This book is romance at its best! If you haven’t read it yet, do it now! I don’t know anyone who has read The Sweet Gum Tree and has not loved it!First of all let me tell you that I am a sucker for second chance romances and this might be the best I have ever read. It has all the good stuff, a couple with a tangled and tragic history, family drama, the fight for redemption and ultimately forgiveness.This book also happens to be beautifully written, it is told entirely from Alix’s POV and starts when she meets Nick for the fist time and age 8. It then takes us through a 26 year journey of heartache, love , loss, pain and betrayal. But thankfully we get a happy ending!There is something so real and compelling about this book- I dare you to not fall in love with these characters!PLEASE I’M BEGGING. GO READ IT NOW!!!