Book review: All the Colours in Between by Eva Jordan


This book is about Lizzie Lemalf and her family and is written from each of their perspectives. It follows the triumphs and (mostly) travails of the group. This is a sequel to Eva Jordan’s book 183 Times a Year.

To start, I could not put this book down. I was invested an engrossed in the story and the characters.

I didn’t read her previous book (although I want to now), and I didn’t feel lost at all. I think Ms. Jordan does a really good job at setting the scene and context of the characters and (what I am assuming) happened in her previous novel.

I won’t lie, there are a lot of tragic things happening to this family. However, it never feels overwhelming or maudlin. There was a very interesting story line around abortion vs. miscarriage vs. choosing to have a child.  It was cleverly written and really (I think) gave very interesting perspectives. There is also a lot of focus on love and loss, finding your voice, and the damage that secrets can have on yourself and the people who love you.

The author did a really good job in making me care about these characters. I was invested in their outcomes. I laughed and cried along with them.

If you like Marian Keyes, Jane Green (with a little Liane Moriarty thrown in) I think that you will thoroughly enjoy this book. It will give you all the feels. I really wanted to see how these characters got through the book and couldn’t put it down. I gave it a 4/5 on Goodreads.

Full disclosure: I received this eARC from NetGalley for a fair and honest review. (Thanks NetGalley!)


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