Reviews ~~ The Color of Us by Jessica Park
The Color of Us by Jessica Park
Louisa’s 4 Blush Audible Review
It’s been a while since I have read (well listened) to a Jessica Park book and I am so glad I returned with this book.
Jessica gives life to her characters through her writing and Callie is a character that needed to be written. She’s lived a life in California after the tragic death of her father, but has returned to her hometown and is reborn. The friends she had as a child and some new friends, bring her back to life in a way she never imagined.
I loved watching Callie change into a beautiful woman, more inspired, more confident than she had ever been.
Seeing her remodel her childhood home was a delight and inspired me to want to change a few things around my own house!
The connection between her and Danny is epic, but every character within this book brought something to the table (the brunch table, every Sunday). Wake, Vermont sounds like a delightful place to live and fall in love thanks to Jessica Park’s beautiful writing.
The enjoyed the narration, my only dislike was the narrator’s accents with a few of the characters but it did not take anything away from the audible or story at all!
Christina’s 4 Blush Review
Callie Evans isn’t exactly living her best life in Los Angeles. She dropped out of college, has been repeatedly fired, and is now literally watching paint dry at a hardware store for a living. This isn’t the depressing existence she had planned for her early twenties, but here she is.
Although she’s faced a shattering trauma, she’s learning that avoiding grief has owned her for far too long. A change of scenery might be what she needs to regroup and move forward.
Callie takes a few months away from her California chaos to handle renovations on her family’s old house in small-town Vermont. This temporary escape could be just the thing to ease the pain that crushed her past and continues to impact her present. And maybe, just maybe, she’ll get a chance to reconnect with a certain boy from her childhood, whom she’s now aching to see again.
When Callie rolls back into her hometown, she finds that her preteen crush, Danny, has turned into a wildly hot twenty-something. The things that haven’t changed are his humor and kindness. But Danny’s hidden demons might possibly be even more painful than her own.
As Callie spends the summer falling in love with cooking, home repairs, and hosting brunches for her quirky neighbors, she also fights falling in actual love with Danny. After all, she knows from experience that love is never guaranteed to last.
Only the summer will tell.