Sunday, 15 February 2015

With All My Love by Patricia Scanlan

With All My LoveWith All My Love by Patricia Scanlan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars



Let me start off saying that I love this authors books. But just because an author now is a best seller and has a huge following, doesn't mean that all their books are gonna be GREAT and this is sadly one of them. It frustrated the hell out of me that the characters didn't talk! I know things can happen, I an aware that emotions get in the way when someone dies, but this was one blown out of proportion topic that I found hard to believe even though its fiction.


I really find it hard saying this as I love her so much.


I would like to thank Simon and Schuster UK Fiction via Net Galley for the chance to read and give my honest take on this book.


On a crystal clear Mediterranean day, Briony McAllister sits playing with her four-year-old daughter, Katie, while she waits for her mother, Valerie, to join them. Valerie has recently moved to a picturesque town in southern Spain to finally leave behind her turbulent past and find a peace that has always eluded her. Briony has no idea that in a few moments' time her relationship with her mother will change irrevocably.
As Katie plays, Briony pulls from her bag an old photo album, found in a box in her mother's new home. As she begins to study the faded photos, a letter falls to the ground. It is addressed to her.

My Darling Briony, it begins. As Briony reads the words with mounting shock, realisation dawns. Her mother lied to her about what happened with her beloved grandmother Tessa all those years ago - and denied Briony that most precious of relationships, the type of relationship Valerie now enjoys with Katie.

The lives of three generations of women are set to change forever as the past is revisited and the truth unfolds through the undelivered letters Tessa wrote to Briony over the years. Secrets, lies, betrayals and sacrifices - the complex bonds between mothers, daughters and granddaughters are intricately explored as Patricia Scanlan takes us into the hearts and homes of a family at war.






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