All We Ever Wanted

Set in Nashville, this is the story of two families: the well to do Brownings and their son Finch; and the less fortunate Tom Volpe and his daughter Lyla. One night, Finch makes a terrible mistake which effects Lyla. The story covers so much. There’s a little bit of a mystery for parts of it. It talks a lot about bullying. And it shows all the ways a marriage can go wrong and the fact that material things don’t matter as much as we think they do. Like all of Giffin’s books, this one is heartwarming and sweet. Her books always just feel great to read (she’s an excellent storyteller!) and leave you feeling warm and cozy inside when you’re done.