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Twenty-eight-year-old Georgia Stanton has to start over after she gave up almost everything in a brutal divorce—the New York house, the friends, and her pride. Now back home at her late great-grandmother’s estate in Colorado, she finds herself face-to-face with Noah Harrison, the bestselling author of a million books where the cover is always people nearly kissing. He’s ju Twenty-eight-year-old Georgia Stanton has to start over after she gave up almost everything in a brutal divorce—the New York house, the friends, and her pride. Now back home at her late great-grandmother’s estate in Colorado, she finds herself face-to-face with Noah Harrison, the bestselling author of a million books where the cover is always people nearly kissing. He’s just as arrogant in person as in interviews, and she’ll be damned if the good-looking writer of love stories thinks he’s the one to finish her grandmother’s final novel…even if the publisher swears he’s the perfect fit. Noah is at the pinnacle of his career. With book and movie deals galore, there isn’t much the “golden boy” of modern fiction hasn’t accomplished. But he can’t walk away from what might be the best book of the century—the one his idol, Scarlett Stanton, left unfinished. Coming up with a fitting ending for the legendary author is one thing, but dealing with her beautiful, stubborn, cynical great-granddaughter, Georgia, is quite another. But as they read Scarlett’s words in both the manuscript and her box of letters, they start to realize why Scarlett never finished the book—it’s based on her real-life romance with a World War II pilot, and the ending isn’t a happy one. Georgia knows all too well that love never works out, and while the chemistry and connection between her and Noah is undeniable, she’s as determined as ever to learn from her great-grandmother’s mistakes—even if it means destroying Noah’s career.


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Twenty-eight-year-old Georgia Stanton has to start over after she gave up almost everything in a brutal divorce—the New York house, the friends, and her pride. Now back home at her late great-grandmother’s estate in Colorado, she finds herself face-to-face with Noah Harrison, the bestselling author of a million books where the cover is always people nearly kissing. He’s ju Twenty-eight-year-old Georgia Stanton has to start over after she gave up almost everything in a brutal divorce—the New York house, the friends, and her pride. Now back home at her late great-grandmother’s estate in Colorado, she finds herself face-to-face with Noah Harrison, the bestselling author of a million books where the cover is always people nearly kissing. He’s just as arrogant in person as in interviews, and she’ll be damned if the good-looking writer of love stories thinks he’s the one to finish her grandmother’s final novel…even if the publisher swears he’s the perfect fit. Noah is at the pinnacle of his career. With book and movie deals galore, there isn’t much the “golden boy” of modern fiction hasn’t accomplished. But he can’t walk away from what might be the best book of the century—the one his idol, Scarlett Stanton, left unfinished. Coming up with a fitting ending for the legendary author is one thing, but dealing with her beautiful, stubborn, cynical great-granddaughter, Georgia, is quite another. But as they read Scarlett’s words in both the manuscript and her box of letters, they start to realize why Scarlett never finished the book—it’s based on her real-life romance with a World War II pilot, and the ending isn’t a happy one. Georgia knows all too well that love never works out, and while the chemistry and connection between her and Noah is undeniable, she’s as determined as ever to learn from her great-grandmother’s mistakes—even if it means destroying Noah’s career.

30 review for The Things We Leave Unfinished

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jessica | JustReadingJess

    The Things We Leave Unfinished is an excellent book with two great love stories. This book is emotional. The book alternates between Scarlett and Jameson’s love story during World War II and Georgia and Noah in present day Colorado. Yarros pulls the reader into the story and then switches back and forth between both stories in a way that makes it impossible for the reader to put down. This book is an emotional roller coaster. The whole book leads up to a crazy twist that I didn’t see coming. Bes The Things We Leave Unfinished is an excellent book with two great love stories. This book is emotional. The book alternates between Scarlett and Jameson’s love story during World War II and Georgia and Noah in present day Colorado. Yarros pulls the reader into the story and then switches back and forth between both stories in a way that makes it impossible for the reader to put down. This book is an emotional roller coaster. The whole book leads up to a crazy twist that I didn’t see coming. Besides the two beautiful love stories, different family relationships are displayed. Georgia has a complicated relationship with her mother while Noah has a great relationship with his mother and sister. Georgia has trust issues and is always helping her mother. Noah has a bad reputation and makes a bad first impression but keeps fighting for Georgia’s trust. Scarlett is a strong, independent woman that is always looking out for her loved ones. Jameson is charming and all he wants is for Scarlett to be safe and happy. Scarlett and her sister, Constance are best friends and always looking out for each other. The stories are unique. Nobody writes emotional romances like Rebecca Yarros and The Things We Leave Unfinished is another great one. Thank you Rebecca Yarros, Entangled Publishing and NetGalley for The Things We Leave Unfinished. Full Review: https://justreadingjess.wordpress.com...

  2. 5 out of 5

    Dora Koutsoukou

    4 ❤️❤️❤️❤️🌟🌟🌟🌟s❣️ I don’t think there are a lot of readers who would not acknowledge the amazing writing of Rebecca Yarros! It is gripping and emotional! I was anticipating and had the best intentions for this new release. There were two completely different, yet beautiful, love stories unraveling in this book. One in the 40s, where the main couple was Jameson and Scarlett and the other in present time with, Scarlett’s great granddaughter, Georgia and Noah. I fell in love with Scarlett and Jameson 4 ❤️❤️❤️❤️🌟🌟🌟🌟s❣️ I don’t think there are a lot of readers who would not acknowledge the amazing writing of Rebecca Yarros! It is gripping and emotional! I was anticipating and had the best intentions for this new release. There were two completely different, yet beautiful, love stories unraveling in this book. One in the 40s, where the main couple was Jameson and Scarlett and the other in present time with, Scarlett’s great granddaughter, Georgia and Noah. I fell in love with Scarlett and Jameson’s love story. Completely! Georgia and Noah’s story was wonderful, however didn’t manage to captivate me as much as her great grandmother’s. My main issue was that I felt I was alternately reading two different books in parallel. They were being developed in dissimilar time period, changed by turns throughout the chapters and had naturally a different style, which had my interest divided.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Cassie

    ABSOLUTE BEST READ OF 2020! There are two absolutes every time I read a Rebecca Yarros novel. 1. I WILL cry. Most likely multiple times. 2. Among the pages, I will find the most inspiring lines. Along with those two absolutes are the always evolving main (and secondary) characters. In this case, all four main characters leaped off the page and demanded my undivided attention. Yarros pens story to paper so intricately you can practically see it unfold in your mind. Noah and Georgia had an electric ABSOLUTE BEST READ OF 2020! There are two absolutes every time I read a Rebecca Yarros novel. 1. I WILL cry. Most likely multiple times. 2. Among the pages, I will find the most inspiring lines. Along with those two absolutes are the always evolving main (and secondary) characters. In this case, all four main characters leaped off the page and demanded my undivided attention. Yarros pens story to paper so intricately you can practically see it unfold in your mind. Noah and Georgia had an electric push and pull for much of the novel. Georgia’s empathy and love beneath the steel (or ice would be the appropriate word) she has surrounded herself with are complicated, but Noah’s “writer’s sense” and careful eye seem to figure her out. Jameson and Scarlett are why romance novels exist. Their love story being intertwined with Noah and Georgia’s was perfectly crafted. Also, I suppose there is another absolute when it comes to her novels. She will wring every emotion out of you by the end. No feeling is EVER left unturned while she guides you through the plot. As much as I love a good cry and the heart-swelling HEA she tends to give, I most appreciate the utter shock I was given multiple times in this novel. This is her best novel to date, and she has shattered her own glass ceiling.

