by Amanda Jennings
I had this book at home for months before I read it, I’m going to say that most annoying of things now and admit that ‘I didn’t think it would be my cup of tea’. (Sorry Amanda Jennings I realise that must be an insult.)
In some ways I now wish I’d read it earlier but in a lot of others I’m glad I waited because oh my goodness this is an amazing book!
The story line sounds depressing and the subject matter sounds even more so but I actually found it had huge uplifting elements to it; the relationship between Lizzie and Haydn is just lovely, and the overall sense of a family pulling together is a very positive one.
The relationships between all characters are intense, engrossing and highly believable. I found myself completely and utterly drawn in and most definitely ‘caring’ about the people who were brought to life in the pages of this book.
I felt quite bereft that the book was over, I want to know more, I want to find out what happens to them next – if that isn’t the sign of a great book then I don’t know what is.