he wants is for Scarlett to be safe and happy. Scarlett and her sister, Constance are best friends and always looking out for each other. The stories are unique. Nobody writes emotional romances like Rebecca Yarros and The Things We Leave Unfinished is another great one.

Thank you Rebecca Yarros, Entangled Publishing and NetGalley for The Things We Leave Unfinished.

About the Author

Rebecca is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of over fifteen novels, and is always ready to bring on the emotions. She’s also the recipient of the Colorado Romance Writer’s Award of Excellence for Eyes Turned Skyward from her Flight and Glory series.

She loves military heroes and has been blissfully married to hers for eighteen years. She’s the mother of six children, ranging from kindergarten to law school, and is currently surviving the teenage years with two of her four hockey-playing sons. When she’s not writing, you can find her at the hockey rink or sneaking in some guitar time. She lives in Colorado with her family, their stubborn English bulldogs, feisty chinchilla, and Maine Coon kitten who rules them all. Having fostered then adopted their youngest daughter, Rebecca is passionate about helping children in the foster system through her nonprofit, One October.

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