Review: I’d like to thank TLC Book Tours for having me be a part of the tour and Permanet Press for sending me the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
MAKE IT STAY by Joan Frank is an interesting novel filled with emotion and how even though you think you know someone, you may not really know them at all. The story centers around Rachel and Neil who are preparing to have dinner guests. The guests are Tilda and Mike who are their friends. Rachel asks Neil to tell the story of how he and Mike met years ago and how their friendship progressed.
MAKE IT STAY is a simple concept. It’s fast-paced and unfolds with a mysterious story of marriage and friendship. The characters are all different and their personalities shine through via flashbacks. It often feels like Rachel is talking directly to me, which I enjoyed. I also liked Frank’s lyrical style. Although, sometimes I became a little bored, I still enjoyed all the secrets the characters kept and their individual stories. There’s also another dinner guest who adds to the intriguing flavor of Make It Stay.
If you are a fan of literary novels, MAKE IT STAY is a good bet for your bookshelf. It discusses loyalty, betrayal and passion which can sometime be a toxic combination.
I’m giving MAKE IT STAY 3.5 “Mini Books” for being poetically solid!
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