I won't go into detail about the storyline of this wonderful read, as that is covered in the commentary in the kindle purchase process.
There are 2 things that I want in a book. Firstly not wanting to put it down (pity about the housework) and secondly not wanting the book to end. The book for me was easy and entertaining and certainly met the criteria.
The content was thought provoking and navigated skilfully thé affects of childhood trauma long term. I will definitely be seeking more of the author’s work.
This is the first book I have read by this author and I was compelled to stay up late and read it in only a few days. The prose is exquisite - her turn of phrase so evocative of character and time and place. I love getting to know these characters, and I could picture every moment of their lives as though I had witnessed them first hand.
I’m a New Zealander who has lived in North California for four years and am now in Australia. Barbara captured these environments so eloquently and I simply knew where I was in story, the streets of Auckland, the Santa Cruz coast, and the story of hurts healing brought a year to my eye. A good read.
This book made me constantly think of redemption and how it sometimes takes a tragedy to make a decision to turnaround a not so healthy life. A very thought provoking read that will stay with me for a long time.