Genesis 5020

Stories for His Glory

The Words Between Us by Erin Bartels September 6, 2019

Filed under: Book Reviews,Uncategorized — Melissa Finnegan @ 3:33 pm
Tags: ,



Robin Windsor has spent much of her life under an assumed name to avoid association with her infamous parents. She thought she’d finally found sanctuary running her used bookstore in quiet River City, Michigan. But when she receives an eerily familiar book in the mail on the morning of her father’s scheduled execution, Robin is thrown back to the summer she met Peter Flynt, the perfect boy who ruined everything. Why would Peter be making contact now? And why does she have a sinking feeling that she’s about to be exposed all over again?

With evocative prose that recalls the classic novels we love, Erin Bartels pens a story that shows that words–the ones we say, the ones we read, and the ones we write–have more power than we imagine.

My thoughts:

This is Erin’s second book. I absolutely loved the first one and couldn’t wait to read this one.

This book is very different, yet carries her unique writing style. I love that it takes place in Michigan, where I live. We travel to many areas throughout the state and she does a great job of describing the Upper Peninsula (my favorite place).

But aside from that the story is great, the layers she adds and then slowly peels back to reveal what is hidden is wonderful. There is so much depth to this story.

If you love a book that will truly touch your heart I recommend this one.

Visit Erin here.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to me through the publisher. All opinions are my own. 


One Response to “The Words Between Us by Erin Bartels”

  1. carylkane Says:

    Wonderful review, Melissa! I haven’t read Erin’s books.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s