I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.We Didn't See It Coming by Christine Young-Robinson
The Houston’s are one of the most prominent and wealthiest families in South Carolina. The three sisters: Milandra, Noelle, and Kenley’s lives are about to be rocked to the very core of their foundation. When tragedy strikes, not only taking one parent, but both from their lives it leaves the girls to rely on each other. Raised in such a way that they had to show a strong front in the public eye. They even refused to show any type of emotion that would deem them as weak at their parents funeral.
Shortly after their parents are laid to rest, they soon find out that their father had a child with an old employee of the Houston Estate. In their father’s will, he stated that this daughter was to be able to move into the Estate and be able to enjoy the same luxuries that his other children have grown to be accustomed to. Is this woman a Houston heir?
We Didn’t See it Coming by Christine Young-Robinson was a novel that was predictable from the first page to the very last. The characters were hard to connect to. Mainly because the way they talked, and how they acted. Their actions were contradicting. Such as when they first learned of their parents death, they did not act in a way that reflected such. Then at the funeral they are standing by the casket, refusing tears because they wanted to show a strong front, which in this readers opinion is just weird. Then with the reading of the will they are upset, and that is when they decide to show tears. The way each of these girls talked was unlike anything I have ever heard anyone talk, by saying ‘Hush that talk.’ Where do they speak like that in real life? Then there are so many things going on within this story that it’s overkill to the story. Too much drama, that is not needed, nor that makes sense, makes for a poor read. I deliberately did not tell more of what the story was about because the synopsis on the back of the book tells too much of the story. This book had entirely too much going with every turn of the page, like the author said, “let me throw this in here too.” This wasn’t a good read for me.
Reviewed by: Leona