The Summer Of Impossible Things by Rowan Coleman
If you could change the past, would you?
****Get ready to believe in Impossible Things with the 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.
Wow, wow, wow, I have just finished this novel and I can honestly say I am blown away! I haven’t felt this emotional since reading, For One More day by Mitch Albom shortly after my mother passed away. I had read many positive things about this novel, prior to buying it and I was intrigued to read the novel, all the book bloggers were raving about.
Having experienced the bereavement of a parent and in particular, my mother. The synopsis had a huge appeal to me. Wouldn’t we all like to meet our mothers, before we ever existed, to be there friend and know their views on the world etc. I know I personally would give anything to see my mother’s face again or hear her voice. I have a treasured photo of my mother taken in 1976, it is one of my favourites. She looks absolutely beautiful, she is just 16yrs old, so young and no idea, that the future would bring her so much happiness in her short life. I thought of that photo as I turned every page and for that I would like to thank the author!
My mum 1976
Anyway this isn’t my story, it is Luna’s story. So on with the review, I shall press on…..
“Have faith in love, and let it guide you, and you never know. Impossible things happen all the time”
The novel opens up in June 2007 with sisters Luna and Pia dealing with the aftermath of their mother’s death. Their mother has passed via suicide and left many revelations in her wake! The sisters bond together to unravel the mystery’s that surrounds and unlock the secrets of their mothers past. They decide to travel to Bay Ridge in New York to learn more about their mother before she fled the states, whilst tying up financial responsibilities. Not knowing what happened to your mother or what drove her to suicide must be an eternal pain. This pain unifies the sisters and their bond is beautiful reading throughout the novel. They soon discover a series of parcels/messages their mother has left behind………
The novel continues to unravel its secrets, jumping between the past and the present and the simply impossible. For me, it felt like a journey of discovery and I could see the novel being very therapeutic to those, like myself who have lost their mother. The novel deals with some extremely difficult themes but always sensitively. I didn’t just read this novel. I devoured it and I will admit I wept a few tears at the end.
This novel is simply beautiful 5*
Web site: http://rowancoleman.co.uk/