June by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore Review


Goodreads Synopsis: Twenty-five-year-old Cassie Danvers is holed up in her family’s crumbling mansion in rural St. Jude, Ohio, mourning the loss of the woman who raised her—her grandmother, June. But a knock on the door forces her out of isolation. Cassie has been named the sole heir to legendary matinee idol Jack Montgomery’s vast fortune. How did Jack Montgomery know her name? Could he have crossed paths with her grandmother all those years ago? What other shocking secrets could June’s once-stately mansion hold?

Soon Jack’s famous daughters come knocking, determined to wrestle Cassie away from the inheritance they feel is their due. Together, they all come to discover the true reasons for June’s silence about that long-ago summer, when Hollywood came to town, and June and Jack’s lives were forever altered by murder, blackmail, and betrayal.

My Thoughts: I read Bittersweet by this author last year and loved the atmospheric quality to it so when I had the opportunity to read June, I jumped at the chance. The author is very gifted at painting the picture and transporting the reader to another place. The sprawling, once-fancy home is a character in itself.

I enjoyed Cassie’s character, she develops throughout the story and comes to terms with some of her issues. I also liked Lindy and June, their friendship seemed a bit one-sided at times but very realistic.

The plot was unique and there were a few surprising twists and turns. Overall, it was a fun, interesting story.

My Rating: 4 stars

I received this from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.

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