Melissa Dance was eight years old when her mother died. They never got to say goodbye.
Seventeen years later, Melissa is handed a journal. As she smooths open the pages and begins to read her mother’s words, she is instantly transported back to her childhood.
But returning to her past is painful and memories of her mother’s beautiful face are a cruel reminder to Melissa that she’ll never see her again.
As Melissa slowly makes her way through the precious book, reading the snippets of advice and cooking the dishes from the recipes she is also shocked to learn of her mother’s secrets – secrets that if shared, could change Melissa’s world forever.
I was lucky enough to get a copy of this book for an honest review. This is such an emotional, heartfelt story of Melissa who is growing up with out her mum who she lost to cancer. Melissa was only young when she lost her and now at the age of twenty five she has been given journals that were written by her mother before she died. I found this story a tear jerker as cancer has affected my family and I am sure other families in a similar way. There is so much I loved about this book too, the recipes, the way one minute you can be smiling and then the next crying, and I just loved the whole book in general. It is such a beautifully written book that it is one that will stay with me for a long time.
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