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Beautiful family drama where the past and present admixed together to bring out a realistic tale. Sometimes life didn’t move the way we wanted it to. Even when we had the best of intentions and bucket loads of love in our heart. Letting go was also a form of love. Author Imogen Clark portrayed this truth vividly in her book, The Last Piece.
Cecily had to leave for Greece suddenly without informing her three daughters. There were speculation and chaos. A secret was buried in her heart which only her husband Norman knew. Now it was time for the past to meet the present. But was it really?
I loved how the author showed me a life where the daughters took their mum for granted. I saw them going through various bits of life, their dynamics were genuine, yet the love between them was palpable.
The mid half of the book saw the tremors in their foundation, and I liked that the author did not sugar coat it. The mother’s heart and love for her children was well shown. I would have wanted to explore of these emotions and a part of me wanted a different ending.
But life happened to all of us and it dealt this family a different hand. The book was an easy read took me barely a couple of hours to get through it. Maybe I wanted to know how it ended and that made me immerse completely into the lives of these women.
A sweet, emotional read that stole a piece of my heart.
P. S. I have become soft and gooey nowadays, quite emotional since the pandemic. I too miss the kickass, thriller-y me with bloodlust in my heart. One day I will be back.
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A sudden departure. A story decades in the making.
The chaotic but happy equilibrium of the Nightingale family is thrown into disarray when Cecily—whose children can’t remember her ever being remotely spontaneous—disappears to a Greek island with no warning or explanation.
Her reasons for doing something so out of character are a total mystery to her three daughters, high-powered executive Felicity, unfulfilled GP Julia and organised mother-of-five Lily. What connection could she possibly have with Kefalonia?
But Cecily has gone to continue a story she thought ended decades ago—one that could have a huge impact on her family. And when she returns, she’ll have to tell them the truth.
Will Cecily be able to hold her family together once she reveals her big secret? And might she discover that she’s not the only one with a story to tell?
Publication Date: July 2020
I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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It’s ok to let out your sensitive side, girl!! This pandemic is getting to us all… I’m here for you! ….or, I’m back for you! Ha ha!
wifey!! you are back!! yaayyy that’s fantastic
Well, for now! I’m hoping to stick around… But, we’ll see what the world does about that. 😅
I’m quite enjoying the ‘soft and gooey’ side of the thriller loving Shalini!
oh yes, Jaya, I am only buying soft reads nearly every day… hoarding them up, so it feels.
I get teary eye while reading tweets, watching commercials.. just about anything really.
That’s a great review!
Thank you so much ❤️
I do like the sound of this one… not too romantic…
Thank you so much David. It was a sweet read
Lovely review, I’m jelly. I was rejected ;(
Soft and gooey is good! Glad you enjoyed it, this sounds like another one to add to my list!!