Sunday, July 26, 2015

Review: TIny Little Thing by Beatriz Williams

Tiny Little Thing  opens in  the summer of 1966 at the family estate on Cape Cod. Christina, known as "Tiny" to her family and friends, is at a precipice of unveiling secrets surrounding her. Tiny and her husband Frank, present the picture perfect Kennedy-esque couple. Frank is destined for politics, his plan to run for a Senate seat with his father pushing him down this path. Tiny, with grace and style in her petite frame of elegance has been raised to marry a man of power and leadership. 

Tiny, has a secret of her own that she doesn't want revealed.  Envelopes containing incriminating photographs keep appearing in her mail with notes of blackmail.  Two visitors appear, Tiny's sister Pepper and Frank's cousin Vietnam war hero Caspian who knows more about Tiny's inner life than Frank. As the story unravels, the reader is taken back and forth in time between 1964 to 1966 to connect the dots of the story.  I found this style engaging and kept reading as secrets were revealed. As most of us know, secrets eventually will be revealed in life. 

I enjoy reading about family secrets and dramas along with historical fiction. If you enjoy these as well, Tiny Little Thing will pull you in as a reader. Ms. Williams tells an intriguing, entertaining story intertwined with factual details of this time period. I liked Tiny's character and how she developed throughout the novel.  Her innocence and bravery to face the truth of her life showed great character. 

If you are looking for an enjoyable summer and/or beach read, I highly recommend Tiny Little Thing by Beatriz Williams. 

Review copy provided by Netgalley and Penguin Group Putnam

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  1. Glad you enjoyed this one, Bonnie. The setting is perfect for a summer read!

  2. I've read one of Williams' books and I really enjoyed it. I want to get my hands on this one.

  3. I keep meaning to read a book by this author. I know that many have enjoyed her writings. This one looks like a winner.


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