I'll Be Your Blue Sky

I'll Be Your Blue Sky

Marisa de los Santos / Aug 21, 2019

I ll Be Your Blue Sky The New York Times bestselling author revisits the characters from her beloved novels Love Walked In and Belong to Me in this captivating beautifully written drama involving family friendship secre

  • Title: I'll Be Your Blue Sky
  • Author: Marisa de los Santos
  • ISBN: 0062431943
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Paperback
  • The New York Times bestselling author revisits the characters from her beloved novels Love Walked In and Belong to Me in this captivating, beautifully written drama involving family, friendship, secrets, sacrifice, courage, and true love for fans of Jojo Moyes, Elin Hilderbrand, and Nancy Thayer.On the weekend of her wedding, Clare Hobbes meets an elderly woman named Edith The New York Times bestselling author revisits the characters from her beloved novels Love Walked In and Belong to Me in this captivating, beautifully written drama involving family, friendship, secrets, sacrifice, courage, and true love for fans of Jojo Moyes, Elin Hilderbrand, and Nancy Thayer.On the weekend of her wedding, Clare Hobbes meets an elderly woman named Edith Herron During the course of a single conversation, Edith gives Clare the courage to do what she should have done months earlier break off her engagement to her charming yet overly possessive fianc.Three weeks later, Clare learns that Edith has died and has given her another gift Nestled in crepe myrtle and hydrangea and perched at the marshy edge of a bay in a small seaside town in Delaware, Blue Sky House now belongs to Clare Though the former guest house has been empty for years, Clare feels a deep connection to Edith inside its walls, which are decorated with old photographs taken by Edith and her beloved husband, Joseph.Exploring the house, Clare finds two mysterious ledgers hidden beneath the kitchen sink Edith, it seems, was no ordinary woman and Blue Sky House no ordinary place With the help of her mother, Viviana, her surrogate mother, Cornelia Brown, and her former boyfriend and best friend, Dev Tremain, Clare begins to piece together the story of Blue Sky House a decades old mystery complex and tangled than she could have imagined As she peels back the layers of Edith s life, Clare discovers a story of dark secrets, passionate love, heartbreaking sacrifice, and incredible courage She also makes startling discoveries about herself where she s come from, where she s going, and what and who she loves.Shifting between the 1950s and the present and told in the alternating voices of Edith and Clare, I ll Be Your Blue Sky is vintage Marisa de los Santos an emotionally evocative novel that probes the deepest recesses of the human heart and illuminates the tender connections that bind our lives Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 352 pages Published December 4th 2018 by William Morrow Paperbacks first published March 6th 2018 More Details ISBN 0062431943 ISBN13 9780062431943 Series Love Walked In 3 Other Editions 10 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Ill Be Your Blue Sky, please sign up Popular Answered Questions I really liked Love Walked In, and I now I want to read this one, but the 2nd book, Belong to Me, doesnt really appeal to me at all for some reason Is it necessary to read all three in order like one year ago See all 7 answers Gemma McNealy I loved Love Walked In, but Belong to Me is even special one of my favourite books ever I actually read them backwards I would seriously I loved Love Walked In, but Belong to Me is even special one of my favourite books ever I actually read them backwards I would seriously recommend giving Belong to Me a chance less flag Do these books need to be read in order I just discovered them and bought the audiobook of Ill Be Your Blue Sky Do I need to wait like 9 months ago See all 3 answers Dianne Morse No, this one can be enjoyed on its own flag See all 4 questions about Ill Be Your Blue Sky Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Apr 06, 2018 Linda rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves fiction, historical fiction Sometimes an irregular piece of sea glass tells quite the story Smooth variations in color, light edges, unexpected density, but always a thing of beauty if held in the grit of sand long enough Transformation in the shifting of time Clare Hobbes feels the grit of that sand pressing against her heart It s the morning of her wedding She s taken the usual steps preparing for her vows at the rehearsal the day before But the words somehow fail to rise to her lips She squeezes her eyes shut tig Sometimes an irregular piece of sea glass tells quite the story Smooth variations in color, light edges, unexpected density, but always a thing of beauty if held in the grit of sand long enough Transformation in the shifting of time Clare Hobbes feels the grit of that sand pressing against her heart It s the morning of her wedding She s taken the usual steps preparing for her vows at the rehearsal the day before But the words somehow fail to rise to her lips She squeezes her eyes shut tightly to hold back what must be tears of excitement or are they tears of deep regret Zach, her fiance, has never left her side with constant commitments of love and endearments Perhaps constancy is stifling the air she so desperately wishes to breath in a lovely blue sky.Clare slips out into the hotel garden and finds an elderly woman sitting on a bench They strike up a conversation The woman introduces herself as Edith Herron Words flow soul to soul It is Edith who will change the trajectory of Clare s life unbeknownst to either of them at the time A few weeks later, Clare receives a phone call from a lawyer informing her that Edith Herron has passed away and has left Clare her home, Blue Sky House, up in Delaware The home has been well cared for Blue Sky House will reveal deep kept secrets in the form of boxes and hidden ledgers Edith lived quite the life and the details will come spilling out as Clare slowly lifts the shadows that have not been revealed in years.Marisa de los Santos has a gift for storytelling Her chapters revert back and forth from Clare in the present to Edith in the 1950 s What appears to be a light hearted romantic theme is certainly not There is a heavy ladened thread flowing through this storyline with historical imprints of those 1950 s De Los Santos does not even reveal Edith s full secret until much later Readers can visualize a wide webbing effect with an expanse of crystallized dew across this complicated web For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.I ll Be Your Blue Sky is filled with the complications of life and how decisions made in the past can be traced sharply into the present Lovely characters evolve