Saturday, July 16, 2016

Review | All the Time in the World by Caroline Angell

All the Time in the World by Caroline Angell
Genre: Adult Fiction, Contemporary
Pages: 336

Synopsis (From Goodreads)
When a devastating accident befalls the family she nannies for, a young composer faces a choice between her promising career and the well-being of the two little boys she has come to love

Charlotte, a gifted and superbly-trained young musician, has been blindsided by a shocking betrayal in her promising career when she takes a babysitting job with the McLeans, a glamorous Upper East Side Manhattan family. At first, the nanny gig is just a way of tiding herself over until she has licked her wounds and figured out her next move as a composer in New York; she doesn't mean to stay with the family for long. But, as the reader quickly becomes aware, Charlotte is naturally gifted with children and as deeply fond of the two little boys as they are of her. When an unthinkable tragedy leaves the McLeans bereft, Charlotte is not the only one who realizes that she's the key to holding little George and Matty's world together. She finds herself facing an impossible choice between her lifelong dreams and a torn-apart family she's come to love as her own.


My Thoughts
First I would like to say that I received this from Henry Holt in exchange for a fair and honest review.  
I really enjoyed this book.  A lot of the characters were very relatable.  The story was told in alternate timelines intertwined.  So it would alternate between before and after the accident.  While this was an interesting way to tell the story that's where I struggled the most with this book.  It took me a while to read this so I struggled with remembering what was happening because it wasn't told in a linear fashion.  However I think if I sat down and binge read the story, I wouldn't have had this problem.  I really liked the writing, and I loved how the two kids developed throughout the story.  You could see how the events were affecting their personality, which I thought was really interesting.  Overall I would highly recommend this book especially if you are looking for an adult contemporary.

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