BOOK BY: Amanda Cox

Tissue alert! This novel will tug at your heart strings and tears may flow – especially as the story comes to an end.

This is the first time I’ve read something by Amanda Cox and it definitely won’t be the last.

I love the author’s engaging voice. She was able to pull me right into her story world as she recounts the early beginnings of an abandoned baby who earns the name of Ivy. The story bounces between her tragic start and her life as a twenty-four year old counsellor – her first few months of life of which she is blissfully unaware.

The death of her grandmother provides Ivy with the chance to escape an abusive relationship and learn about the power of love, strength of family and how our humble beginnings can shape the rest of our lives.

Each character is so wonderfully created that each one goes through something the reader can relate to. A devoted pastoral couple struggling with infertility. A widowed mother who lost her son to suicide and her husband to cancer. A homeless man who becomes a ghost in the night so no child – or person – will ever feel alone when tragedy strikes.

I could gush about this story, but it’s best if you go grab a copy for yourself.

You won’t regret it.

I received an ecopy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions expressed are my own.