  4. 4 out of 5

    READ ME ROMANCE

    The Things We Leave Unfinished is a true timeless masterpiece. A book that will resonate in your soul and be long remembered. I am a fan of the author and like knowing that she lives in Colorado and half of the story takes place there and is so beautifully described. She is also knowledgeable about military life making the book all the more real to me. I can't imagine living through a war, and felt on every page as if I was there. The author varies the chapters with the past and the present and t The Things We Leave Unfinished is a true timeless masterpiece. A book that will resonate in your soul and be long remembered. I am a fan of the author and like knowing that she lives in Colorado and half of the story takes place there and is so beautifully described. She is also knowledgeable about military life making the book all the more real to me. I can't imagine living through a war, and felt on every page as if I was there. The author varies the chapters with the past and the present and this book is two love stories in one with so many layers. So many emotions. I laughed and cried, and literally talked my friend's ear off for over an hour trying to process my feelings. It was nothing short of amazing. The past is set during WWII in England where Georgia meets and falls in love with an American fighter pilot, Jameson Stanton. I love her spirit, how protective she is of her younger sister, Constance, how she stands up for herself with her selfish aristocrat parents and won't yield to their wishes, how hard she works for the war effort along with her sister and how close they are and are both unpretentious, and how fiercely and unconditionally she loves Jameson. Jameson is so deserving of the title hero. He came from Colorado to join the Royal Air Force with the hope of keeping the war from America. He was knocked off his feet when he first met Scarlett, and despite the obstacles of being together, their love and passion was felt to their very core. The way the author describes their relationship will make you a true believer. There are so many details and she poignantly tells of what life was like for those living in an active war zone and the sacrifices one must make. All the fears and how hopeful the human spirit is, and what one has to do just survive and protect the ones you love. Scarlett and Jameson do marry and she longed to be a novelist. She begins to write their love story to pass down to their son, William, but left it unfinished. Once in Colorado she became a successful romance writer and after her death, her great granddaughter, Georgia Stanton, is named benefactor, instead of Georgia's mother, Ava. She inherits her manuscripts, home, foundation, and at the urging of her mother, decides to work with a novelist to finish the book. In walks our second hero, Noah Harrison, and I could love him more. He is hired to finish the book and their relationship is filled with witty dialogue and sexual tension, and he does all he can to gain her trust. Noah and Georgia embark on a journey that will change the course of both of their lives forever, and it goes to show you that one person can make a difference. I love the slow burn of how smitten Noah was with Georgia, and how he quickly came to understand her walls, and knew exactly what she needed. I loved how patient and insightful he was, and the clever and thoughtful ways he gained her trust. Georgia is complicated, strong willed, and protective of her heart, but oh so very good and deserving of love. I admired Georgia in every way possible. Even though she was betrayed by two people who were supposed to love her the most, she held her head high. She was independent, strong, and brave. She had tremendous character growth and I think I cried the hardest at the end because I wanted so much for her to feel treasured and true contentment. I loved how she pursued her creative passion as well, and how she could admit when she was wrong. Loved her friend, Hazel, too, and how she encouraged her as well. Scarlett's words were so wise and gentle, and I loved what a positive force she was in Georgia's life, even after her death. I truly was captivated by every word in this book and not one of my questions went unanswered. I must say though, I was completely blindsided by a twist at the end. It takes a lot to surprise me! When a child, I got up at 4 am to sneak peaks at my Christmas gifts and tricked my friends into telling me when my bridal shower was. I read so often and can generally figure out a book pretty fast, but was truly in shock when I got to the part I can't tell you about in a review! Just know this book is on an entirely different level, every word has purpose, and the author deserves all the stars in the sky in my opinion. The Things We Leave Unfinished is a perfect title and applies to more than just the manuscript. It's inspirational and filled with hope. It's about trust, acceptance, the healing power of forgiveness, and second chances. I loved it and highly, highly recommend.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    I need to sit Rebecca Yarros down on the naughty step and make her sit there until her legs go numb. Then I am going to tell her that she can keep sitting on that naughty step until I forgive her for using ass and block and fix you a coffee (who broke the coffee?). This isn’t just a book, it’s a book within a book and I loved both of them equally. Scarlett Wright meets Jameson Stanton an American airman stationed in the UK and they fall madly, deeply, totally in love. The world is torn apart by W I need to sit Rebecca Yarros down on the naughty step and make her sit there until her legs go numb. Then I am going to tell her that she can keep sitting on that naughty step until I forgive her for using ass and block and fix you a coffee (who broke the coffee?). This isn’t just a book, it’s a book within a book and I loved both of them equally. Scarlett Wright meets Jameson Stanton an American airman stationed in the UK and they fall madly, deeply, totally in love. The world is torn apart by World War Two, I was expecting tears. The other story is Scarlett’s great granddaughter Georgia Stanton. Freshly divorced she’s back in the home she shared with Gran in Colorado. Scarlett became a prolific romance writer but there is one unfinished manuscript, her own love story. Noah Morelli, a writer known for killing off his characters, is going to finish Scarlett’s story. The two stories dovetail together so well. Pieces in the UK in the 1940s were sweet and romantic. I absolutely fell in love with Jameson. Even with the Americanisms I thought it was fabulous. Then modern day Georgia and Noah, swoon. I can hear him saying dance with me Georgia right now. Delicious. And I can hear Jameson saying Scarlett, my Scarlett. I’m lost in the beauty of their love. Regardless of naughty step sitting, I absolutely loved this book. Proper, actually, without any doubt at all, loved it. It’s a winner. I mean, top 2021 reads list without a doubt.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Ashley Hampton

    * A TRULY TIMELESS READ* I am having the toughest time summing up a novel as astronomical as The Things We Leave Unfinished. I am completely gobsmacked to the point of heart breaking - happiness. The magnitude that this author took this novel to, that she took these characters and their storylines to is something so profound that I honestly could not even justify this book with every word in the dictionary. Here is the thing, I went in blind, completely blind. No blurb, just knowing that one of t * A TRULY TIMELESS READ* I am having the toughest time summing up a novel as astronomical as The Things We Leave Unfinished. I am completely gobsmacked to the point of heart breaking - happiness. The magnitude that this author took this novel to, that she took these characters and their storylines to is something so profound that I honestly could not even justify this book with every word in the dictionary. Here is the thing, I went in blind, completely blind. No blurb, just knowing that one of the best authors to ever exist wrote it. Blind is one hundred and ten percent the way to go in. I didn't know who to expect, or what to expect, but I trusted this author and her abilities to take me to that finish line and she did that. This heart breaking yet utterly beautiful novel is like anything I have EVER read before. The true talent of this author was broadcasted with every word, every paragraph, and every chapter she had written. To produce not only one, but two enchanting stories in one, and to keep my undivided attention shows how thoroughly plotted out this novel is. The development was out of this flipping world. It takes pure talent to keep the flow going when two worlds are intertwined, and this author did that in spades. Yarros balanced the impossible. The attention to detail in the proper nouns, had me visualizing everything perfectly clear in my head. The distinction between both storylines was so easily visible. Not only with the way of life, but also with the context that was used. I have some honesty for you. I thought I could feel what a truly epic love was in Romance Novels. I thought it was the butterflies and the giddiness. I was wrong. I am wrong. I truly didn't realize what the unforgettable love was until I read The Things We Left Behind. The vulnerability, and the heart breaking realities quickly made me realize a love, a true love is something that literally takes your breath away. I could legit go on and on, about this novel, about these beautiful characters but that would totally be unfair. The Things We Left Unfinished is a book that will forever live on. It is that book that will wreck you on so many levels, but the beauty of it will forever stay in your heart. With out a doubt in my mind, Rebecca Yarros upped the anty on what a truly unforgettable Classic/Romance book entails because this one? It is her best to date. *I RECOMMEND!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Amy Reierson

