When Amy Ashton’s world fell apart eleven years ago, she started a collection.
Just a few keepsakes of happier times: some honeysuckle to remind herself of the boy she loved, a chipped china bird, an old terracotta pot . . . Things that others might throw away, but to Amy, represent a life that could have been.
Now her house is overflowing with the objects she loves – soon there’ll be no room for Amy at all. But when a family move in next door, a chance discovery unearths a mystery, and Amy’s carefully curated life begins to unravel. If she can find the courage to face her past, might the future she thought she’d lost still be hers for the taking?
This was such a great read, I warmed to Amy straight away and I felt as though I needed to be there to watch her life unfold. I was captivated by the story as I have not read too many books about being a hoarder but this one fascinated me and I felt as though I learnt a great deal too. I think people will be able to sympathise with Amy when they get to know her story and why she hoards. It is such a beautiful story that the author has captured it very well. I loved it and will be reading it many more times in the future.
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