The secrets that bind us can also tear us apart…
1990. Harriet is a journalist. Her job takes her to dangerous places, where she asks questions and tries to make a difference. But when she is sent to Romania, to the state orphanages the world is only just learning about, she is forced to rethink her most important rule.
2018. Ellie is a gardener. Her garden is her sanctuary, her pride and joy. But, though she spends long days outdoors, she hasn’t set foot beyond her gate for far too long. Now someone enters her life who could finally be the reason she needs to overcome her fears.
From post-revolution Romania to the idyllic English countryside, The World at My Feet is the story of two women, two worlds, and a journey of self-discovery that spans a lifetime.
I loved this story so much, this story will stay with me for a long time. The story centres around Ellie but also includes her mother’s story about how they came together. Hearing about those poor children in Romania in the state orphanages made me shed a few tears, I was absolutely shocked at their living conditions and how the children were in themselves. I really admired Ellie in all that she has achieved and life has been tough for her but with a good friend and her family I was hoping for the best. There is a love interest too but is it with the wrong person? I don’t think I have read a book where the person has a agoraphobia so it was interesting to learn about that side too. I just want to read this story over and over again. I think the story highlights that something needs to be done in state orphanages if it is still as bad as it was then.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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