A novel of love, homelessness, and learning to be fearless
In the garden, there were three flamingos. Not real flamingos, but real emblems, real gateways to a time when life was impossibly good. They were mascots, symbols of hope. Something for a boy to confide in.
First, there were the flamingos. And then there were two families. Sherry and Leslie and their daughters, Rae and Pauline – and Eve and her son Daniel.
Sherry loves her husband, Leslie. She also loves Eve. It couldn’t have been a happier summer. But then Eve left and everything went grey. Now Daniel is all grown-up and broken. And when he turns up at Sherry’s door, it’s almost as if they’ve all come home again. But there’s still one missing. Where is Eve? And what, exactly, is her story?
I loved this book so much, it made my heart sing and is all about love, kindness and being around people that accept you for who you are. We see the chapters flit back and forth from the 80’s up to 2018 where the book is set. It is such an enchanting and charming read and the way it has been written was beautiful. It was a story that really got to me, and even after I had finished it I was still thinking about the characters. I think it is a relatable story that people may find comfort in, a tender story that in time will heal.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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