Hello Stranger by Katherine Center
Published: July 11, 2023
St. Martin’s Press
Genre: Romantic Comedy
KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.
Katherine Center writes laugh-and-cry books about how life knocks us down—and how we get back up. She’s been compared to both Jane Austen and Nora Ephron, and the Dallas Morning News calls her stories, “satisfying in the most soul-nourishing way.” Katherine lives in her hometown of Houston, Texas, with her husband, two kids, and their fluffy-but-fierce dog.
“But maybe different wasn’t so bad.”
Sadie earned a spot in a prestigious art show that could launch her career. She also learned she needs brain surgery. Joe, always helpful and goes above and beyond to be there for her, but maybe the timing is off.
Oh. My heart has exploded. I love how Katherine writes a story. She combines every magical element necessary to keep you glued to the page while making you laugh and then cry, and then laugh.
I loved Sadie. Her flaws, her sass, her ambition, and her heart. She was such a brave character. Joe was such a perfect partner. He was charming, kind, loyal, and authentic.
The pacing of this story was beautiful. You can feel the anxiety and pain radiating from the pages as Sadie struggles. The emotions are brilliantly portrayed, and the story is perfectly delivered.
This was such a charming book. From the beginning to the end, you will champion for Sadie. You will grieve with her, laugh with her, cry with her, and mostly, fall in love with her.