I read five 5 star books in July, and I have chosen The Summer of Impossible Things, by Rowan Coleman as my winner, due to it being a beautiful, emotional and thought provoking story that introduced the magic of time travel and a lot of love into my life.
However, I do think Manipulated Lives, by H.A. Leuschel deserves a mention, as it made safe second place and is a fascinating collection of five powerful and thought provoking character led stories which delve into the lives and minds of interesting characters that have stayed with me even after finishing the book.
If you could change the past, would you?
****This summer, get ready to believe in Impossible Things with the brand 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.
‘Prepare to lose your heart…’ LISA JEWELL
‘A lovely, magical, time-bending read…’ MATT HAIG
A beautiful lush novel about family, courage, sacrifice and love in all its guises from the Sunday Times bestselling author of THE MEMORY BOOK.
The Summer of Impossible Things is the first book I’ve read by this author, despite her books having been recommended to me on many occasions. It’s my usual excuse of so many talented authors, thousands of great books, and not enough hours in the day. If only time would slow down each time I decided to read a book.
Wow! The ‘Author’s Note’ alone at the very beginning had me completely fascinated and bursting with anticipation and excitement. I was fascinated by the idea behind the book and gripped by this wonderful story. It had a feel of Back to the Future, Stephen King’s 11.22.63 and a non-scary version of A Nightmare on Elm Street, due to what appeared to be the ability to bring things back from a dream.
I adored this story and the characters within it. For the days I was reading it, I struggled to think of anything else. I was consumed with concern about what the outcome of this story would be. My mind was working overtime trying to think of all the possibilities. I even found myself thinking about it instead of sleeping, as I felt torn between which outcome I thought would be best for everyone, and worried how I would cope if it didn’t turn out as I hoped. I went through a variety of emotions throughout this journey, and yes, I did cry real tears.
I feel so lucky to have read this beautiful, emotional and thought provoking story that introduced the magic of time travel and a lot of love into my life. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves reading, whether you enjoy science fiction, time travel, romance, women’s fiction, family sagas, thought provoking ideas, character led stories or books that make your heart ache and your eyes cry. This story has enough love and magic for everyone.
On that note, I’ll leave you with this quote from the book:
“When humans believe in stories extraordinary things happen.”
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