Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Fable of Us by Nicole Williams *Verna's Review*

Her heart can’t be destroyed by the same person twice. At least that’s what Clara Abbot finds herself hoping when she runs into Boone Cavanaugh less than an hour after returning to Charleston.

As kids, Clara and Boone had been each other’s firsts, and no one or nothing could stand in the way of their forever. But all kids have to grow up sometime. The troubled son of the town drunk winding up with the firstborn daughter of the local royalty was a happy ending even the most imaginative of fairy tales couldn’t make believable.

Their fable came to an end as most do: tragically. Boone might have done the leaving, but it was Clara who got away and made a new life for herself in California. But after seven years of dodging her hometown, she’s only back in Charleston for seven days to celebrate her sister’s wedding. She won’t let her overbearing family or her run-in with Boone rattle her—though rattling her is obviously Boone’s primary objective.

Boone is her past and her past is behind her, a mere speck in the rearview. So why does she feel it coming back every time she looks at him? Why does she see it every time he looks back?

Just when Clara’s life can’t possibly get more complicated, the ground shifts, and she discovers just how far her family was willing to go to keep the wrong boy out of her life. Was it really Boone who left her? Or was it Clara who left him?

The truth will be hard to face. Especially when she discovers most of her life has been built on lies.


The Fable of Us by Nicole Williams is without a doubt my favorite read of 2016. It will become an instant favorite for everyone who reads it. The story is gripping and leaves the reader whole. It’s a feel good and heartfelt story that one can’t help but love.

It’s a true magical journey that’s filled with lots of love, loss, healing, forgiveness, and new beginnings. The emotional roller coaster that I endured through this book was one heck of a ride. It’s one that everyone should experience for themselves. I just can’t put into words how absolutely perfect this story was, there’s no word or words that can truly do it justice. Nicole Williams has definitely hit this one out of the park.

Clara and Boone are just fascinating. I loved both of them to pieces. Their love was definitely a force to be reckoned with. No amount of time or distance could change the bond and pull they had to one another. It’s the kind of love that’s been written in the stars; yes it’s that kind of love. A true once in a lifetime kind of love that they have to fight for and find again. I absolutely loved and adored all of their fun banters and them reliving their past, it helped them to discover the truth and decide together what their future would be. Boone well you are going to fall madly in love with him, I did. He’s my new favorite book boyfriend; yep he’s going up there. He’s just so humble, caring, big hearted, and will blow you away with how rare he is. He’s beyond perfection.

Even hours after reading I am still left with this kind of peace, the book just gave me so many emotions and I was left smiling, my stomach full of butterflies, and my heart full. I couldn’t put it down and will never forget it. Such a beautiful story. So if you love a book that leaves you thinking about it hours or even days later this is the book for you. I highly recommend this one.

I give The Fable of Us by Nicole Williams 5 out of 5 MAGICAL Stars!!


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