Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Little Broken Things by Nicole Baart Review and GIVEWAY (TLC Book Tours)

A dysfunctional family with a big secret, Little Broken things is a great family drama and mystery for those who love Liane Moriarty’s novels.

Quinn Cruz is back in Key Lake Minnesota living in one of her mother’s luxury vacation cabin rentals with her artist husband Walker.  Her family isn’t close, but Quinn really wants to start a family of her own with Walker although they are having troubles.  One day her sister Nora shows up with a secret, who happens to be a scared little girl with dyed hair.  Who is Lucy and why does she look like she’s related to Quinn – is she Nora’s daughter?

Nora has always been there for her best friend Tiffany, but she’s at the point where she’s in too far.  Tiffany is in a relationship with a bad man and needs to escape.  How can Nora help her and keep herself safe?  Her co-worker Ethan is the only person who can help her.

Liz is Quinn and Nora’s mother.  She takes pride in appearances and living life as perfectly as she can.  She tried to raise her children right, and can’t understand now that she is a widow, why she doesn’t have a relationship with them.  When mysterious things start to happen around the lake involving her children, she starts to try to figure out what is going on . . .

I liked the three main point of views in this story of Liz the mother and her two estranged daughters Quinn and Nora.  What happened to this family and how can it be repaired?  The story is also suspenseful – who exactly is Lucy?  What has Nora gotten herself into?  It’s a slow burn suspense centered on the family and their problems. 

I was drawn into the story and it was a very interesting read during this hectic time of year.

Favorite Quotes:

“Indifference was for people who had no reason to care.”

“Even her cutlery knew that one was a melancholy number.”

Overall, Little Broken Things is a good suspenseful family drama.

Book Source:  Review Copy as a part of the TLC Book Tour.  For more stops on the tour check out this link.


One lucky winner will receive a copy of Little Broken Things by Nicole Baart. If you would like to win this book, please leave a comment on what interests you about this book.

As part of your comment, you must include an email address. If I can't find a way to contact you I will draw another winner.

For an additional entry, blog about this giveaway or post it on your sidebar. Provide a link to this post in your comment.

I will be using random.org (or a Monte Carlo simulation in excel) to pick the winners from the comments.

This contest is only open to addresses in the United States and Canada.

The deadline for entry is midnight on Friday December 29th!

Please make sure to check the week of January 1st to see if you are a winner. I send emails to the winner, but lately I've been put in their "junk mail" folder instead of their inbox.

Good luck!


  1. Laura, I enjoyed reading your review and thank you for hosting this giveaway. I will add it to my blog's sidebar. :)

  2. I like reading dysfunctional family dramas! Just finished "Emma in the Night" and it was SO good. Would love to read Little Broken Things!
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  5. I like to read family drama novels. Thanks for your wonderful review . Your review help me to buy this book. Family drama is my favorite. I will Download Ebook and read full story.