alongside some not so very lovely ones A very satisfying read by a very talented writer flag 87 likesLike see review View all 29 comments Apr 19, 2018 Cheri rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018, library book, 1950s, fiction Something in your eyesMakes me want to lose myselfMakes me want to lose myselfIn your armsThere s something in your voiceMakes my heart beat fastHope this feeling lastsThe rest of my life If you knew how lonely my life has beenAnd how long I ve been so aloneIf you knew how I wanted someone to come alongAnd change my life the way you ve done It feels like home to meIt feels like home to meIt feels like I m all the way back whereI come fromIt feels like home to meIt feels like home to meFeels li Something in your eyesMakes me want to lose myselfMakes me want to lose myselfIn your armsThere s something in your voiceMakes my heart beat fastHope this feeling lastsThe rest of my life If you knew how lonely my life has beenAnd how long I ve been so aloneIf you knew how I wanted someone to come alongAnd change my life the way you ve done It feels like home to meIt feels like home to meIt feels like I m all the way back whereI come fromIt feels like home to meIt feels like home to meFeels like I m all the way back where I belong Feels Like Home, Randy Newman, Songwriters Randy NewmanThis story is told in alternating chapters through the voices of Edith, in the late 40s and 1950s, and Clare in the present As the date of Clare and Zach s wedding is rapidly approaching, she s been jittery, on edge, trying to remind herself of all of Zach s good points, of all the reasons why she said yes, and all she seems to be focusing on, instead, are the moments where he seems to anger too quickly, to drink too much, to go from winsome to possessive and callous without provocation Still, his story is a somewhat heartbreaking one, his family cold, distant, and cruel She doesn t want to add to his pain.The wedding day has arrived, and as they gather to prepare for the wedding, the caterers bustling about, others setting up the scene, Clare steps out for a breath of air, to get away from the frenzy, from her thoughts, to try to pinpoint what she s been trying to keep from herself When Edith Herron, an elderly woman whom Clare doesn t know, happens to walk out to where Clare is at that moment, and initiates a brief, thought provoking conversation, Clare is suddenly faced with her true feelings I know the pull of a dark, complicated man, the kind who has trouble loving anyone but you But let me tell you this the ones who look like home are home Clare knows she must cancel the wedding Less than a month later, Clare has been left an unusual gift a house Not just a house, a home in a seaside town in Delaware Not just any home, but one called The Blue Sky House When she hears this, her mind flashes back to their conversation, when Edith had said to her You re his blue sky When everything else is darkness But is her yours She can still hear her saying this.Any home that old will have stories to tell, and this one has than a few Once upon a time it was made with love for love And in another lifetime, it welcomed visitors seeking the soothing seas, and sheltered others from prying eyes So when Clare walks in the first time, sees the photographs and paintings on the wall, touches the furniture, looking around in awe and reverence at the walls, the sounds of waves lapping the shores singing in her ears, she knows this house has a story to share She knows she must untangle these stories.There is a bit of a mystery to unravel, and Clare needs something to focus on besides the cancelled wedding She begins to look for some reason that this woman whom she had never met before would feel compelled to bequeath her with such an extravagant gift Little by little she solves one piece of the puzzle at a time, each piece its own story This isn t a typical love story, but it is a story about love, in its own way, which is always a bit of a mystery Familial love, romantic love, the love and kindness of strangers, the gift of love through the gift of time and self, ag p love This , I said, cradling the photo in my palms This is it The thing you hold out for You wait a lifetime if you have to It felt like a vow, and, for a second, I wished I had a witness, but then I realized that I did The house was my witness We don t always know or recognize, or even appreciate the connections we have to others, the tender ties that bind us one to another throughout our lives and beyond I loved that so much of this story was about both the physical ties as well as the ones we create, the bonds we form through the families we create I loved that the focus was on love in all its various forms, and not just romantic love I wanted to read this ever since I read my friend Paulie s review Thank you, Paulie Paulie s review Many thanks, once again, to the Public Library system, and the many Librarians that manage, organize and keep it running, for the loan of this book flag 62 likesLike see review View all 50 comments Dec 14, 2018 DJ Sakata rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves netgallery, womens fiction, family drama, favorites Favorite Quotes Maybe it comes from having spent most of my childhood alone with my mother, who even before her breakdown and subsequent bipolar diagnosis, was all quicksilver, mutable brilliance, and so necessary to me that I kept track of her with what could only be called vigilance, half worried she d disappear in a puff of colored smoke and sparkles.She never fit All her life, she had never managed polish or tidiness, never, even as a child, been perky or pretty or cute A gangly girl, now Favorite Quotes Maybe it comes from having spent most of my childhood alone with my mother, who even before her breakdown and subsequent bipolar diagnosis, was all quicksilver, mutable brilliance, and so necessary to me that I kept track of her with what could only be called vigilance, half worried she d disappear in a puff of colored smoke and sparkles.She never fit All her life, she had never managed polish or tidiness, never, even as a child, been perky or pretty or cute A gangly girl, now she stood tall, narrow hipped, broad shouldered, leggy as a heron In an era of things staying in place, of starch and hairspray, she was loosely gathered, pieces of her forever apt to ravel, crease, fly away The world is big and life is long You never know, said my mother, giving a shrug that managed to be chic and wise and jaded and careless all at once It was the kind of shrug for which words like insouciant and urbane were created.My Review A five star rating is nowhere near enough, nor would ten Fifteen appears to be a accurate assessment, which is rare air indeed Marisa de los Santos is a stunning and mesmerizing wordsmith This beautiful