- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: HQ Fiction - GB; edition edition (1 July 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0008237646
- ISBN-13: 978-0008237646
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.4 x 19.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 222 g
- Customer Reviews: 417 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 371,640 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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‘A charming, unforgettable story.’
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There are 2 things that I want in a book. Firstly not wanting to put it down and not wanting the book to end. The book overall didn’t meet the criteria. In summary a nice feel good read but not outstanding.
Top international reviews
Not something I would usually choose but delighted I did.
I've started calling my wife Zelda, she won't understand why until she reads the book. We all need a Zelda in our lives.
Enjoy - I did!
It was easy to get swept up in the small seaside town life and I could relate to Martha a lot. I loved the fairy tales written by the characters and wanted to visit the lighthouse and the book shop as they created such magic in my mind.
A reminder about second chances and family mistakes.
Martha is middleaged and single, working in the local library she is as happy as she feels she can be as she loves everything to do with books. But there is another side to Martha as she cannot say "no" to no-one if someone asks her to do something even if it is inconvenient to her own life she still agrees to do whatever job is asked of her.
As the story progresses the real Martha is shown to the world, she emerges from her old life as a caterpillar changes to a butterfly and it was a pleasure to see but this is more than a woman finding her confidence once again as someone from Martha's past comes back into her life and turns Martha's life upside down in the most unexpecting of ways.
I loved how the author created an ordinary character and give each of her a voice in wonderfully unique of ways. This is a storyline which opened my heart to changes and as I followed Martha gaining her butterfly wings and giving herself a shake in a new and wonderful way. I loved how Martha's love of the written world opened her up to accepting the same changes into her life and allowing herself at last how to say "No" when she needed too without losing the special friends she has met through her job in the local library.
A great read which I am very happy to recommend.
Some books I think are given stars buy the moods of their readers.
There are books I have read and hated even though they are "classics". Moby Dick was torture...and I love to read!
What this author does is puts you in the gallery's centre. You get to look and see things from many points of views.
What a gift! How amazing would it be to sit back in Van Gough's mind whilst he painted sunflowers?
Scary, dark, or horrible we would think because we know how his story ended....but what if it was wonderful? What if there was something there that could be better if the light was just right?
Phaedra Patrick has won my second place prize. ..I am sorry. Jodi Taylor and St. Mary's has seen me through some dark times kind of like Arthur Pepper and his.