A TWIST THAT WILL BREAK YOUR HEART . . . AN ENDING THAT WILL PUT IT BACK TOGETHER AGAIN.
‘I loved it’ Jojo Moyes
‘Compelling and moving . . . it made me cry’ Marian Keyes
‘Had me totally gripped. Highly recommended’ BBC Radio 2’s Sara Cox
Audrey’s family has fallen apart. Her two grown-up daughters, Jess and Lily, are estranged, and her two teenage granddaughters have never been allowed to meet. A secret that echoes back thirty years has splintered the family in two, but is also the one thing keeping them connected.
As tensions reach breaking point, the irrevocable choice that one of them made all those years ago is about to surface. After years of secrets and silence, how can one broken family find their way back to each other?
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
It is summer and my eyes are puffy and red, my nose streaming and I am surrounded by tissues. It is years since I had hayfever, this is just my reaction to the last few pages in this book. Oh wow!
In the first few pages of this book, I was horrified, my mind racing to make sense of what I had just witnessed, ok I wasn’t fully in the ‘know’ but something was definitely amiss here. Then when tragedy struck the family I thought I had it all worked out.
From only ten years old Jess had decided that she wanted nothing to do with her older sister. By the time they were grown-up Jess was determined that their daughters would never meet. By the time their mother had been diagnosed with terminal cancer, she knew that she couldn’t even mend bridges between them just to give their mother her final wish.
Audrey, Jess and Lily’s mother was determined to resolve the feud that had eaten away at her family for the past 28 years. She was stuck in the middle loving them both and heartbroken that they could never all be together. Lily swore she didn’t know what she had done and Jess refused to talk about it.
Audrey knows that if she can’t get her girls together before she dies then the family will never survive, it will never happen. I loved the ploys she used, smiled at how she played situations and loved her cunning. At the times when she was growing weaker, they were her strongest moments.
The story unfolds like petals falling from a flower until finally all that is left is the root of the problem. And I cried and cried. Then I read some more and well and truly howled. Such a powerful story, such a tender story and If Only I Could Tell You, but you will have to read it yourself. Outstanding!
I wish to thank NetGalley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book which I reviewed honestly.
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