and intricately crafted book had a soul, and it was lovely, heartbreaking, devastating, gorgeous, and profoundly moving The writing was exquisite and I didn t want it to end At times I couldn t seem to catch my breath or read fast enough while I also didn t want to rush, as I wanted to savor every artfully chosen and well honed word I was intrigued and enthralled with Edith s story, which could suddenly and unexpectedly spin with a poignancy that stung my eyes and put hot rocks in my throat In a word, this book was divine flag 35 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Aug 03, 2017 Ang rated it it was amazing review of another edition CAN YOU GIVE A BOOK 37 STARS Seriously, though I loved Love Walked In, I really liked Belong to Me and I loved loved loved this book so much From the first moment until the last moment, everything about it was just right Save your gripes about everything falling into place too neatly for someone else, because I like a book with a neat symmetry and a mystery relationship or two ANYWAY, I can t wait to give patrons the whole trilogy again.Thanks so much to the publisher and to NetGalley for t CAN YOU GIVE A BOOK 37 STARS Seriously, though I loved Love Walked In, I really liked Belong to Me and I loved loved loved this book so much From the first moment until the last moment, everything about it was just right Save your gripes about everything falling into place too neatly for someone else, because I like a book with a neat symmetry and a mystery relationship or two ANYWAY, I can t wait to give patrons the whole trilogy again.Thanks so much to the publisher and to NetGalley for the ARC flag 34 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Jul 25, 2017 Kristy rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves edelweiss, ebook, arc, fiction, read in 2018, william morrow, series, best of 2018 The weekend of her wedding, Clare Hobbes meets an elderly woman, Edith Herron, at the venue While they only have a few brief conversations, they provide Clare with the insight and courage she so badly needs So much that she finds the strength to call off her wedding and return home alone A few weeks later, Clare receives some sad and surprising news Edith has passed away and left Clare a seaside home in Delaware Desperately seeking a place to reevaluate her life, Clare decamps to the Blue The weekend of her wedding, Clare Hobbes meets an elderly woman, Edith Herron, at the venue While they only have a few brief conversations, they provide Clare with the insight and courage she so badly needs So much that she finds the strength to call off her wedding and return home alone A few weeks later, Clare receives some sad and surprising news Edith has passed away and left Clare a seaside home in Delaware Desperately seeking a place to reevaluate her life, Clare decamps to the Blue Sky House and there begins to learn about Edith and the remarkable life she led This includes the discovery of two ledgers one depicting a list of the guests who stayed at Edith s home when it was a beach guesthouse and another, shadow ledger, with mysterious notations With the help of her former boyfriend, now best friend Dev Tremain, Clare starts to unravel Edith s brave and fascinating past Along the way, she starts to get closer to working out about herself as well I absolutely adore Marisa de los Santos and was really excited to see she had written another book picking up on the characters first introduced in Love Walked In A Novel and Belong to Me. Both still hold a place of honor on the bookshelves of my home Still, told me it was nearly ten years since I d read those gems Considering I can forget a lot of what I ve read a few months ago, it took a little remembering and time to get back into the characters There s a lot to keep track of in the beginning Still, once I got into the groove, it was like being back with old friends Getting to know about Clare all grown up now is lovely You find yourself drawn to her immediately. Her finance, Zach, made me nervous from the start, and in many ways, the novel can be a little stressful, between Clare navigating Zach, learning about what Edith was up to, and just some of the general topics of the novel I always know a book is well written when I find myself getting nervous on the characters behalf. The book generally alternates chapters between Clare and the story of Edith, the woman she meets at her wedding venue Edith s story mainly takes place in the 1940s and 1950s, and I found myself always wishing for and of her tale, as she s a fascinating character in her own right As Clare moves into Edith s old home and starts to investigate the woman s past, we learn a little about her through Clare and Dev s sleuthing It s a very effective format, and I found the book surprisingly suspenseful, with several unexpected twists and turns thrown in along the way.Indeed, I was never really sure where this one was going It meanders a bit and kept surprising me as it did There are points where the sadness can be really hard and heartbreaking in a wow, this novel is incredibly well written and I feel as if these characters are real way All the characters fit together so well and come to life before you no surprise to anyone who has read a Marisa de los Santos novel before It s so easy to get lost in the world she creates for us At other times, I just found myself laughing, as Clare and Dev, for instance, could just be so funny and real In the end, I just wound up really loving this one. I was along for the ride wherever Clare and her gang were going to take me I loved her, I loved Edith, and now I d wait ten years for another book without any issue whatsoever It s a lovely book about connections and about the family we have and the family we make It s about love very appropriate that I finished it on Valentine s Day Thanks for revisiting these characters, Ms de los Santos I didn t know I needed them again, but I m glad you did 4 stars I I received a copy of this novel from the publisher and Edelweiss in return for a honest review thank you it is available everywhere as of 03 06 2018 Twitter Facebook Google flag 20 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Oct 23, 2018 Connie rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves contemporary fiction, delaware, fall 2018 You re his blue sky When everything else is darkness But is he yours No one should live with someone who scares her Clare Hobbes is having prenuptial jitters, trying to list the good qualities belonging to her possessive fiance A talk with an elderly woman, Edith, gives her the courage to break off her engagement.A few weeks later, Edith s lawyer tells Clare that she has inherited Edith s home Blue Sky House near a Delaware bay Through photographs and hidden ledgers, Clare learns about You re his blue