Great and Precious things by Rebecca Yarros

Great and Precious things by Rebecca YarrosGreat and Precious Things / De Kleur Van Colorado By/Door Rebecca Yarros
Uitgever/Publisher Entangled: Amara Op/On 25 February 2020
ISBN: 1640638164
Genres: Romance
Pagina's/Pages: 400
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How do you define yourself when others have already decided who you are?
Six years ago, when Camden Daniels came back from war without his younger brother, no one in the small town of Alba, Colorado, would forgive him—especially his father. He left, swearing never to return.
But a desperate message from his father brings it all back. The betrayal. The pain. And the need to go home again. But home is where the one person he still loves is waiting. Willow. The one woman he can never have. Because there are secrets buried in Alba that are best left in the dark.
If only he could tell his heart to stay locked away when she whispers she’s always loved him, and always will…
Great and Precious Things is a heart-wrenching story about family, betrayal, and ultimately how far we're willing to go on behalf of those who need us most.

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Camden Daniels, de hoofdpersoon in De kleur van Colorado van Rebecca Yarros, zou zijn verleden het liefst achter zich laten. Zes jaar geleden keerde hij terug van het slagveld zonder zijn jongere broer. Niemand in zijn thuisstad Alba in de Amerikaanse staat Colorado kon hem dat vergeven, vooral zijn vader niet. Dus vertrok Camden – voorgoed. Of dat dacht hij tenminste. Want als zijn vader begint te dementeren, heeft hij geen keus. Hij gaat terug naar huis. Terug naar het verraad, terug naar de pijn én terug naar Willow, de vrouw die hij nooit heeft kunnen vergeten.

De kleur van Colorado is een aangrijpend verhaal over oorlog, alzheimer, maar boven alles liefde. Rebecca Yarros schreef eerder de succesvolle Flight & Glory- en Renegades-series, en de standalone De laatste brief.

Waarschuwing: dit boek bevat seks, drugs/alcohol of geweld.
Warning: this book contains sex, drugs/alcohol or violence

Today Great and Precious Things will be published in Dutch. So for me this was the perfect day to post my review.

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Style

Rebecca Yarros has a visual writing style. You get completely swept up in her stories and the emotions run high. From laughing, to crying to fill it in yourself. She always leaves you raw and with a huge bookhangover.

I really like the original cover. The mountains, the shoes, the tags. It tells you at the same time a whole lot and yet again you know nothing. I love that.

Great and Precious Things

This book … Great and Precious Things. For me, this is the best book I’ve read in 2020 so far. The emotions so raw and the descriptions … wow.

I don’t really want to say too much because I’m so afraid of ruining it for you. It’s therefore very difficult to write this review. The story gave me so many feelings and I was torn apart by Cam. He really took in a huge space in my heart.

I really liked The Last Letter by Rebecca and I had so many things that were dear to me that I didn’t think she could surpass that book. And then I read this and she broke me, but at the same time also made me whole. Do you still get it?

Me neither. This story is one of a lot of loss. A lot of pain. But also one where you really see so much power. Willow is so strong and wow do I respect her. She really is someone who goes on and on despite everything she goes through.
And then that twist at the end … wow … I really saw it coming so late. Really just in right before it happened. And it was so well done and so logical actually. You felt pity and hatred at the same time. This story is just …

I have no words… you just need to read it.

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Conclusion

Best book of 2020 for sure.

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