I love finding a good book that continues on into other books. I read two sequels this past month and they did not disappoint. I always recommend that readers read the original book first, then the sequel. I know that a lot of sequels can stand alone, but I just think that too much could be missed by not reading the books sequentially.
I first read The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom in June 2011. (Review done in June 2011). I re-read the book for one of my book groups. It was just as good as the first time.
Excitedly, I had already purchased the sequel to The Kitchen House, The Glory Over Everything, so once I finished reading The Kitchen House, I was ready to move on to the rest of the story!
It was a good read and the author did a good job bringing both books together. And there is certainly plenty of fodder for another sequel!
The other sequel that I read last month was Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout. I had read My Name Is Lucy Barton in June of 2016 (review done in June 2016), and Anything Is Possible is a sequel to that (in sorts). The book takes place in Amgash, Illinois which is where Lucy Barton was from.