sky When everything else is darkness But is he yours No one should live with someone who scares her Clare Hobbes is having prenuptial jitters, trying to list the good qualities belonging to her possessive fiance A talk with an elderly woman, Edith, gives her the courage to break off her engagement.A few weeks later, Edith s lawyer tells Clare that she has inherited Edith s home Blue Sky House near a Delaware bay Through photographs and hidden ledgers, Clare learns about the people Edith has loved and her courage in helping others Clare enlists the help of her best friend and former boyfriend Dev to find out about Edith s life Clare also discovers about herself in the process.The book alternates between chapters involving Clare in the present day, and Edith in the 1950s This is a story about relationships between family, friends, lovers, and strangers in need of help I cared about the outcomes of the characters in the book, including the ones with problems I enjoyed Marisa de los Santos writing so I m hoping to read an earlier book in the series flag 19 likesLike see review Dec 31, 2018 Amy rated it really liked it Shelves physical arcs This flips back and forth between Clare and Edith and follows two timelines, Clare in the present day and then Edith in the nineteen fifties The way the story flowed and weaves together was really beautiful and the authors writing was really gorgeous I didn t realize that this is the third book in a series and I think I probably would ve been invested in some if the characters if I had read the previous books, but I still enjoyed this one.There is a mysterious aspect to this but I would d This flips back and forth between Clare and Edith and follows two timelines, Clare in the present day and then Edith in the nineteen fifties The way the story flowed and weaves together was really beautiful and the authors writing was really gorgeous I didn t realize that this is the third book in a series and I think I probably would ve been invested in some if the characters if I had read the previous books, but I still enjoyed this one.There is a mysterious aspect to this but I would definitely say it fits best in a Women s Fiction category or even contemporary romance There was a lot of emotion infused into the one and a poignant depth that makes it standout from cutesy Chick Lit novels I m really impressed with the authors writing style and would definitely read something else by her in the future I ll Be Your Blue Sky in three words Poignant, Emotional and Beautiful flag 16 likesLike see review Jul 30, 2018 Sue Dix rated it it was amazing review of another edition This book is sublime I couldn t put it down I loved it from the very first word to the very last word There is laughter, tears, fears, doubts, mystery, danger, love, family, history, romance It s got it all, and then some This is the best book I ve read all summer Read this book You will fall in love flag 14 likesLike see review Sep 06, 2018 Linda rated it liked it review of another edition A dear friend sent this book for me to enjoy and it WAS an enjoyable read I expected from the title that I would be reading a romance but I found there was a larger story to be told.I was lead down a path full of twists and turns , exposed to some history that I was not aware of, given the opportunity to read some beautiful sentences and a chance to use my detective skills I am always grateful to be able to learn something new and this reading left me with the desire to dig deeper into histor A dear friend sent this book for me to enjoy and it WAS an enjoyable read I expected from the title that I would be reading a romance but I found there was a larger story to be told.I was lead down a path full of twists and turns , exposed to some history that I was not aware of, given the opportunity to read some beautiful sentences and a chance to use my detective skills I am always grateful to be able to learn something new and this reading left me with the desire to dig deeper into history one of those little unexpected gifts that a book can leave us flag 13 likesLike see review View all 11 comments May 28, 2018 Alisa rated it liked it review of another edition One of those dual narrative novels that alternates between the 1950s and current day I enjoyed the story line of Edith much than modern day Clare The dialogue between Clare and the other major characters, including her best friend soulmate Dev, just felt far too precious, even twee Real people aren t so glib and forcibly clever And the series of coincidences that help solve the mystery of how Edith and Clare are linked together felt extremely contrived But overall it is an enjoyabl One of those dual narrative novels that alternates between the 1950s and current day I enjoyed the story line of Edith much than modern day Clare The dialogue between Clare and the other major characters, including her best friend soulmate Dev, just felt far too precious, even twee Real people aren t so glib and forcibly clever And the series of coincidences that help solve the mystery of how Edith and Clare are linked together felt extremely contrived But overall it is an enjoyable story with some very touching passages flag 13 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 19, 2018 Catherine McKenzie rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2018 favorites I was lucky enough to get an early copy of this book I love how Marisa keeps coming back to this set of characters it s like visiting with family you like There s an added element in this book an historical story which adds a new dimension If you re a fan of Love Walked In and the other books in this series or good books in general you will enjoy this flag 13 likesLike see review View 1 comment Apr 27, 2018 Andrea rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves fiction Rounding up to 4 Slightly slow to warm up, but overall, fantastic Rounding up to 4 Slightly slow to warm up, but overall, fantastic flag 13 likesLike see review View 1 comment Aug 23, 2018 Amy rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves fiction, photography A standard 3.5 I enjoyed it, but its not a not to be missed.In all fairness, I must say that I read Love Walked In and You Belong To Me, years ago I think at the time, I didn t even know they were connected So to revisit these characters was not the nostalgia honeymoon others might have experienced Reading the amount that I do, many things are long forgotten, except that I remember loving both books, and I have the vague memory of Claire and Cornelia, and a Cancer loss Its a plug for gettin A standard 3.5 I enjoyed it, but its not a not to be missed.In all fairness, I must say that I read Love Walked In and You Belong To Me, years ago I think at the time, I didn t even know they were connected So to revisit these