    We all seem to have some dysfunction in our family but poor Georgia coming out of a divorce and moving back to Colorado into her Gran's home. Scarlett Stanton is a widely loved romance novelist and Georgia's grandma. Her mom, Ava, is the ultimate manipulator and only ever wants money from Georgia. She is already at Gran's when she arrives in CO so this is a bad start. Throw in that she is pretending to be Georgia, trying to sell the rights to Scarlett's last book and profit from it. Georgia can We all seem to have some dysfunction in our family but poor Georgia coming out of a divorce and moving back to Colorado into her Gran's home. Scarlett Stanton is a widely loved romance novelist and Georgia's grandma. Her mom, Ava, is the ultimate manipulator and only ever wants money from Georgia. She is already at Gran's when she arrives in CO so this is a bad start. Throw in that she is pretending to be Georgia, trying to sell the rights to Scarlett's last book and profit from it. Georgia can't say no to her mom. So grudgingly she agrees to have someone else finish Gran's last book but it happens to be a writer Scarlett hated, because his endings are all sad. Georgia wants this story, Scarlett's story to end poignantly, can Noah do that? Ava goes as far as reaching out to Georgia's ex to finagle more money out of Scarlett's last book. It would seem poor Georgia is surrounded by people who only want her for her grandma's legacy. Scarlett was the only soul that has cared for Georgia with no strings. Heck she raised her when Ava dumped her there in between one of her five marriages. While Georgia is trying to sort herself out, determine what Scarlett would want and learn why Scarlett never finished her book she is falling for Noah. And Noah is falling for her. In between hikes, picnics, family albums and unsweetened tea they are spending nights together and the sex is amazing but the fling ends when the book is done. Or does it? So much love and so much mystery tied to Scarlett's life and then there is Noah. Can Georgia open herself up and trust again? Will they have their happily ever after? This is a page turner and worth ever nail biting minute. Please read! I have voluntarily left this review.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Vanessa (nessreads)

    You ever finish reading a book and are so overcome with what you read that you just don’t know how to process, let alone move on? It was hours since I read that last page and was still rooted in the same position not knowing what to do. I’m an emotional mess and I’m having a really hard time saying goodbye to these characters that have in every way become part of my life. I will carry Scarlett, Jameson, Georgia, and Noah with me and know that I believe true and effortless love exists because of You ever finish reading a book and are so overcome with what you read that you just don’t know how to process, let alone move on? It was hours since I read that last page and was still rooted in the same position not knowing what to do. I’m an emotional mess and I’m having a really hard time saying goodbye to these characters that have in every way become part of my life. I will carry Scarlett, Jameson, Georgia, and Noah with me and know that I believe true and effortless love exists because of them. I was swept away. I was transported to the 1940’s where love and war were at the forefront. I was an outsider looking in and saw a love bloom to its purest form. I experienced the sacrifices and heartache in which that love had to withstand the unknown. I was left yearning for Scarlett and Jameson and the beautiful life that awaited them. Their love was all-consuming, beautiful, and beyond anything infinite. I was left just as equally enamored with Scarlett and Noah. There was no question I was taken with them and their undeniable chemistry. Their push and pull was invigorating and added fuel to their ever present fire. I was left enthralled and feeling every bit of the unmistakable connection between Scarlett and Noah which only had me want to keep that feeling forever. The Things We Leave Unfinished was a remarkable and poignant story. Not only is it one love story, but two. Both of these romances left me breathless. Rebecca Yarros penned a masterful story that was equally heartbreaking and brought endless tears but was everything beautiful and hopeful. A timeless and transcending love story for the ages. MUST READ, MUST READ, MUST READ *I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book*

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jenny - TotallybookedBlog

    4.5 STARS You’re right. Love – the good, the real, the life-changing – is rare. You have to fight for it..’ There’s a saying – ‘write what you know’ and when it comes to military stories with pure heart-driven emotion, Rebecca Yarros really knows how to put her heart and soul into her stories. Something which is evident in The Things We Leave Unfinished – an emotional and exquisitely told love story within a love story. Faultlessly shifting her worlds between the horrors of WWII and present time. 4.5 STARS You’re right. Love – the good, the real, the life-changing – is rare. You have to fight for it..’ There’s a saying – ‘write what you know’ and when it comes to military stories with pure heart-driven emotion, Rebecca Yarros really knows how to put her heart and soul into her stories. Something which is evident in The Things We Leave Unfinished – an emotional and exquisitely told love story within a love story. Faultlessly shifting her worlds between the horrors of WWII and present time. This is a book that was made to be brought to life with its spectacular imagery – this book needs to be made into a movie! ‘There’s a warning, a sound your heart makes the first time it realizes it’s no longer safe with the person you trusted.’ All you need to know about this book is covered by the author in her synopsis and you would be doing yourself an injustice if you didn’t go into this book blind and allow the author to lead you page by page through her heart-rending words. In present time we meet Noah Harrison, a brilliant and popular author known for his ‘poignant’ endings, and according to Georgia Stanton, his less than stellar love scenes. Oh, if only she knew how stellar this man was – in more ways than she could imagine! Noah quite literally bumps into Georgia Stanton, the 28-year-old Great Granddaughter of much-loved romance author Scarlett Stanton, known for her beautiful HEA’s. ‘Lord, that man even made writing look sexy. His shirtsleeves were pushed up his forearms, and his brow was furrowed in concentration as his fingers flew over the keyboard’ Fast forward and we see Noah tasked with the job of finishing a manuscript started by Georgia’s grandmother, documenting her epic and searing soulmate love story set amidst the horrors and fears of World War Two. Everyone wants to get their hands on this manuscript, from production companies to Georgia’s greedy mother, but Georgia is guarding her Great Grandmothers story with her life. To her, Jameson Stanton and Scarlett Wright had a once in a lifetime love story. “That’s the kind of love that stories are written about, Georgia. The kind that makes people believe it has to be out there for them, too.” However, she does entrust their love story to Noah with a few caveats to ensure he creates the ending she feels Jameson and Scarlett deserve. What’s lurking in Scarlett’s unfinished manuscript and her letters she’s kept all these years, until her passing at the ripe old age of 100? When we say this was a love story within a love story, we have two romances – Jameson and Scarlett’s and the evolving relationship between feisty Georgia and the headstrong Noah, though Noah certainly revealed his vulnerable side and we absolutely loved both heroes. “I’ve been waiting my entire life to touch you.” Set in the past in war-torn England, and present-day in Poplar Grove, Colorado, Rebecca Yarros does a wonderful job of bringing these settings to directly to our senses – we smelt the war, we heard the bombs, we felt the heartache, and in present-day, we felt as though we could breathe in the mountain air and visualise the picturesque scenery. Such vivid imagery heightened all our senses. Georgia had been betrayed too many times to count and as such, had become hardened and cynical, and we couldn’t blame her – trust didn’t come easy for Georgia, however, there were times we felt she was a little unfair on Noah. Or maybe Noah was such a beautiful character we saw past his flaws? “Gran used to say she saw the characters as fully fleshed-out people with complicated pasts, set on a collision course. She saw their flaws as something to overcome.” The flow from past to present was effortless. The emotion gripping from start to finish – our hearts feeling as though they’d just been in the middle of a battle. Insane chemistry, sublime writing, a beautiful legacy and heartfelt memories, searing love, painful loss and twists that sent us reeling. All these elements added up to one beautifully moving and unforgettable read. We did have a slight problem with authenticity of Scarlett and her sister Constance’s ‘voices’ which often sounded more American than British, thus taking us out of the moment here and there. However, this was a small hiccup in what was an extraordinarily moving story. Grab this one reader, and grab the tissues while you’re at it – trust us, you’ll need them! 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  10. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    Okay. It’s official. I am having the worst reading month and it is all thanks to this MASTERPIECE. I kid you not, it’s been weeks since I’ve read it and I can’t stop thinking about it. I haven’t read anything of substance since. I don’t want to let it go. Georgia and Noah were on fire together. I loved watching them going back and forth with each other. However, it was Scarlett & Jameson in the 1940s that took my breath away. Watching them come together during war and fall in love was a thing of Okay. It’s official. I am having the worst reading month and it is all thanks to this MASTERPIECE. I kid you not, it’s been weeks since I’ve read it and I can’t stop thinking about it. I haven’t read anything of substance since. I don’t want to let it go. Georgia and Noah were on fire together. I loved watching them going back and forth with each other. However, it was Scarlett & Jameson in the 1940s that took my breath away. Watching them come together during war and fall in love was a thing of beauty. I loved both timelines but I admit to wanting to spend more time in the past with Scarlett & Jameson! They were just transcendent. Those are the kinds of epic love stories I’m always searching high and low for and I’m so thrilled to have read about them. Hands down this will be my favorite read of 2021. I’m calling it now. All the stars!!! ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Garden Of REden

