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Reviewed by Kelly Allen
Lucy and Luke are the perfect couple. They are completely head over heels in love with each other, they are the envy of their friends, yet they yearn for the one thing they don’t seem to be able to have – a baby. After many miscarriages, they finally get the chance to get excited when the pregnancy continues past 14 weeks.
When Luke has a terrible, life threatening accident, Lucy’s world is changed forever. Not only does she have to face a future without Luke in her life, she meets a stranger called Stella, who holds a dark secret that could threaten to ruin Lucy and Luke’s relationship forever.
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This book was very easy to get into, with the main character point-of-view being Lucy’s. I found it very easy to relate to a woman who longs for a child. She is utterly heartbroken, yet Luke is seemingly glowing with positivity and trying to keep Lucy strong.
I thought that the storyline and the dynamics between the characters was really believable. In particular, I felt that Lucy and Patricia (her mother-in-law) showed realistic relationship issues and, later, an authentic resolution. I enjoyed watching their relationship grow stronger, in a time of such chaos and pain.During the book, Luke’s family grow in unimaginable ways, like his accident gave them the chance to rediscover their strength and love for one another. I was totally blown away by the development of Luke, from loving husband to being in a coma and all thereafter.
This story left me in tears. It made me think about my own life and relationships, and it made me question what is important, alongside Lucy’s own discovery of what really and truly matters in life, and in love.
If you decide to read this book, and I suggest you do, get a box of tissues ready …
A gloriously heartbreaking tale.