characters was not the nostalgia honeymoon others might have experienced Reading the amount that I do, many things are long forgotten, except that I remember loving both books, and I have the vague memory of Claire and Cornelia, and a Cancer loss Its a plug for getting through trilogies with quicker speed than I have done in the past.But onto this one Dual perspective at different times about 50 years apart Both storylines contain a love story, and lots of conflict and difficult choices At least in the older timeline The characters were likable enough, but not to stick for forever Everything unfolded as pretty much expected, though the book didn t really take off until page 135 or so Almost halfway there There is a twist at the end that I didn t see coming By that time I was just enjoying the ride Now onto Love and Ruin, by Paula Maclain flag 11 likesLike see review Sep 11, 2017 Julie rated it it was amazing review of another edition Charming and big hearted and masterfully written Another perfect read from Marisa de los Santos, who somehow hits it out of the park with each and every book flag 10 likesLike see review Oct 16, 2018 Bianca rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves audiobook, contemporary, female author, general fiction, multiple povs, us author, 2018 I ll Be Your Blue Sky was utterly charming, engaging and very touching, at times.The novel goes back and forth between Edith Herron and Clare Hobbs There s a chance encounter between the two when Clare was having doubts whether to marry Zac, her fiance of only one year Edith s advice is heard by Clare who realises that she couldn t marry a man she was fearing.Not long after that encounter, Clare finds out that Edith s passed away and that she left her a house in a beach town in Delaware it s I ll Be Your Blue Sky was utterly charming, engaging and very touching, at times.The novel goes back and forth between Edith Herron and Clare Hobbs There s a chance encounter between the two when Clare was having doubts whether to marry Zac, her fiance of only one year Edith s advice is heard by Clare who realises that she couldn t marry a man she was fearing.Not long after that encounter, Clare finds out that Edith s passed away and that she left her a house in a beach town in Delaware it s the house Edith s husband bought for the two of them in the 1950 s It was a beautiful, much loved place, filled with the photos of the two of them Clare is instantly taken with the place And when she one day discovers some old ledgers for boarders and one that was cryptic, she calls Dev, her ex boyfriend and best friend The two of them embark on a quest to discover about Edith and the cryptic ledger It s a highly emotional trip back to the 1950s and later.I found this novel utterly gripping, so much so, I finished it in less than two days Marisa de los Santos writing is beautifully vivid, with descriptions out of this world I m on the waiting list for another audiobook by de los Santos and I can t wait to see if I can add her name to my list of favourite writers flag 8 likesLike see review Mar 17, 2018 Nicole R rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves ner, 2018, 2018 pick a year challenge, audiobook, contemporary fiction, mystery, family, domestic violence, marriage, multigenerational 4 stars because I just couldn t overlook a few points but a great big huge I adore Marisa de los Santos Ever since I read and fell in love with Love Walked In, I have eagerly awaited each of her subsequent books I ll Be Your Blue Sky may be my favorite so far.Claire Hobbs is getting married tomorrow She is surrounded by her family and friends She is the center of her fiancee s attention She is having second thoughts She finds solace in a complete stranger, and old woman, Edith, who she st 4 stars because I just couldn t overlook a few points but a great big huge I adore Marisa de los Santos Ever since I read and fell in love with Love Walked In, I have eagerly awaited each of her subsequent books I ll Be Your Blue Sky may be my favorite so far.Claire Hobbs is getting married tomorrow She is surrounded by her family and friends She is the center of her fiancee s attention She is having second thoughts She finds solace in a complete stranger, and old woman, Edith, who she stumbles upon in the garden and it seems like Claire has known her forever Claire bolts, then learns that the old woman has died and left Claire a house by the ocean, Blue Sky House Claire retreats there to get her life back in order and stumbled upon a mystery that she vows to solve along with her best friend Dev.First and foremost, I love the characters I loved seeing some of the same characters as Love Walked In and You Belong to Me, but now about 10 years later I really liked Claire for the most part , and the parts about Edith s past were gems I also adore de los Santos s writing She has a gift, that is for sure It is so easy to fall in to and she paints such vivid pictures without being overly flowery And there is no way I wasn t going to love the story A multi generational mystery The story of Claire and Dev s gumshoe sleuthing interspersed with chapters about Edith s past Throw in a truly compelling premise to the mystery that I need to research, but I truly hope was based on fact Oh, and maybe add in a big, sprawling, supportive family and a potential romance and that all adds up to a win in my book.So, what didn t I like Claire s decision about her marriage Not so much her decision to call it off, but her decision to say yes in the first place Yes, I realize that there are so many women in her situation, who marry people who are not right for them, who may have flashes of violence, because they want to help that person, they think they are the only one who can I don t personally connect to that view point In fact, while I can have sympathy though it is a struggle for me , it infuriates me Claire was an idiot.The mystery storyline got bogged down a bit at the end with so many twists and so many people and so many dual identities You know it is bad when you need a character to say, Wait, I am confused Can someone explain this to me slowly as a plot to explain it to the reader And finally, there were a LOT of far fetched assumptions and guesses, a lot of insane coincidences, and it took a final shocking plot twist in the last chapter to make the pieces all fit It wasn t high on my list of irritations, I just rolled with it because I loved the journey so much, but all added up together it is like a nagging itch that I just can t get over But, even those few negative aspects cannot bring this book down too much I still loved it, I still compulsively listened to it, I still will be eagerly awaiting what de los Santos comes out with next flag 8 likesLike see review View 1 comment Apr 18, 2018 Sophie rated it