Book Review of *All That We Carried* by Erin Bartels @ErinLBartels @RevellBooks #AllThatWeCarried

All That We Carried by Erin Bartels

Estranged sisters embark on a hiking trip on the tenth anniversary of their parents’ deaths in an attempt to reconnect. In the wilderness of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, they’ll face their deepest fears, question their most dearly held beliefs, and begin to see that perhaps the best way to move forward is the one way they had never considered. 


 

 
 

 

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Erin Bartels is the award-winning author of We Hope for Better Things (2020 Michigan Notable Book, 2020 WFWA Star Award–winner, 2019 Christy Award finalist), The Words betweenUs (2020 Christy Award finalist, 2015 WFWA Rising Star Award finalist), and All That We Carried (coming January 2021). She is a member of the Capital City Writers and the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. When she’s not writing, she can be found wandering through the woods with her camera, painting in both watercolor and oil, or reading with a semi-spastic Chihuahua mix on her lap. Erin lives in Lansing, Michigan, with her husband, Zachary, and their son, Calvin. 
 
 
 
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My rating: 2 of 5 stars

All That We Carried by Erin Bartel was the first time I have read anything by this author. The cover drew me in but the story was not quite as enjoyable as I had hoped. The story is about two sisters coming to terms with their parents’ death. The grief the two sisters carried had distanced them, and now they are trying to reconnect while going on a hiking trip. I was very disappointed that the reconnecting never did happen between the two. I think someone who likes hiking and family drama will enjoy this book.

 

I would like to thank Revell for the ARC in exchange for my honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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