Monday, May 29, 2017

Review: June by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

Title: June

Series: Stand-Alone

Author: Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

Genre: Adult, Romance and Fiction Literature

Publication Date: May 31st 2016 by Crown

Format: Paperback

Source:  I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review.


From the New York Times bestselling author of Bittersweet comes a novel of suspense and passion about a terrible mistake made sixty years ago that threatens to change a modern family forever. 

Twenty-five-year-old Cassie Danvers is holed up in her family’s crumbling mansion in rural St. Jude, Ohio, mourning the loss of the woman who raised her—her grandmother, June. But a knock on the door forces her out of isolation. Cassie has been named the sole heir to legendary matinee idol Jack Montgomery's vast fortune. How did Jack Montgomery know her name? Could he have crossed paths with her grandmother all those years ago? What other shocking secrets could June’s once-stately mansion hold?

Soon Jack’s famous daughters come knocking, determined to wrestle Cassie away from the inheritance they feel is their due. Together, they all come to discover the true reasons for June’s silence about that long-ago summer, when Hollywood came to town, and June and Jack’s lives were forever altered by murder, blackmail, and betrayal.

As this page-turner shifts deftly between the past and present, Cassie and her guests will be forced to reexamine their legacies, their definition of family, and what it truly means to love someone, steadfastly, across the ages.

Ohh what an fantastic and amazing book June was for me it was so full of Hollywood juicy gossips, secrets, mystery, blackmail, revenge and so much more. I tell you when I first read the synopsis of June it caught my attention and I was really close not picking this book up, but what can I say the synopsis really intrigued me so. Plus I don't read fiction literature and this was actually my very first adult fiction literature that I read, that caught me by surprise how much I love it. It safely to say I am so glad and happy that I pick this new to me book and author that I want too read more adult fiction literature and this author in the near future. Now I don't want to go into any details about this book without spoiling it for anybody, because I believe you all should read this book for yourself so you can judge the book yourself. You see I absolutely love this book but it might be not your type of book. But if you love adult fiction literature I say give it a shot! Now I will say June did start at the beginning chapters a bit slow for me, because of the many information and description this book had at the beginning that I won't lie too you it had my head spinning a little bit. But thin half way through the beginning chapters it starting too get really good that it was hard for me too put this book down for the night. Because it did grab my attention by than until the very end that left me with a big smile on my face when I finished reading this amazing book. There are some twist in this book that I didn't see coming I should of seen it coming but that author did an amazing job on getting me and surprising with all the twist especially that ending. That all I can say is poor Tate. All and all I love everything in June the refreshing plotline, the flawless writing style and the amazing, unique and very well developed characters that I love and couldn't get enough of! I just love everything about it that I am so glad and happy that I gave June a shot, that I can't wait to read more book like June in the near future!

*** I received June from Blogging For Books Program in exchanged for an honest review . Thank you so much too Crown Publishing for giving me opportunity to read and review June! *** 

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I write novels. My fourth, JUNE, will be out from Crown Publishing on May 31, 2016.

My third novel, New York Times bestseller BITTERSWEET (Crown Publishing, May 2014), is set at the home on Lake Champlain where I spent my summers as a little girl. But that’s where the resemblance to life ends—the place, renamed Winloch in the book—is inhabited by a family of bad people. I wrote Bittersweet for people like me, who love The Secret History and The Emperor’s Children; it’s a literary beach read.

My first two novels- THE EFECTS OF LIGHT and SET ME FREE- were published in 2005 and 2007.

Based in some part on my own experience being photographed by two fine arts photographers, Jock Sturges and Mona Kuhn, I started my first novel, The Effects of Light, to answer the question most Americans seemed to ask when I explained this photographic work to them—would I still love it if an innocent died because that work had been made? My second novel, Set Me Free, was based in part on the time I spent on the Crow reservation in highschool, the legacy of my countercultural parents, and the complications of their generation of liberal do-gooders. The book was also an homage to my theater school-aged days and based on The Tempest.

Check out more about me and my work at and Twitter: @MirandaBW. Also, check out my web project about girlhood friendship:


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