it was ok review of another edition I liked the Edith part of the story, but Clare gave me the shits Absolutely spineless, boring, and trite The story was completely predictable and so neatly packaged up at the end Unengaging flag 8 likesLike see review Aug 27, 2018 Kate Olson rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves adult reads, audiobooks Enjoyed the audio version but I definitely think I would have enjoyed the whole story if I could remember ANYTHING from the first two books which I read so very long ago From other reviews, I know that was a major factor for other readers as well flag 8 likesLike see review View 1 comment May 29, 2018 Sue Em rated it it was amazing review of another edition Why did Edith bequeath a house to the bride who called off her wedding After a brief conversation with Edith on her planned wedding day, Clare gets the courage to do what s in her heart The book alternates between the stories of the two women You really will enjoy getting to know them and how the tentacles of the past resonate in the present flag 7 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jun 15, 2018 Kacy Robinson rated it it was amazing review of another edition Loved this sweet novel I went into this book expecting a simple romance, but it was so much Love, mystery, powerful female characters, timely topics Also, it is completely unnecessary to have read any of the her previous novels before jumping into this one They have similar characters but the story line stands alone Loved this sweet novel I went into this book expecting a simple romance, but it was so much Love, mystery, powerful female characters, timely topics Also, it is completely unnecessary to have read any of the her previous novels before jumping into this one They have similar characters but the story line stands alone flag 7 likesLike see review View 2 comments Aug 08, 2017 Kristen ODaly rated it it was amazing review of another edition Marisa de los Santos books are just magical Her writing never fails to enchant me like few other authors And the tales this author can weave Amazing Thank you for this story and the galley flag 7 likesLike see review Jul 30, 2017 Alissa rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2017 Super satisfying to see Clare as an adult Enjoyed flag 7 likesLike see review View 2 comments Aug 14, 2018 Sarah rated it really liked it review of another edition This was a charming, quick read with serious substance which gets extra points for making me fall in love with the characters although I suspect I d have loved it even if they d been further developed perhaps one of the downsides to not having read the first two books in the series flag 7 likesLike see review Apr 30, 2018 Marleen rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves favorites It might sound very odd saying this, but wish Marisa de los Santos was way older and had a body of work a mile long, so that I could devour many of her books and be blissfully busy for a very, very long time Her writing is so vividly descriptive and surprisingly insightful, that it makes her stand out without a doubt I ve read almost all her books and also those co written with her husband, David Teague, and each time, the reading experience is like an enchantment Admittedly, her precise It might sound very odd saying this, but wish Marisa de los Santos was way older and had a body of work a mile long, so that I could devour many of her books and be blissfully busy for a very, very long time Her writing is so vividly descriptive and surprisingly insightful, that it makes her stand out without a doubt I ve read almost all her books and also those co written with her husband, David Teague, and each time, the reading experience is like an enchantment Admittedly, her precise choice of narrative is a bit intricate and complex than your average read, but that s what makes her books so memorable The imagery it evokes might take some getting used to, but it speaks to the soul and shakes things loose, for sure.In I ll Be Your Blue Sky, we are reacquainted with Clare and Dev, who were teenagers last time they were featured in You Belong To Me The once teenage friends forever Clare and Dev are in their early twenties and Clare is about to marry Zach, when she meets Edith, an elderly lady, who happens to stay at the wedding resort and helps her come to the conclusion that Zach is not the right man for Clare A few weeks after the nonwedding, Clare is informed that she has inherited Edith s house in Antioch Beach, DE As it turns out, Blue Sky House, is just the right place for Clare to gather herself She also discovers that Edith had a hidden past, one that Clare can t withstand to unravel and bring to the light The story alters between two time lines one in the early 1950 telling Edith s story where she was a cog in a wheel helping abused women getting away from their abuser clandestinely, and the other one in the present, following Clare in her quest to piece together Edith s past, and ultimately maybe learn something about herself.As always outstanding, and learning about the existence of this secret network in the 50 ies, which was the only way for women and children to be saved from domestic abuse, was informative and revealing flag 6 likesLike see review Feb 18, 2018 Kathryn rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2018, 5 stars, adult fiction, contemporary fiction, series books 4.5 stars Ah what a perfectly satisfying emotional read I ll be Your Blue Sky is the third book in Marisa de los Santos Love Walked In books I ve become invested in the characters in these books and especially loved Clare and Dev Yet this book starts off from the viewpoint of Edith, and that was good, because very quickly I was invested in her story too And what an amazing story it is.Edith and Clare meet on the eve of Clare s wedding to Zach, and Edith listens and shares wisdom with Cl 4.5 stars Ah what a perfectly satisfying emotional read I ll be Your Blue Sky is the third book in Marisa de los Santos Love Walked In books I ve become invested in the characters in these books and especially loved Clare and Dev Yet this book starts off from the viewpoint of Edith, and that was good, because very quickly I was invested in her story too And what an amazing story it is.Edith and Clare meet on the eve of Clare s wedding to Zach, and Edith listens and shares wisdom with Clare Meanwhile I am thinking how on earth did Clare link up with Zach And what happened to Dev Come on, those two are made for each other And then Clare tells the story of how that happened, and I think how could she Well Clare comes to the same conclusion and later on learning that Edith, on her death, has left her a house, she goes there and follows some clues found there to reveal to her about Edith and her life What