Review – You Can Thank Me Later by Kelly Harms

Title You Can Thank Me Later

Author Kelly Harms

Description from Amazon

When the Dickenson clan sits down for Thanksgiving dinner in 2016, it is the last holiday when their tight-knit family will ever be the same. Oldest brother Pete and his wife are expecting their first child. Youngest sibling Sophie is too busy running her restaurant, The Little Plum, to bother with any kind of social life. And middle child Charlie’s happy, uncomplicated life as a Midwestern science professor is upended when his wife Annette is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Knowing this will be her last Thanksgiving, Annette asks Sophie to look after Charlie after she’s gone. Which would be a lot easier if Charlie didn’t show up with an insufferable new girlfriend at the next holiday meal.

Initial Thoughts

Last month, I didn’t use any of my Audible Free Title credits. They are usually themed around the month and I really don’t like Halloween. This month, however, this title stood out to me. So, if you’re looking for a Thanksgiving recommendation, look no further.

Some Things I Liked

  • All the feelings. This was a super short listen (under 2 hours at the pace I listen) but it packed such a punch. It was raw, emotional, and unexpectedly nostalgic.
  • Narration. This is an audible original so there is no print book that goes with this title. That being said, I’d expect nothing less than a top notch narrator and this audiobook did not disappoint.
  • Thanksgiving. This book was all about one of my favorite holidays. I literally can’t think of any other books that center around Turkey Day so this was an exciting premise.

Series Value

I loved all of the characters in this book. I’d also love to see more about any of them. I suspect this is a standalone short story, but I’d read (or listen to) more about any of them in sequel novellas or full length novels.

Final Thoughts

This was a one sitting kind of listen. I wouldn’t have been able to stop even if I had to. It was so full of emotions and the story was masterfully told. It was an emotional rollercoaster but it was superb.


Recommendations for Further Reading

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