As promised here are my 5 star holiday reading books…..
A Hundred Pieces of Me by Lucy Dillon
Letters from the only man she’s ever truly loved.
A keepsake of the father she never really knew.
A blue glass vase that catches the light on a grey day.
Gina Bellamy is starting again, after a few years she’d rather forget. But the belongings she’s treasured for so long don’t seem to fit who she is now.
So Gina makes a resolution. She’ll keep just a hundred special items – the rest can go.
But that means coming to terms with her past and learning to embrace the future, whatever it might bring . . .
Very cleverly written, a sweet story line but including subjects we would sometimes rather not contemplate….brilliantly fits in with my current decluttering process….I am inspired…..
The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes
What happened to the girl you left behind?
France, 1916. Sophie Lefevre must keep her family safe whilst her adored husband Edouard fights at the front. When she is ordered to serve the German officers who descend on her hotel each evening, her home becomes riven by fierce tensions. And from the moment the new Kommandant sets eyes on Sophie’s portrait – painted by Edouard – a dangerous obsession is born, which will lead Sophie to make a dark and terrible decision.
Almost a century later, and Sophie’s portrait hangs in the home of Liv Halston, a wedding gift from her young husband before he died. A chance encounter reveals the painting’s true worth, and its troubled history. A history that is about to resurface and turn Liv’s life upside down all over again . . .
In The Girl You Left Behind two young women, separated by a century, are united in their determination to fight for what they love most – whatever the cost.
I started this one having not read the blurb….just because I am a new Jojo Moyes fan….I started it and realised it was 1916 and almost stopped because I didn’t think it would be for me…..Pretty glad I carried on because in Part 2 we leap forward about one hundred years and the links and intertwined stories are fascinating…. Absolutely brilliant! Highly recommended for your holiday reading…..