    CASSIE’S FAVORITE OF 2020 There are two absolutes every time I read a Rebecca Yarros novel. 1. I WILL cry. Most likely multiple times. 2. Among the pages, I will find the most inspiring lines. Along with those two absolutes are the always evolving main (and secondary) characters. In this case, all four main characters leaped off the page and demanded my undivided attention. Yarros pens story to paper so intricately you can practically see it unfold in your mind. Noah and Georgia had an electric pus CASSIE’S FAVORITE OF 2020 There are two absolutes every time I read a Rebecca Yarros novel. 1. I WILL cry. Most likely multiple times. 2. Among the pages, I will find the most inspiring lines. Along with those two absolutes are the always evolving main (and secondary) characters. In this case, all four main characters leaped off the page and demanded my undivided attention. Yarros pens story to paper so intricately you can practically see it unfold in your mind. Noah and Georgia had an electric push and pull for much of the novel. Georgia’s empathy and love beneath the steel (or ice would be the appropriate word) she has surrounded herself with are complicated, but Noah’s “writer’s sense” and careful eye seem to figure her out. Jameson and Scarlett are why romance novels exist. Their love story being intertwined with Noah and Georgia’s was perfectly crafted. Also, I suppose there is another absolute when it comes to her novels. She will wring every emotion out of you by the end. No feeling is EVER left unturned while she guides you through the plot. As much as I love a good cry and the heart-swelling HEA she tends to give, I most appreciate the utter shock I was given multiple times in this novel. This is her best novel to date, and she has shattered her own glass ceiling.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Alcazar

    A new heart-wrenching novel from bestselling author Rebecca Yarros that examines the risks we take for love, the scars too deep to heal, and the endings we can’t bring ourselves to see coming. PRE-ORDER TODAY! Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3c4tab6 Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2YFYold Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2SwbAoS Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2z5fuxU Nook: http://bit.ly/3s729w6 Apple Books: http://apple.co/3sdH7My Kobo: http://bit.ly/2LCdGCZ A new heart-wrenching novel from bestselling author Rebecca Yarros that examines the risks we take for love, the scars too deep to heal, and the endings we can’t bring ourselves to see coming. PRE-ORDER TODAY! Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3c4tab6 Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2YFYold Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2SwbAoS Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2z5fuxU Nook: http://bit.ly/3s729w6 Apple Books: http://apple.co/3sdH7My Kobo: http://bit.ly/2LCdGCZ

  13. 5 out of 5

    Nursebookie

    Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! This book is so amazing and I am so emotional, and torn apart in this amazing story. Yarros deeply engrossed me into this novel about 28 yo Georgia Stanton, who has hit rock bottom and having to start all over and leaving NYC after a brutal divorce. Georgia ends up in her grandmother Scarlett Stanton’s estate in Colorado. The last thing she is in the mood for was to be dealing with the ever so handsome and yet oh so arrogant superstar author Noah Harrison, who Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! This book is so amazing and I am so emotional, and torn apart in this amazing story. Yarros deeply engrossed me into this novel about 28 yo Georgia Stanton, who has hit rock bottom and having to start all over and leaving NYC after a brutal divorce. Georgia ends up in her grandmother Scarlett Stanton’s estate in Colorado. The last thing she is in the mood for was to be dealing with the ever so handsome and yet oh so arrogant superstar author Noah Harrison, who intends to finish Georgia’s grandmother Scarlett’s final novel. This romance novel is so deftly written with an amazing background that brought these characters together. The characters and the stories jump off the pages giving the readers an emotional and heart felt read that explores all the emotions associated with love - heartache, heartbreak, sacrifice, sometimes sadness before you reach your happy ever after. Don’t miss this amazing book!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Corinne

    6 "emotional" stars Dear Rebecca Yarros, why aren't more people talking about your amazing books? Because this is a truly amazing book. I didn't know you could write so beautifully. The story surprised me, made me cry, made me laugh, made me swoon. I am so emotionally raw after reading this fantastic book. I can't stop crying in thinking about some of the passages. From the first page to the last, it is gripping, heart wrenching, emotional, with the most beautiful scenery and it reads like a movie 6 "emotional" stars Dear Rebecca Yarros, why aren't more people talking about your amazing books? Because this is a truly amazing book. I didn't know you could write so beautifully. The story surprised me, made me cry, made me laugh, made me swoon. I am so emotionally raw after reading this fantastic book. I can't stop crying in thinking about some of the passages. From the first page to the last, it is gripping, heart wrenching, emotional, with the most beautiful scenery and it reads like a movie. Every step of the way, I could clearly picture everything in my mind. And it doesn't happen to me with a lot of books. The book tells two love stories set in two different timelines, more than 60 years apart: - the love story of Scarlett and Jameson set in the 1940s, on the backdrop of WWII; they meet by chance and fall in love despite the horrors and challenges of the war; - the love story of Georgia (Scarlett's grand-granddaughter) and Noah (the writer tasked with finishing Scarlett's last novel) The way you intertwined both timelines was both effortless and brilliant. I loved every minute of my reading experience. And it will be one of my favorite reads of 2021! This book should be made into a movie! ***ARC generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review***

