Barnett's well-crafted backlist is big on emotional acuity and this novel is no different, forging from Christina's grief an insistence that we think more creatively when it comes to happiness, and especially to the shapes that our families might take.
A warm, emotional story with brilliant characters.
An uplifting tale about new beginnings.
I found this beautifully told tale of disappointed motherhood moving, but the best bit for me was the lively South London scene Barnett conjures up.
Barnett writes beautifully about relationships and the possibility of finding a very different happy ever after from the one you were expecting.
Laura Barnett weaves an inspiring story about shifting perspective and finding light in the darkness.
A compelling read.
What makes Barnett's novel soappealing is the realistic steps taken by Christina so that she may improve her ownlife - it's not easy but, as Barnett suggests, nothing worth doing ever is.