On a leafy suburban street in Dublin, beautiful, poised Stella Greene lives with her successful husband, Matt. The perfect couple in every way, Stella appears to have it all. Next door, at number 72 however, lives Rea Brady. Gruff, bad-tempered and rarely seen besides the twitching of her net curtains, rumour has it she’s lost it all…including her marbles if you believe the neighbourhood gossip.
But appearances can be deceiving and when Stella and Rea’s worlds collide they realise they have much in common. Both are trapped in a prison of their own making.
Has help been next door without them realising it?
I found this a very powerful novel. It is about two ladies who live next door to each other and how their lives change when they meet each other. The story took me on a emotional rollercoaster, I found both of the ladies Stella and Rea stories really sad and was willing for a happy ending. From this story I realised that you are never alone and that you never know what is going on behind closed doors.
I received an advanced reading copy of this book for an honest review.
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This title will be released on January 26, 2017.
Every family has a story…
But for the Guinness family a happy ending looks out of reach. Olly and Mae’s marriage is crumbling, their teenage daughter Evie is on a mission to self-destruct and their beloved Pops is dying of cancer. Their once strong family unit is slowly falling apart.
But Pops has one final gift to offer his beloved family – a ray of hope to cling to. As his life’s journey draws to a close, he sends his family on an adventure across Europe in a camper van, guided by his letters, his wisdom and his love.
Because Pops knows that all his family need is time to be together, to find their love for each other and to find their way back home…
Wow what a powerful story. I felt as though I was part of the family undertaking this big adventure. I cared for the whole family instantly, and loved Pops so much unfortunately there is a tragedy that left me in tears. I don’t know how the family pull together but they do whilst going on an incredible adventure and journey together. The family all have their little stories about them which brings the whole story together. I was given an advanced copy of this book for an honest review.
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