  15. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    4.5, Unfinished Stars! “Gran used to say she saw the characters as fully fleshed-out people with complicated pasts, set on a collision course. She saw their flaws as something to overcome.” Just when you think you have a grasp on the kind of love story a Rebecca Yarros novel can give you, she has to go and deliver The Things We Leave Unfinished. The Things We Leave Unfinished is a unique and intriguing romance that operates on two alternating timelines. The Things We Leave Unfinished is an unforge 4.5, Unfinished Stars! “Gran used to say she saw the characters as fully fleshed-out people with complicated pasts, set on a collision course. She saw their flaws as something to overcome.” Just when you think you have a grasp on the kind of love story a Rebecca Yarros novel can give you, she has to go and deliver The Things We Leave Unfinished. The Things We Leave Unfinished is a unique and intriguing romance that operates on two alternating timelines. The Things We Leave Unfinished is an unforgettable love story that will mesmerize readers right until the very end… The Things We Leave Unfinished starts off in the present time with Georgia and Noah. Noah has been brought in to finish her great-grandmother’s last book. Georgia isn’t too thrilled about the idea but allows to let Noah work on it as long as he gives it the ending she wants. Naturally, the two of them butt heads over this, and Noah will try his hardest to get Georgia to see things his way….Timeline #2 is Scarlett’s real-life romance told through the pages of her manuscript and letters from her love… Overall, I thought this was a truly beautiful and unique story. The story flowed well and sucks you in instantly. The characters are real, flawed, and perfectly imperfect. I will be the first to admit that it took some time for me to get used to the alternating timelines/stories, but once I got into it, I was hooked! I loved all the little touches and the love letters. It made this story feel real and like the readers are a part of it. The Things We Leave Unfinished is a love story that transcends time and pages. It’s a story about the risks we’re willing to take for love. It’s a story about secrets hidden in the past and the mess that’s left behind. It’s a story about thinking you know all of the pieces to it, but finding yourself completely wrong. Most of all, it’s a story of love and second chances. At the end of the day, this story that Rebecca Yarros has given us will take you on one incredible journey that is sure to deliver all the feels. *I was provided an ARC copy of this book, via the Publisher & NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*

  16. 4 out of 5

    CR

    OMG, I simply could not put this book down once I started. I typically don't like stories that bounce back and forth between two different time lines, however Rebecca Yarros made the transitions so seamless that I hardly noticed them. I was immediately drawn to all of the characters, but especially Georgia. Her first interaction with Noakes (and many others afterward) had me cracking up laughing. The dual like ve stories between Georgia and Noah and Scarlett and Jamison were both breathtaking an OMG, I simply could not put this book down once I started. I typically don't like stories that bounce back and forth between two different time lines, however Rebecca Yarros made the transitions so seamless that I hardly noticed them. I was immediately drawn to all of the characters, but especially Georgia. Her first interaction with Noakes (and many others afterward) had me cracking up laughing. The dual like ve stories between Georgia and Noah and Scarlett and Jamison were both breathtaking and heartbreaking. There were definitely tears shed several times over their stories. The twist at the end definitely surprised me and caused all sorts of emotion. For anyone who is a fan of epic love stories, sacrifice, and the occasional steamy sex scene this is a must read.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Gitte TotallyBookedBlog

    4.5 STARS You’re right. Love – the good, the real, the life-changing – is rare. You have to fight for it..’ There’s a saying – ‘write what you know’ and when it comes to military stories with pure heart-driven emotion, Rebecca Yarros really knows how to put her heart and soul into her stories. Something which is evident in The Things We Leave Unfinished – an emotional and exquisitely told love story within a love story. Faultlessly shifting her worlds between the horrors of WWII and present time. 4.5 STARS You’re right. Love – the good, the real, the life-changing – is rare. You have to fight for it..’ There’s a saying – ‘write what you know’ and when it comes to military stories with pure heart-driven emotion, Rebecca Yarros really knows how to put her heart and soul into her stories. Something which is evident in The Things We Leave Unfinished – an emotional and exquisitely told love story within a love story. Faultlessly shifting her worlds between the horrors of WWII and present time. This is a book that was made to be brought to life with its spectacular imagery – this book needs to be made into a movie! ‘There’s a warning, a sound your heart makes the first time it realizes it’s no longer safe with the person you trusted.’ All you need to know about this book is covered by the author in her synopsis and you would be doing yourself an injustice if you didn’t go into this book blind and allow the author to lead you page by page through her heart-rending words. In present time we meet Noah Harrison, a brilliant and popular author known for his ‘poignant’ endings, and according to Georgia Stanton, his less than stellar love scenes. Oh, if only she knew how stellar this man was – in more ways than she could imagine! Noah quite literally bumps into Georgia Stanton, the 28-year-old Great Granddaughter of much-loved romance author Scarlett Stanton, known for her beautiful HEA’s. ‘Lord, that man even made writing look sexy. His shirtsleeves were pushed up his forearms, and his brow was furrowed in concentration as his fingers flew over the keyboard’ Fast forward and we see Noah tasked with the job of finishing a manuscript started by Georgia’s grandmother, documenting her epic and searing soulmate love story set amidst the horrors and fears of World War Two. Everyone wants to get their hands on this manuscript, from production companies to Georgia’s greedy mother, but Georgia is guarding her Great Grandmothers story with her life. To her, Jameson Stanton and Scarlett Wright had a once in a lifetime love story. “That’s the kind of love that stories are written about, Georgia. The kind that makes people believe it has to be out there for them, too.” However, she does entrust their love story to Noah with a few caveats to ensure he creates the ending she feels Jameson and Scarlett deserve. What’s lurking in Scarlett’s unfinished manuscript and her letters she’s kept all these years, until her passing at the ripe old age of 100? When we say this was a love story within a love story, we have two romances – Jameson and Scarlett’s and the evolving relationship between feisty Georgia and the headstrong Noah, though Noah certainly revealed his vulnerable side and we absolutely loved both heroes. “I’ve been waiting my entire life to touch you.” Set in the past in war-torn England, and present-day in Poplar Grove, Colorado, Rebecca Yarros does a wonderful job of bringing these settings to directly to our senses – we smelt the war, we heard the bombs, we felt the heartache, and in present-day, we felt as though we could breathe in the mountain air and visualise the picturesque scenery. Such vivid imagery heightened all our senses. Georgia had been betrayed too many times to count and as such, had become hardened and cynical, and we couldn’t blame her – trust didn’t come easy for Georgia, however, there were times we felt she was a little unfair on Noah. Or maybe Noah was such a beautiful character we saw past his flaws? “Gran used to say she saw the characters as fully fleshed-out people with complicated pasts, set on a collision course. She saw their flaws as something to overcome.” The flow from past to present was effortless. The emotion gripping from start to finish – our hearts feeling as though they’d just been in the middle of a battle. Insane chemistry, sublime writing, a beautiful legacy and heartfelt memories, searing love, painful loss and twists that sent us reeling. All these elements added up to one beautifully moving and unforgettable read. We did have a slight problem with authenticity of Scarlett and her sister Constance’s ‘voices’ which often sounded more American than British, thus taking us out of the moment here and there. However, this was a small hiccup in what was an extraordinarily moving story. Grab this one reader, and grab the tissues while you’re at it – trust us, you’ll need them! 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  18. 4 out of 5

    Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

    It is really hard to put into words what I feel about this story by this amazing author. I know that I will be engaged with a Rebecca Yarros book but something told me to slow down and savor this story, enjoy what was on the written page because it was going to be something epic. And, it was. From the beginning, I was entranced with this story. From the first meeting to the final letter, I couldn’t help but wonder and hope. I was amazed with the twists and turns and with the final published story It is really hard to put into words what I feel about this story by this amazing author. I know that I will be engaged with a Rebecca Yarros book but something told me to slow down and savor this story, enjoy what was on the written page because it was going to be something epic. And, it was. From the beginning, I was entranced with this story. From the first meeting to the final letter, I couldn’t help but wonder and hope. I was amazed with the twists and turns and with the final published story. I’m not sure who I was cheering for more … Scarlett and Jameson or Georgia and Noah. Yes, two love stories in one outstanding book. You will not believe how she wrote this story and how intricate each strand of both love stories were interwoven between the other. There were points that I sobbed, held my breath and hoped. Then others when I just accepted what was given to me. I had heart-break and joy. Then I was disappointed … the story ended. I wanted more, a lot more. I just wanted it to go on and on. Rebecca Yarros gave us characters that were built from the ground up. They had character; they had a love that couldn’t be denied. They each had their heart-break and unbelievable circumstances that took a lot to overcome. But they survived and thrived; found a way to go on and live in the here and now. Women with amazing strength and will-power that could carry the weight of the world on their shoulders but, at the same time, be soft and caring. Men that know what love is when it’s right in front of them and will do whatever it takes to win the woman over, to give her the life that she deserves and just be there … in the good times and the bad. Soft shoulders but strong arms that will hold everything together when warranted. Yes, this is the kind of characters that she writes. There is really no way to describe The Things We Leave Unfinished. It’s more than a love story. It’s more than what we would call a romance. You can tell, throughout the story, that it was written from the heart and there were blood, sweat and tears put into telling this impressive story. It’s a literary work of art. Review copy provided for a voluntary review.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Storiesandcoffee

    Okay, but on a scale of 1-10, how much is this going to wreck me? Okay, but on a scale of 1-10, how much is this going to wreck me?

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kindle Crack Book Reviews Cheri

    In The Things We Leave Unfinished, Rebecca Yarros beautifully weaves an emotion-packed story of unrequited love, loss, and commitment. Two interconnected stories come to life seamlessly from the past to the present. One story is unfinished, and the other story might be writing itself in real-time. Is chasing the ultimate happily-ever-after ending just the beginning of new love or a path to certain heartbreak? What did you do to my heart Rebecca Yarros? That ending! The Things We Leave Unfinished In The Things We Leave Unfinished, Rebecca Yarros beautifully weaves an emotion-packed story of unrequited love, loss, and commitment. Two interconnected stories come to life seamlessly from the past to the present. One story is unfinished, and the other story might be writing itself in real-time. Is chasing the ultimate happily-ever-after ending just the beginning of new love or a path to certain heartbreak? What did you do to my heart Rebecca Yarros? That ending! The Things We Leave Unfinished is a romancer lover’s romance! This book is one-click worthy.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Melissasfandomworld

    Mind = Blown. Heartwrenchingly beautiful. All the feels. My new favorite Yarros book. Need some time to 'pick myself up' now after just having finished this, because Rebecca pushed me through the emotional ringer with this story. What.a.book. Be still my heart. --- Mind = Blown. Heartwrenchingly beautiful. All the feels. My new favorite Yarros book. Need some time to 'pick myself up' now after just having finished this, because Rebecca pushed me through the emotional ringer with this story. What.a.book. Be still my heart. ---

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kim

    6 stars...spoiler-free... I feel as if I have been on a journey that has kept me mesmerized, broken my heart, put it back together, and just left me reeling from emotions. This book just became my first six-star read of 2021. It snuck up on me. In the beginning, I will admit, I was struggling a bit with the transitions between the stories of two couples, in two time periods, and dual points of view for each, and the addition of letters. It was a lot at first. But I got more and more sucked in not 6 stars...spoiler-free... I feel as if I have been on a journey that has kept me mesmerized, broken my heart, put it back together, and just left me reeling from emotions. This book just became my first six-star read of 2021. It snuck up on me. In the beginning, I will admit, I was struggling a bit with the transitions between the stories of two couples, in two time periods, and dual points of view for each, and the addition of letters. It was a lot at first. But I got more and more sucked in not only into the present story but captivated by the one from the past. In the present, Georgia Ellsworth Stanton has returned home to Colorado divorced, publicly humiliated, hurt, bitter, and lost. She is the executor of her great-grandmother Scarlett Scanton's estate and her final unpublished autobiographical manuscript. Noah Harrison is a star in the literary world known for ripping the hearts out of his readers. And he does not let his own heart get invested in relationships. He wants to be the one to finish the work of an author he admired. He is cocky, determined, and a control freak. Georgia is closed-off, untrusting, and stubborn. They fuss and fight and eventually settle in and get to work. But along the way, he is inspiring Georgia to find herself, trust, and take back her own life. And he is realizing just what it means to want something he might not be able to keep. The other story takes place in WWII Britain. Scarlett, an Assistant Section Officer in the RAF meets an American pilot fighting for the British. Theirs is a true love story in the middle of chaos and riddled with separations, moves, challenges, and danger. The intensity of their connection and the dire circumstances in which they live kept me tense and completely invested. Throughout the book, we also get letters that add more depth to the story and at times bring questions and at other times provide answers. So this whole novel builds two love stories, in different countries, in different time periods, with different endings. It is an absolutely epic, emotional, and inspiring story of true love, passion, strength, loss, heartbreak, survival, redemption, and going on despite all odds. There are some secrets and a twist I never saw coming that had me gasping! Totally floored me and made me question everything! I love it when an author can surprise me since I am usually good at teasing out big surprises. Along the way, you get hints of some things so you think you know where it is all going and are prepared, but at the same time, you are not really prepared. This book makes you believe in "the one", fate, and destiny, but also shows the difference between real-life and fairytale happy endings. I ended up just as enthralled in Jameson, Scarlett, and her sister Constance's lives in the past as I was with Georgia and Noah in the present. But this is also very much Georgia's resurrection as she begins to find reasons to let go of the pain from her past, find purpose, being to trust and open her heart, and follow her own lost dreams. But Noah's happiness, career, and future are directly tied to Georgia's decisions and if he can truly gain her trust in him. It is all about risks, rewards, and choices. And the whole thing is poignant, moving, and mesmerizing. It is a must-read! There are so many layers and so much depth to it. All of the characters and their struggles truly come alive. Each character is well-developed and has such heart, determination, and inner strength. I felt like I was living in the past at times and then switched to a completely different world in the present. My heart hurt for them as if they were real people. But I also felt every little joy that they found along the way. This incredible book truly has a little bit of everything and completely touched my heart in ways I was not expecting. This could make an amazing movie. Follow Me: Blog: Reviews by Tammy & Kim (Rachel and Jay) | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

