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Saturday, 6 July 2019

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About Something to Live For

Sometimes you have to risk everything to find your something...

All Andrew wants is to be normal. He has the perfect wife and 2.4 children waiting at home for him after a long day. At least, that's what he's told people.

The truth is, his life isn't exactly as people think and his little white lie is about to catch up with him.

Because in all Andrew's efforts to fit in, he's forgotten one important thing: how to really live. And maybe, it's about time for him to start.

My review of Something to Live For 

Something to Live For is such a beautiful bittersweet feel good read that I absolutely adored. It's such a poignant story about love and belonging and it made my heart ache. Andrew's story is  a tale of a man who is lost in life, who is simply treading water and that it it is now time for him to start living life. 

Andrew works for the council, tracking down long lost relatives of the recently deceased. This involves going to their home and finding evidence in the form of letters and photographs. He usually does this job alone, but when Peggy joins the team  she takes on the workload with him, and from this stems understanding and  blossoming friendship.

This is such a beautiful novel about loneliness and that sometimes we just need a helping hand and a  listening ear to get us out of the rut we find ourselves stuck in. Andrew's story is so authentically real, in that it can't help but touch your soul with its warmth and honesty.

What this book conveys is that we all need someone. That we cannot live in isolation and that life is all about taking risks and that sometimes it s okay to be frightened about what lies ahead and that we need to explore our feelings about what happened in the past. It's a story about the need to belong and of being loved. I thoroughly enjoyed Something to Live For and whole heartedly recommend it. 

Something to Live For is published by Orion on 27 June.

With thanks to NetGalley for the Advanced Reader Copy. 

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