Some Mistakes Were Made by Kristin Dwyer
You can’t always go home again.
Ellis and Easton have been inseparable since childhood. But when a rash decision throws Ellis’s life—and her relationship with Easton— into chaos she’s forced to move halfway across the country, far from everything she’s ever known.
Now Ellis hasn’t spoken to Easton in a year, and maybe it’s better that way; maybe eventually the Easton shaped hole in her heart will heal. But when Easton’s mother invites her home for a celebration, Ellis finds herself tangled up in the web of heartache, betrayal, and anger she left behind... and with the boy she never stopped loving.
I don't know that it is even possible for me to summarize how much I love this book, without spoiling it for everyone else!!!
It was amazing. And yes, maybe that word gets thrown around a lot for books, but this one was just that. When I tell you that I ugly cried in the bathroom on Mother's Day reading the last six chapters of this book, I UGGLYYY CRIED!
This story is about the harsh realities of the MC Ellis' childhood, and finding her way through decisions and overcoming choices that were made by her and other characters in the story. The grip that this story had on me was so strong. I could feel the emotional turmoil and I was praying so hard for a happy ending. There were characters that made me cuss, some that made me laugh out loud, and of course the ones that made me cry. The book is written with a dual POV, being the present and the years of Ellis growing up through different ages. It revolves around Easton and his family and how their lives connect with Ellis.
This story was beautifully written, it was vivid and it was filled with poetry that made me weep so hard that I am surprised I could read the pages from all of the tears. Do yourself a favor and read this book. It was everything I wanted it to be and more! Thank you Kristin for your amazing story!!!
Love, love, love this book. It captured my attention in the first chapter. The emotions Dwyer put into this book were put in a way that you felt all of it. My heart broke with Ellis and Easton’s and I cried some tears along with them too. Thank you for writing such a good book!
Why in the world was Kristin Dwyer’s work not picked up before now?
The only reason I can fathom, is the world just wasn’t ready for this story. This story is about love and hope, forgiveness and learning. It’s emotionally full, raw, and vulnerable. It’s full of poetry and soul. It honestly reminds me of a Colleen Hoover book, with the angst and real life qualities. The feelings in this book make your heart ache in the best of ways.
Our main characters are flawed and angry. Their story is filled with decisions and teens trying to define themselves. I loved Ellis, her emotional growth in the book is hard earned. I also loved Easton, the steady rock who knows what he wants, but gets caught in the waves of his choices.