Emma wraps up our month of June Book Tour.
“I’m not crying, you’re crying!
Wow! An emotional, provocative, and compelling punch of a read.
This book actually floored me.
The big, fat, ugly tears that I cried are best not spoken about.
I nearly did a Joey, from Friends, by putting the story in the freezer (the only thing that stopped me is that it’s on my kindle).
The story focuses on Jane (a mum and a wife), who receives the worst news imaginable – she has cancer.
This tells the heart-wrenching story of love and what you’d do to protect your own, including lying.
The book is beautifully and sensitively written – it has humour and happiness to strike a good balance (and no doubt to save you from massively swollen eyes).
The relationship between Jane and her best friend, Sarah, is one to be cherished. There’s nothing that they won’t do for each other and this is shown through the support that Sarah gives to the family.
The closeness of these two women made my heart swell and hurt all at the same time.
There’s a twist that comes in the story, which you might see coming, but its impact is beautiful and well measured.
I’d suspected something was coming, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on what.
This book is all kinds of sadness and happiness in one.
Be prepared to have tissues at the ready because you’ll need them.
I highly recommend that you read this book.
Just be aware of the trigger warnings: cancer and suicide, but know that they’re handled sensitively.
A big well done to the author on her debut novel – you’ve done yourself proud!