The Beauty of Broken Things

by Victoria Connelly

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"The only way to get through this is to get through this”

This novel was a heart-breaking book filled with hope, growth and healing. Luke and Orla are brought together, through their love and subsequent grief of Helen.

Helen Hansard, Luke’s wife, was killed in a tragic accident coming home on the train one night.

The Beauty of Broken Things was written in such a sensitive tone, that brings you to tears many times. A beautiful and poignant story filled with grief, fear and the memory of love.

Any details I give in this review would take away the captivating storytelling that pulls you into this book.

Victoria Connelly is a bestselling author of two series – Austen Addicts and The Book Lovers, and her first published novel Flights of Angel, was made into a film in 2008 by Ziegler Films in Germany.

I want to thank NetGalley for the opportunity of reading an advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.


The Midnight Library

One Library, Infinite Lives

by Matt Haig

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I fell into listening to The Midnight Library. I had heard of the Author but knew had not read this book description. This book deserves my 5-star rating.

We follow the trials & disappointments of Nora and her life filled with guilt. Matt Haig reminds us that even a ‘perfect life’ has some regrets. I have never read a clearer or more straightforward depiction of how anxiety, depression or thoughts of suicide can overtake your everyday thinking.

Choose one thing every day to celebrate; some days, choose two because there will always be days that you are unable to choose any.

“The game is never over until it is over. It isn’t over if there is a single pawn still on the board.” - @MattHaig1 #TheMidnightLibrary.