Half of What You Hear

Half of What You Hear From well loved women s fiction writer Kristyn Kusek Lewis comes a breakout novel about a woman moving to a small community and uncovering the many secrets that hide behind closed doors perfect for fa

  • Title: Half of What You Hear
  • Author: Kristyn Kusek Lewis
  • ISBN: 0062673351
  • Page: 210
  • Format: Paperback
  • From well loved women s fiction writer Kristyn Kusek Lewis comes a breakout novel about a woman moving to a small community and uncovering the many secrets that hide behind closed doors perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Elin Hilderbrand.Greyhill, Virginia refuge of old money, old mansions, and old fashioned ideas about who belongs and who doesn t just got a few new re From well loved women s fiction writer Kristyn Kusek Lewis comes a breakout novel about a woman moving to a small community and uncovering the many secrets that hide behind closed doors perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Elin Hilderbrand.Greyhill, Virginia refuge of old money, old mansions, and old fashioned ideas about who belongs and who doesn t just got a few new residents When Bess Warner arrives in town with her husband Cole and their kids, she thinks she knows what to expect Sure, moving to Cole s small hometown means she ll have to live across the street from her mother in law, and yes, there s going to be a lot to learn as they take over Cole s family s inn keeping business, but Bess believes it will be the perfect escape from Washington She needs it to be After losing her White House job under a cloud of scandal, she hardly knows who she is any.But Bess quickly discovers that fitting in is easier said than done Instead of the simpler life she d banked on, she finds herself preoccupied by barbed questions from gossipy locals and her own worries over how her twins are acclimating at the town s elite private school When the opportunity to write an article for the Washington Post s lifestyle supplement falls into Bess s lap, she thinks it might finally be her opportunity to find her footing here even if the subject of the piece is Greyhill s most notorious resident.Susannah Cricket Lane, frui

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    • Kristyn Kusek Lewis

      My new novel, HALF OF WHAT YOU HEAR, is available now in bookstores everywhere I m the author of SAVE ME Grand Central, Dec 2014 , a novel about two doctors, a tragic accident, and the power of forgiveness, and HOW LUCKY YOU ARE Grand Central, Sept 2012 , a novel about three women and the growing pains of their enduring friendship Both books reached 1 on Barnes Noble s Top 100 Bestsellin My new novel, HALF OF WHAT YOU HEAR, is available now in bookstores everywhere I m the author of SAVE ME Grand Central, Dec 2014 , a novel about two doctors, a tragic accident, and the power of forgiveness, and HOW LUCKY YOU ARE Grand Central, Sept 2012 , a novel about three women and the growing pains of their enduring friendship Both books reached 1 on Barnes Noble s Top 100 Bestselling NOOK Books and HOW LUCKY was a Target Emerging Authors Pick, a Working Mother Five Best Fall Books and Parents Magazine Mom Must Read A former magazine editor at publications including Glamour and Child, I ve been writing for national publications for nearly twenty years My work has appeared in dozens of publications including the New York Times, O The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Reader s Digest, and many I live in the Washington, D.C area with my family Connect with me on social media Instagram kristynkuseklewisFB facebook kristynkuseklewisauthorTwitter kkuseklewis

    864 thoughts on “Half of What You Hear

    • 4 stars Greyhill, Virginia is known for its old money and old traditions and old gossip Bess Warner, along with her husband Cole and their children, move to Cole s small hometown of Greyhill Bess will now live across the street from her mother in law, and she s excited to take over the family s inn Fitting in is not easy in a small town, especially as an adult with secrets to hide, and Bess has her share from her former career in Washington She can feel the gossip spreading, and it hurts No 4 st [...]


    • 3.5 This was an engaging read that was chock full of small town scandals and gossipy woman with way too much time on their hands Bess Warner was fired from her job as social secretary to the First Lady in Washington and she has decided to trade it all for a much slower paced town At least that is what she believes when she decides to move back to her husband s hometown of Greyhill, Virginia.What is the saying From the fire to the frying pan She finds herself living across the street fro 3.5 This [...]


    • Bess and Cole Warner arrive in Greyhill, Virginia from Washington, DC Ostensibly they ve come to take over the local inn from Cole s parents, Diane and Bradley, but they are also fleeing the city Bess is leaving behind her job as a social secretary at the White House, which she left in disgrace Greyhill, meanwhile, is a beautiful town, but also one of old money, tradition, and gossip Bess literally lives across the stress from her in laws, allowing Diane to pop in anytime, bringing with her Bess [...]


    • Moving to her husband s small home town was something Bess always wanted to do because of the lovely homes, and because she thought it would be good for the twins.The move wasn t without problems Two of a number of problems were that she would be across the street from her mother in law, and they would be taking over the inn that had been in the family for years.Little did she know about the problems that would come up dealing with the residents One of the residents who was quite famous becaus M [...]


    • After reading a few too many World War II novels in a row, I needed something a little less depressing Half of What You Hear was a perfect palate cleanser It s light and fast paced The characters are believable, and the relationships ring true Not everything in this book is happy far from it Many of the characters are deeply flawed, and all of the characters face struggles But if you re looking for a quick, engaging read, I recommend it Now back to the Nazis.Thanks to Edelweiss for an After read [...]


    • Incredibly intriguing, Half of What You Hear is a must read that artfully delves its way through the layers of gossip, secrets and lies of the small and seemingly charming town of Greybill, where everyone knows your name, and oh so much Buckle up for a fun ride and one thing is for sure you won t know who to believe until the very end.


    • Half of What You Hear by Kristyn Kusek Lewis is a fast paced, compelling page turner that reminded me so much of what it s like growing up in a small southern town When you grow up or live in a small town like Greyhill, the small, old moneyed Virginia town, in Lewis newest novel, everybody knows everybody else and if they don t, many of them try and find out everything they can about you until they think they know you You can t go outside without someone you know stopping to give or get [...]


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