Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 7, 2023 by Crystal Uys


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What Holds Us Together is the story of a tabby named Luna on a mission to help her family overcome the grief after losing their husband and father.

From the publisher:

They say that cats don’t like change. But Luna, an imaginative tabby, understands that sometimes it’s necessary. When her owner, Annika, moved back to her small New England hometown six months ago along with her sixteen-year-old twins, Luna knew it was for the best. Ever since Annika’s husband, Peter, died suddenly, the family has been floundering. Luna, too, is guilt-ridden, sure she could have done more to save her favorite person. Luna also knows something the others don’t know. Peter’s spirit is still with them, and Luna believes there is something he needs her help to do . . .

Annika has been struggling to move on. It doesn’t help that her son, Donovan, blames her for his father’s death. Peter always told Annika that they had the best love story going, yet the fact is that much of their story has been hidden away, even from their children. When Annika’s first love, Sam, arrives to plow them out during an intensifying storm, the truth begins to emerge at last. And Luna—watchful and unwavering in her affection—may be her family’s best hope of learning how to forgive and to heal .

I wasn’t sure what to expect after reading the description, but found that the story drew me in pretty quickly. Written from both Annika and Luna’s point of view, this is an emotional book about a grieving family, but it’s not depressing. It’s a tender story with some unique plot twists, written with great sensitivity. Luna’s character is delightful.

Even though this book is partially written in a cat’s voice, it’s not your typical cat book, but if you enjoy women’s fiction, you will like this novel.

What Holds Us Together is available from Amazon.

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