  23. 5 out of 5

    Pauline Cassie

    Yet again Rebecca Yarros has shown her skill and prowess with beautifully presented manipulations of the written word. She can produce just about anything with her trusty pen, typewriter or computer. In The Things We Leave Unfinished we have not one but two stories of love, running concurrently and seamlessly regardless of being set in two very different eras. The authorial voice switches from an historical to contemporary tone so efficiently that the movie reel playing in the reader's head chan Yet again Rebecca Yarros has shown her skill and prowess with beautifully presented manipulations of the written word. She can produce just about anything with her trusty pen, typewriter or computer. In The Things We Leave Unfinished we have not one but two stories of love, running concurrently and seamlessly regardless of being set in two very different eras. The authorial voice switches from an historical to contemporary tone so efficiently that the movie reel playing in the reader's head changes time and scene effortlessly. The stories of Jameson and Scarlett as well as Georgia and Noah almost play second fiddle to the expertise that has been employed in the production of this stunning novel and, if I had to choose which couple I rooted for most I'd have to completely honest and take my love of romance back to WWII Britain, going against the grain of my preferred romance genre. This is quite simply a stunning book and a fabulous way to end my reading for 2020. I cannot recommend this book highly enough!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Izzie d

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Really good story. The Hero wants to write a book about the heroine's family member so as well as the relationship of the Hero and heroine there is a story of the heroine's grandmother who is now dead. Dual POV of Hero and heroine plus dual POV of the grandmother and her beau. No intimate scenes other than the Hero with the heroine. And no intimate scenes other than the couple in history with each other. The heroine is recently divorced. The Hero has no details of his past relationships but this is sa Really good story. The Hero wants to write a book about the heroine's family member so as well as the relationship of the Hero and heroine there is a story of the heroine's grandmother who is now dead. Dual POV of Hero and heroine plus dual POV of the grandmother and her beau. No intimate scenes other than the Hero with the heroine. And no intimate scenes other than the couple in history with each other. The heroine is recently divorced. The Hero has no details of his past relationships but this is said about him 'It is harder to truly know and understand one woman than it is to charm your way through a thousand nights of a thousand different women.' He doesn't do commitment and can't imagine monogamy but as soon as he meets the heroine he is bowled over by her. No cheating. No flirting with others. Small ex drama with her ex husband. HEA. Epilogue.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Read.Review.Repeat Blog

    "Once again Rebecca Yarros shows me why she will always be one of my go to authors. There is no exception with The Things We Leave. You have two love stories that are running along one another seamlessly, even with being set it two different eras. Two wonderful love stories that weave into one another effortlessly. I will admit at times I got a little lost bouncing back and forth between Georgia, Noah and the past, but that just makes you soak up their story even more. If you love a heartfelt rom "Once again Rebecca Yarros shows me why she will always be one of my go to authors. There is no exception with The Things We Leave. You have two love stories that are running along one another seamlessly, even with being set it two different eras. Two wonderful love stories that weave into one another effortlessly. I will admit at times I got a little lost bouncing back and forth between Georgia, Noah and the past, but that just makes you soak up their story even more. If you love a heartfelt romance, than this is for sure the book for you. " ~Stephanie This is only my 2nd book by Rebecca Yarros and I am hooked on all her writings! At first I was a little confused and not sure what was going on. It took me awhile to get into it. Once I was hooked, I finished it in no time. The storyline was like none I have ever read. I fell in love with all the characters. And I was FLOORED when I got to the ending! I am so glad I kept going even after being confused. This book gripped my heart, tore it in two, and put it back together again. Amazing story! ~Amber

  26. 4 out of 5

    Carmen Rae

    Rebecca Yarros is one of the best romance writers. Her books are so perfectly written with so much depth and emotion that I anticipate reading them as much as I dread it. I have to read them and I know I will love them and rave about them and 5 star them every single time. But I also know I will break while I read this book. I will need to be left alone with my emotions and tissues while I wait for Rebecca's writing to put me back together. From the first page I was struggling to get a reality br Rebecca Yarros is one of the best romance writers. Her books are so perfectly written with so much depth and emotion that I anticipate reading them as much as I dread it. I have to read them and I know I will love them and rave about them and 5 star them every single time. But I also know I will break while I read this book. I will need to be left alone with my emotions and tissues while I wait for Rebecca's writing to put me back together. From the first page I was struggling to get a reality break so I could wrap myself up in this story. Because there was so much happening and every single piece of it had me captivated. Watching Noah and Georgia fall in love while they traversed the history, life and love of Scarlett and Jameson was beautiful. Georgia had my heart breaking for her and I wanted so much to just love her. But she was so strong under all of that pain, that I couldn't pity her. I just wanted to slay all her dragons. Luckily for all of us Noah was already there with his sword and armour racing off to keep anything from touching her. He just did it so unceremoniously, you didn’t notice until you were standing in a river or dragon blood wondering where it came from. But damn the twists and turns and heartbreak just kept right on coming. For Georgia and for the readers. Naturally, the other emotions were just as strong and the hope had me sitting on the edge of the seat. I knew coming into this that one of the love stories ended in tragedy which kept me in suspense and made me read this as slowly as possible. Because I couldn’t be ugly sobbing while waiting on my son’s ankle to be x-rayed or while sitting in the school pick up line so I had to take my time while my heart was broken and rebuilt. This book was just amazing and I know I'm going to reread it a million times.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Shirley Frances

    A wonderful read and a great way to start off the new year. The story was so different from anything I’ve read in a while. The characters were phenomenal and their story unique and captivating. Rebecca Yarros did a great job bringing EVERYTHING together so that the story flowed from beginning to end. With every new chapter I felt myself getting more invested in the story...wondering, anticipating. The “feels” that jumped off the page and the romance so beautifully written are just a couple of th A wonderful read and a great way to start off the new year. The story was so different from anything I’ve read in a while. The characters were phenomenal and their story unique and captivating. Rebecca Yarros did a great job bringing EVERYTHING together so that the story flowed from beginning to end. With every new chapter I felt myself getting more invested in the story...wondering, anticipating. The “feels” that jumped off the page and the romance so beautifully written are just a couple of the elements that elevated this story from a “3-stars read” to a “5-stars favorite read”. I won’t say much more, except it was definitely more enjoyable going in blind and discovering everything as I read along. I swooned. I cried. I laughed. I loved it!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Brittany Zimmerman

    Thank you to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing for the arc of this book. All opinions are my own. I am staring into space with my heart on the floor and tears streaming down my face. Wow. This is my first Rebecca Yarros novel and I’d now like her to continually break my heart and put it back together in the pages of a book. Bouncing between Georgia, Noah and the past, the way this novel was constructed gives you a view into life, death, hurt, heartbreak and coming out on the other side stronger Thank you to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing for the arc of this book. All opinions are my own. I am staring into space with my heart on the floor and tears streaming down my face. Wow. This is my first Rebecca Yarros novel and I’d now like her to continually break my heart and put it back together in the pages of a book. Bouncing between Georgia, Noah and the past, the way this novel was constructed gives you a view into life, death, hurt, heartbreak and coming out on the other side stronger. I’m not sure how she did it, but this flowed beautifully, giving you a book willingly ripping your heart out from the sheer beauty. I can’t even form words over how good this was. The past romance, the present romance, the flow, the prose, the characters. All of it was fantastic. If you love romance, this is an absolute MUST READ.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥

