Happy Saturday book lovers!
Excited to be part of the blog splash for the US release of this twisty family drama!🇺🇸
4 Salty Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟
This was my very first book by Tracy Buchanan, but it will not be my last… I found this book a compelling read filled with colorful characters and beautiful descriptions… I was drawn in by the very first scene in this book… a loving mother (or so it seemed) a drowning boy, a strange man who appears to be walking on water, where in the world was this book headed???
This book was told from two different perspectives and two different timelines… becky in present time and her motherSelma in the early 1990s… Becky was abandoned by her mother when she was eight years old… Selma abandon her husband and daughter to live in a cave with other creative types in order to overcome her writers block…. over 20 years later when Selma is on her deathbed she reaches out to her daughter wanting to reunite… becky is hesitant, but chooses to see her mother and her mother‘s last words to her are” you have a sister.” Becky now needs to decide whether or not she wants to believe this woman who has done nothing but let her down for the past few decades and try to locate her long-lost sister… her journey leads her to meet many people that knew her mother and this allows her to get to know her mother a bit better, but will she find her sister?
I really felt for Becky, I can’t even imagine being abandoned by my mother, and as a mother I cannot imagine abandoning my children… I had a really hard time with Selma I just did not like her, even as I got to know her better and her motivations and reasons… still I could not justify what she did to Becky… I found her to be very selfish and manipulative… although I did find the Cave dwelling terribly interesting, do people really live in caves? It sounds like something I would not want to do!(Note to self google this later)
The last 20% of this book was mindbending so many twists that I had no warning about! It really brought light to a lot of things and answered a lot of questions I had… well played Tracy Buchanan!
Absolutely recommend when you are in the mood for a family drama with some pretty amazing twists…
*** many thanks too Bookouture for my copy of this intriguing book ***
PS: the stars are salty because Selma made me salty, LOL
About the Book
Summer, 1991: A trip to the beach leads to disaster for Becky’s family. It is the day a boy nearly drowns, and the day Becky’s mother decides to abandon her own husband and child for the mysterious man who saved him.
Now: It’s been ten years since they last spoke, but Becky’s mother has just weeks to live. And she has something important to tell her. I had another child.
How far would you go to track down the sister you never knew existed And how can you trust a woman who has lied to you your whole life?
Moving, Gripping, and Emotionally Powerful, this is the perfect read for your summer holiday escape.