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Friday, 6 July 2018

#TheSummerofImpossibleThings @rowancoleman

About The Summer of Impossible Things 

How far would you go to save the person you love?

Luna is about to do everything she can to save her mother's life.

Even if it means sacrificing her own.

A beautiful novel about family, courage, sacrifice and love in all its guises from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Memory Book

My review of The Summer of Impossible Things 

The Summer of Impossible Things is a book that I will always cherish. It's one of those books, that from the moment I read the very first page, I just knew that we were going to be friends for a very long time. And that's exactly what this book felt like, returning to an old friend. It's a comforting hug, reassuring and quite simply a beautiful read.

The Summer of Impossible Things is a love story on so many different levels.  It tells the story of love between sisters, of the love a child, and then adult child, has for their mother, and it tells of the powers of romantic love. A remarkable and moving narrative comprised of love, hope and the impossible made possible. I devoured every word.

This is Luna's story, whose life dramatically changes when her mother makes a life changing decision. The life she knew before vanishes and a whole new realm of possibilities, and a new life, open up before her very eyes. Her story captivated ne, as did her character.

This novel draws on the strength of women. It's a powerful, magical and uplifting read, and quite unlike anything I've read before. The novel goes back in time to 1977 Brooklyn, to the time before Luna's mother, Riss  married; to the time before everything. And it was these scenes that quite simply took my breath away. It reminded me that we all have a 'before' and that everyone's mother had a life before us. Such emotional and cathartic writing.

This novel does feature women with a strong and independent nature, but who, because of their circumstances, find themselves struggling in life. It's a reminder that we are all a product of past experiences, but that anything is possible if we want it enough.

I loved this book. I loved every single page. It's nostalgic, heart-warming and good for the soul. This is a book I will return to again and again.

I purchased my own paperback edition.

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