    The Things We Leave Unfinished was an emotional powerhouse that quickly enraptured my heart. The story was hauntingly beautiful and I wasn't ready to say goodbye to these characters. This is easily one of my top favorite reads of the year and if you love romance, then you should definitely have this one on their tbr. "You said you know the worth of what I just handed to you." "I do," Our gazes collided, the electricity - chemistry, attraction, whatever it was - coursing between u The Things We Leave Unfinished was an emotional powerhouse that quickly enraptured my heart. The story was hauntingly beautiful and I wasn't ready to say goodbye to these characters. This is easily one of my top favorite reads of the year and if you love romance, then you should definitely have this one on their tbr. "You said you know the worth of what I just handed to you." "I do," Our gazes collided, the electricity - chemistry, attraction, whatever it was - coursing between us enough to raise goose bumps on my arm. "Earn it." - Georgia & Noah The book alternated between Georgia and Noah in the present, and her great-grandparents Scarlett and Jameson in the past. The story flowed seamlessly between the past and the present and in each moment I was captivated with what was unfolding on the pages. I loved how easy it was to become invested in their lives, and that doesn't always happen with me when there's two time periods in a story. But it was because I loved these four characters with my whole heart and soul. "I've never had a problem reaching for things I want," I replied softly. "It's the falling that gets me into trouble." - Georgia Within that first chapter, I was already enchanted with Georgia Stanton and her world. She was back home, in her quaint town, while healing from a very public divorce. I quickly connected to her and felt her pain, not only from her past but even when she interacted with her mother. Georgia's emotions flowed so easily into my heart. And when she met Noah Harrison, I loved how she had no problem being vocal with her opinions. I adored their meet cute and the path he led her down! It wasn't that I was living for him, but that he simply made me want to live. To fight. To prove my point. To take a stand when I'd usually defer to someone else's emotions and take the path of least resistance. - Georgia Noah and Georgia butted heads right away and were both fabulous at holding their ground. But Noah had an amazing opportunity to help finish his idols book about her romance with a World War II pilot. And the author was Georgia's late great-grandmother, Scarlett. You could feel the attraction between Noah and Georgia. And while sparks flew when they were together, they had a lot of obstacles in their way. Quite a few of their antics had me laughing out loud, and so many of the others had me constantly smiling. So let it be known that I loved Noah. Not only was he tall, dark and handsome, but he was determined, thoughtful and caring. Together, Noah and Georgia filled the pages with laughter, longing and the most wonderful of angst. Too much, too soon, too fast...it was all of that and then some, but she couldn't bring herself to slow it down. - Scarlett Georgia and Noah's chapters would always start with a letter from the past. And a few chapters into this book, we also got to hear Scarlett and Jameson’s story. Scarlett was active duty and stationed alongside her sister Constance, during World War II in 1940. Scarlett was brave and strong for helping out her country during the war, and the moment she met Jameson I was obsessed. Jameson was a pilot who was captivating, seductive, swoon worthy, protective and I couldn't stop smiling every time he spoke. Their moments together created butterflies in my stomach and their love story captured me so easily. Scarlett and Jameson had this soul deep connection that was intoxicating. But every moment felt like it could be their last, their world was so unstable. His heartbeat was strong and steady as they swayed. Here was the only place she felt safe or certain about anything lately. There was nothing in this world that compared to the feel of his arms around her. - Scarlett and Jameson I shouldn't have been surprised that I already had tears within the first 100 pages of this story, and they definitely weren't the last. Because the world that they lived in, the sacrifices they made for the greater good and the risks they took with their own lives was gutting and harsh. Yet it was their way of life. It was because of brave people like Scarlett and Jameson that their countries could survive. But everything could change in the blink of an eye and I was beyond terrified for them. So there were countless times where it felt like my heart was in my throat, and there was no controlling my emotions when I was in their world. Nothing was close enough. She wanted to feel his ever breath, every heartbeat, wanted to live inside that kiss where there were no bombs, no raids, nothing that would pry him from her arms. She lifted her hands to his neck and arched against him as his lips slid to the curve of her jaw. - Scarlett The happiness that Scarlett and Jameson felt made me sigh out loud and smile. Their times together were beautiful, emotional and their love was so powerful. I also loved Scarlett's sister, Constance, who seemed to be such a huge champion for the both of them. The bond between the sisters was such a wonderful part of this story and it too pulled my emotions in so many ways with how their lives unfolded. But with all of the love that flooded the pages, there was also loss. It was so devastatingly painful that I sobbed. I couldn't stop the tears that were falling down my face as I flipped through the pages. And just when I thought I wouldn't cry anymore, the steady stream of tears continued. But have faith, because not only was there so much love within these pages, but we also got to have a happily ever after for some of those we loved. The smile that lit his face was echoed on hers, and for the first time in what felt like forever, she allowed herself to feel that happiness radiate, to sink into every fiber of her being. - Scarlett The Things We Leave Unfinished was a beautiful and tragic tale of love, loss, sacrifice and hope. Since finishing this story, I haven't been able to stop thinking about it days later. If you love romance, epic love stories and characters that will easily steal pieces of your heart, you definitely want this one on your tbr! I can't recommend it enough! *I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book, provided by the publisher. 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  30. 4 out of 5

    Shelby

    In 1940, Scarlett met Jameson Stanton when she was in the British Air Corps and Jameson was a pilot fighting alongside the British allies. They fell hopelessly in love despite the horrors going on around them. They married and had a son, William. And after Jameson went MIA, Scarlett and William went overseas and moved to Jameson’s small town in Colorado. Now nearly 80-years later, Scarlett’s great granddaughter, Georgia is back in the home she grew up in, the home where Gran (Scarlett) raised he In 1940, Scarlett met Jameson Stanton when she was in the British Air Corps and Jameson was a pilot fighting alongside the British allies. They fell hopelessly in love despite the horrors going on around them. They married and had a son, William. And after Jameson went MIA, Scarlett and William went overseas and moved to Jameson’s small town in Colorado. Now nearly 80-years later, Scarlett’s great granddaughter, Georgia is back in the home she grew up in, the home where Gran (Scarlett) raised her. Georgia’s recently had a nasty divorce. Not only is she trying to find herself again after leaving NYC, but she’s agreed to turn Scarlett & Jameson’s love story into a book, using letters they exchanged during the war. Scarlett Stanton was a bestselling romance author while she was alive and when she died, she left her letters to Georgia. Author Noah Harrison has been selected to write Scarlett & Jameson’s story and Georgia is less than pleased with that choice. But there’s something about Noah she can’t resist. And with him by her side, she starts to unpack her own emotional baggage and uncover the truth behind her Gran’s love story. The Things We Leave Unfinished by Rebecca Yarros is a romance that spans across decades, following 2 love stories separated by 4 generations. I’ve loved Rebecca’s military romances in the past, especially The Last Letter. This to me read more like historical fiction and less like romance. It’s told via 2 timelines & dual POV. In the current timeline it’s first person and in the past timeline it’s told in third person, which threw me off at first. I didn’t feel enough spark between Noah and Georgia, so that’s why to me this didn’t read much like a romance. The story was intriguing, but not exactly what I was expecting. It definitely is well-written so if you’re a fan of historical fiction, I’d recommend giving this a try. 3/5 stars. Thank you to Candi Kane PR and the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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