The Imperfects by Amy Meyerson
From the bestselling author of The Bookshop of Yesterdays comes a captivating new novel about a priceless inheritance that leads one family on a life-altering pursuit of the truth.
The Millers are far from perfect. Estranged siblings Beck, Ashley, and Jake find themselves under one roof for the first time in years, forced to confront old resentments and betrayals, when their mysterious, eccentric matriarch, Helen, passes away. But their lives are about to change when they find a secret inheritance hidden among her possessions—the Florentine Diamond, a 137-carat yellow gemstone that went missing from the Austrian Empire a century ago.
Desperate to learn how one of the world’s most elusive diamonds ended up in Helen’s bedroom, they begin investigating her past only to realize how little they know about their brave, resilient grandmother. As the Millers race to determine whether they are the rightful heirs to the diamond and the fortune it promises, they uncover a past more tragic and powerful than they ever could have imagined, forever changing their connection to their heritage and each other.
Inspired by the true story of the real, still-missing Florentine Diamond, The Imperfects illuminates the sacrifices we make for family and how sometimes discovering the truth of the past is the only way to better the future.
May 5th, 2020
Fiction/Family Life Fiction
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This book was just what I needed to hold my attention right now. The Imperfects was equal parts family drama and historical fiction, which was a pleasant surprise to me. When a distressed family comes across an unexpected gem in their inheritance, they are led down a path of discovery, exposed secrets, and necessary growth.
The characters were well developed and I loved seeing how they brought their own perception to the unfolding story. I especially loved the ending of this book…while it was a little predictable, it ended in a very satisfying way.
Thank you to Harlequin, Park Row, and NetGalley for an advanced copy.
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