Release Date: June 9, 2020
Barb and John Frost have been married for fifty years and live in a small Connecticut town. During their marriage, they raised two daughters, Juliet and Sadie, who are now adults. Barb has been contemplating divorce for some years now and is going to move forward with her plans. Their marriage has been stale for many years while she kept herself busy as the town selectman. Her plans are put on hold when John suffers a massive stroke.
Their youngest daughter, Sadie, is single and teaches art in New York City. She always had a close connection with her father and decides to help care for him when he returns home from the hospital. Juliet Frost remained near her childhood home after college and always seemed to gravitate to her mother for support. She is a successful architect with two children and a doting husband. These two sisters have never gotten along and diverged into different lifestyles. All three women are now forced into close proximity and each must work through their issues.
Always The Last To Know by Kristan Higgins is the second book that I have read by this author. This story depicts the complex relationships among family members during a crisis. It includes sibling rivalry, emotional outbursts, sadness, regret, and the powerful bonds of love. This book will touch your heart while validating the family dynamics that exist for us all.