follows is a whole journey that reveals Edith s courageous and loving life, and the risks she took Clare in following up on the clues and meeting up with the people who can give her answers finds her own safe place, her own blue sky, her own self.This is a love story, a real love story, not a romance It tells of love and heartbreak, of rightness and wrongness It is beautifully written, the journey and clues crafted down to the smallest details It takes us back to the 1950 s when things were a little harsher socially, society still was not ready to help battered women, but there were people who were willing to help at a cost to themselves.This was a very satisfying read, yes you could easily read it as a stand alone, however I d highly recommend you read in order Love Walked In, Belong to Me and then I ll Be Your Blue Sky flag 6 likesLike see review Dec 24, 2017 Maureen Timerman rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2017 A story that just when you think you know all the answers, better guess again, or maybe your right.We walk in two women s shoes here, and span from the 1950 s to the present and back and forth Through the author we really get to know Edith and Claire and the beautiful Blue Sky House, and we are left with putting the facts together.Love how the author melds these two strong women s lives together and our journey to help the less fortunate, and in the end, find happiness themselves I was actuall A story that just when you think you know all the answers, better guess again, or maybe your right.We walk in two women s shoes here, and span from the 1950 s to the present and back and forth Through the author we really get to know Edith and Claire and the beautiful Blue Sky House, and we are left with putting the facts together.Love how the author melds these two strong women s lives together and our journey to help the less fortunate, and in the end, find happiness themselves I was actually afraid that Zack would do something to Claire, and I was rooting for Dev, and hope that our girl will keep her senses and really love what Edith does for her.I found this to be a really quick page turner of a read, and will read by this author.I received this book through Edelweiss and the Published William Marrow, and was not required to give a positive review flag 6 likesLike see review Jun 29, 2018 Linda rated it it was amazing review of another edition Recommends it for Mary Sweet EVERYBODY Shelves 2018, audio, fiction, ohio e book project Yes, I would read this again in a heartbeat, or the blink of an eye, orIt was the title that grabbed me When I saw it, I had to have it.This is a story that toggles time Clare breaks up with Zach, her fianc , on her wedding day, after meeting Edith, an elderly woman who remarks that Clare has not found her blue sky A few weeks later Edith dies and leaves her house the Blue Sky house to Clare.Clare and her childhood friend, Dev, investigate the history of Edith and the Blue Sky to som Yes, I would read this again in a heartbeat, or the blink of an eye, orIt was the title that grabbed me When I saw it, I had to have it.This is a story that toggles time Clare breaks up with Zach, her fianc , on her wedding day, after meeting Edith, an elderly woman who remarks that Clare has not found her blue sky A few weeks later Edith dies and leaves her house the Blue Sky house to Clare.Clare and her childhood friend, Dev, investigate the history of Edith and the Blue Sky to some very, very surprising results.Everything is related and de los Santos does a marvelous job of presenting this heartwarming story.Now, I m going to look up this authors previous works flag 6 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Mar 28, 2018 CLM rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 21st century, fiction, friendship, united states 4 1 2 stars My review here love this author but need to go back to read her first two books because the family relationships were beginning to confuse me flag 6 likesLike see review View 1 comment Aug 30, 2018 Charlsa rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves mmd summer reading challenge 2018, modern mrs darcy bookclub 2018 I read Love Walked In and Belong To Me in preparation for reading this book as the three books contain the same characters This book is far and away the best of the three books The story in this book is completely different from the first two books and what I would have expected The author outdid herself in this book In terms ofboth writing and story If you were only going to read one of the three books in the series, this is probably the one that I would recommend flag 5 likesLike see review Jul 24, 2017 Tracy rated it it was amazing review of another edition Another amazing title from Marisa de los Santos I could swim in this writing, just wanting to be surrounded by it More to come when I can go into detail flag 5 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Play Book Tag Ill be your blue sky Marissa de los Santos, 3.5 7 20 Aug 25, 2018 04 39AM Novels Latte Bo March Book Selection 1 1 May 02, 2018 03 33PM 52 weeks, 52 books Week 2018.10 Ill Be Your Blue Sky 3 34 Mar 16, 2018 01 12PM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed Marisa has also co authored, with her husband David Teague, two novels for middle grade readers SAVING LUCAS BIGGS and CONNECT THE STARS.Marisa and David live in Wilmingto Marisa de los Santos is the New York Times bestselling author of LOVE WALKED IN, BELONG TO ME, FALLING TOGETHER, THE PRECIOUS ONE, and her newest novel, which continues with characters from the first two, I LL BE YOUR BLUE SKY Marisa has also co authored, with her husband David Teague, two novels for middle grade readers SAVING LUCAS BIGGS and CONNECT THE STARS.Marisa and David live in Wilmington, Delaware with their two children, Charles and Annabel, and their Yorkies, Finny and Huxley Marisa is currently at work on her sixth novel for adults, I D GIVE ANYTHING Other books in the series Love 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    Edwin McCain I ll Be Lyrics AZLyrics The strands in your eyes that color them wonderful Stop me and steal my breath And emeralds from mountains thrust towards the sky Never revealing their depth And tell me that we belong together, Dress it up with the trappings of love I ll be captivated, I ll hang from your lips, Instead of the gallows of heartache that hang from above. MV Girl s Day _ I ll be yours YouTube Mar , MV Girl s Day _ I ll be yours English subtitles are now available D Please click on CC button or activate Interactive Transcript function i ll be your huckleberry This I ll Be Your Huckleberry T Shirt is the perfect gift idea for I ll Be Your Huckleberry Tombstone T Shirt by Tombstone T Shirts . FREE Shipping on eligible orders Product Features I m your