If you could change the past, would you?
This summer, get ready to believe in Impossible Things with the brand new book from international bestseller, Rowan Coleman.
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.
I recently said the mark of a good book was that you simply could not put it down and would sneak away from family and friends to read a little more. I want to add now that the mark of an exceptional book is that you need to keep taking little breaks from reading it because
1) It is so exceptionally written that you want to process what the author has said
2) You simply don't want it to end.
Rowan Coleman has a habit of getting right into the depths of your emotions with her books. We Are All Made of Stars had me sobbing at the poolside on holiday. The Memory Book had me sobbing loudly in the hairdressers while getting my roots touched up.
The Summer of Impossible Things made me cry too - and gasp, and re-evaluate things, and hope, and fear and think about love and what we would do for our family and friends. It's a book about so much - but what I choose most of all to take from it (and there is a lot to choose from) is the story of a bond between a mother and daughter and of the sacrifices each would make for each other.
Set that against the backdrop of a melting hot summer or two in Brooklyn, add a time-travel twist which brings you from the modern day to the disco era - and you have a book that comes to life in your hands.
I personally find it rare for a writer to create a sense of place so well. But with this book, while reading, I could feel the heat of the sun, hear the strains of the music, smell the bakery, feel the faded pages of the books the characters held in their hands and hear the whirr and click of the Super 8 projector.
This is quite simply a beautifully written, emotional rollercoaster of a book that I think will take the reading world by storm this summer.
'The Summer of Impossible Things' will be published by Ebury, on June 29.
I received a review copy of this book from the publishers.
For the love of books
A good writer must be an avid reader. I'll be posting reviews of some of the books I'm reading. Disclaimer: I'm not a book blogger - I'm just a reader. These are books I've chosen to read for fun.