Published: February 18, 2022
Genre: Coming of Age Fiction
KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.
Sophie Anderson is an author of contemporary women’s fiction. She writes emotional stories about families and their secrets, friendship, forgiveness, and personal growth. Sophie lives in East Sussex with her husband, four children, and several animals. When she is not writing or ferrying her children around the countryside, she enjoys traveling, delicious food, yoga, playing the piano, walking in the South Downs, binging on box sets, and curling up with a good book!
“And the anger that coursed around her body gave way to a little spark of hope.”
Romy has been a free spirit for her e tote life, and she goes where the wind takes her. Flora has spent her life just trying to be happy and feel enough. Lizzie has lived a life filled with secrets and losses that she can share with anyone until fate intervenes.
I enjoyed this book, and how the story was told. It was clever how the alternating storylines were told and how things came together.
The characters were all so deep and beautifully developed. You got the sense that you knew them, and shared in their feelings.
This was such a tragically beautiful story about family, love, forgiveness, second chances, and embracing life. The themes were deep, heavy, but brutally real.
I loved the descriptions of the scenery. They were so vivid and detailed that I felt like I was there. And I loved the contrast between the two main places. Humid heat and bitter cold.
This was a beautifully raw, emotional novel that will make you angry, make you sad, and ultimately make you cry- in the best ways.
Family isn’t always biological, sometimes it’s by choice.