huckelberry huckleberry doc holiday wyatt earl oz I ll Be Your Huckleberry Flask L. I ll Be Your Girl I ll Be Your Girl is the eighth studio album by the American indie rock band The Decemberists, released on March , on Capitol and Rough Trade Produced by John Congleton, the band experimented with new instrumentation during the album s recording sessions, including several synth based compositions inspired by New Order and Depeche Mode The album was preceded by the singles, I ll Be Yours Feb , I ll Be Yours may not be one of Deanna Durbin s best movies, but it really is not a bad movie The other actors in this movie are great, especially William Bendix, Adolphe Menjou, Walter Catlett and even Tom Drake. I ll Be Your Mirror Essays and Aphorisms David Lazar I ll Be Your Mirror Essays and Aphorisms David Lazar on FREE shipping on qualifying offers In his third book of essays, David Lazar blends personal meditations on sex and death with considerations of popular music and coping with anxiety through singing I ll Be Your Blue Sky by Marisa de los Santos I ll be Your Blue Sky is the third book in Marisa de los Santos Love Walked In books I ve become invested in the characters in these books and especially loved Clare and Dev Yet this book starts off from the viewpoint of Edith, and that was good, because very quickly I was invested in her story too. I ll Be Your Tour Guide Monologue Blogger I ll Be Your Tour Guide January , January , Joseph Arnone Woman Man Scripted Scenes in Comedy Genre , Another Crazy Day At The Office Comedy Script , Contemporary Comedic Scripted Scenes for Actors , I ll Be Your Tour Guide Comedic Script , I ll Be Your Tour Guide Funny Script for Two People , Work Related Comedic Scripts Edwin McCain I ll Be Lyrics MetroLyrics I ll be captivated, I ll hang from your lips Instead of the gallows of heartache that hang from above And I ll be your cryin shoulder I ll be love s suicide And I ll be better when I m older I ll be the greatest fan of your life And I dropped out, I burned up I fought my way back from the dead Tuned in, turned on Remembered the thing that

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        Marisa de los Santos is the New York Times bestselling author of LOVE WALKED IN, BELONG TO ME, FALLING TOGETHER, THE PRECIOUS ONE, and her newest novel, which continues with characters from the first two, I LL BE YOUR BLUE SKY Marisa has also co authored, with her husband David Teague, two novels for middle grade readers SAVING LUCAS BIGGS and CONNECT THE STARS.Marisa and David live in Wilmingto Marisa de los Santos is the New York Times bestselling author of LOVE WALKED IN, BELONG TO ME, FALLING TOGETHER, THE PRECIOUS ONE, and her newest novel, which continues with characters from the first two, I LL BE YOUR BLUE SKY Marisa has also co authored, with her husband David Teague, two novels for middle grade readers SAVING LUCAS BIGGS and CONNECT THE STARS.Marisa and David live in Wilmington, Delaware with their two children, Charles and Annabel, and their Yorkies, Finny and Huxley Marisa is currently at work on her sixth novel for adults, I D GIVE ANYTHING


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    1. Sometimes an irregular piece of sea glass tells quite the story Smooth variations in color, light edges, unexpected density, but always a thing of beauty if held in the grit of sand long enough Transformation in the shifting of time Clare Hobbes feels the grit of that sand pressing against her heart It s the morning of her wedding She s taken the usual steps preparing for her vows at the rehearsal the day before But the words somehow fail to rise to her lips She squeezes her eyes shut tig Someti [...]


    2. Something in your eyesMakes me want to lose myselfMakes me want to lose myselfIn your armsThere s something in your voiceMakes my heart beat fastHope this feeling lastsThe rest of my life If you knew how lonely my life has beenAnd how long I ve been so aloneIf you knew how I wanted someone to come alongAnd change my life the way you ve done It feels like home to meIt feels like home to meIt feels like I m all the way back whereI come fromIt feels like home to meIt feels like home to meFeels [...]


    3. Favorite Quotes Maybe it comes from having spent most of my childhood alone with my mother, who even before her breakdown and subsequent bipolar diagnosis, was all quicksilver, mutable brilliance, and so necessary to me that I kept track of her with what could only be called vigilance, half worried she d disappear in a puff of colored smoke and sparkles.She never fit All her life, she had never managed polish or tidiness, never, even as a child, been perky or pretty or cute A gangly girl, now Fa [...]


    4. CAN YOU GIVE A BOOK 37 STARS Seriously, though I loved Love Walked In, I really liked Belong to Me and I loved loved loved this book so much From the first moment until the last moment, everything about it was just right Save your gripes about everything falling into place too neatly for someone else, because I like a book with a neat symmetry and a mystery relationship or two ANYWAY, I can t wait to give patrons the whole trilogy again.Thanks so much to the publisher and to NetGalley for t CAN [...]


    5. The weekend of her wedding, Clare Hobbes meets an elderly woman, Edith Herron, at the venue While they only have a few brief conversations, they provide Clare with the insight and courage she so badly needs So much that she finds the strength to call off her wedding and return home alone A few weeks later, Clare receives some sad and surprising news Edith has passed away and left Clare a seaside home in Delaware Desperately seeking a place to reevaluate her life, Clare decamps to the Blue The we [...]


    6. You re his blue sky When everything else is darkness But is he yours No one should live with someone who scares her Clare Hobbes is having prenuptial jitters, trying to list the good qualities belonging to her possessive fiance A talk with an elderly woman, Edith, gives her the courage to break off her engagement.A few weeks later, Edith s lawyer tells Clare that she has inherited Edith s home Blue Sky House near a Delaware bay Through photographs and hidden ledgers, Clare learns about You re hi [...]


    7. This flips back and forth between Clare and Edith and follows two timelines, Clare in the present day and then Edith in the nineteen fifties The way the story flowed and weaves together was really beautiful and the authors writing was really gorgeous I didn t realize that this is the third book in a series and I think I probably would ve been invested in some if the characters if I had read the previous books, but I still enjoyed this one.There is a mysterious aspect to this but I would d This [...]


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