#BookReview Relative Strangers by A.H. Kim @KayePublicity @HarlequinBooks #RelativeStrangers #AHKim #GraydonHouseBooks #KayePublicity #contemporaryromance Title: Relative Strangers

Author: A.H. Kim

Published by: Graydon House on Apr. 2, 2024

Genres: Contemporary Romance

Pages: 352

Format: Paperback

Source: Kaye Publicity

Book Rating: 8/10

A twenty-first-century family drama featuring two sisters, their ex-hippie mother, multiple messy love affairs, and one explosive secret that could ruin everything

Amelia Bae-Wood’s life is falling apart. Unemployed, newly single, and completely broke—for reasons she hasn’t told anyone yet—she hitchhikes across California to deal with the fallout of her mother’s eviction from the family estate. Needing somewhere to live, she moves with her mother and sister Eleanor to Arcadia, the cancer-retreat center where her sister volunteers.

Eleanor has too much on her plate, including being caught up in a court battle with a man who claims to be her half-brother from Seoul. Her late father’s only son, he’s fighting for a piece of everything that belongs to the Bae-Wood women. When Amelia adds herself to Eleanor’s list of problems, Eleanor must figure out what to hold on to—and when to let go—before things unravel.


Engaging, hopeful, and sweet!

Relative Strangers is a charming, uplifting tale that takes you into the lives of the Bae-Wood sisters, Amelia and Eleanor, as they each navigate old hurts, strained relationships, grief, secrets, revelations, disappointments, letting go of the past and new beginnings.

The writing style is tender and light. The characters are scarred, hardworking, and wary. And the plot is an absorbing tale of life, love, friendship, family, community, tension, self-reflection, starting over, taking chances, awkward moments, following one’s dreams, contentment, and romance.

Overall, Relative Strangers is an enjoyable, entertaining, modern spin on Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility that’s a delightful read by Kim with its endearing characters, heartfelt moments, contemporary storyline, and ending that leaves you with a smile.


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Thank you to Kaye Publicity for gifting me a copy in exchange for an honest review.


About A.H. Kim

A.H. Kim (Ann) was born in South Korea and immigrated to the U.S. as a young child. Ann was educated at Harvard College and Berkeley Law. Prior to becoming a novelist, Ann practiced corporate law for many years and served as chief of staff to the CEO and as head of investor relations at a Fortune 200 company.Ann is the proud mother of two sons, a longtime cancer survivor, and community volunteer. After many years living in the Bay Area, Ann and her husband now call Ann Arbor home.