Many years ago after reading an article about Adele Parks in Junior magazine we started chatting about her books, book covers and life in general. Since then I have read most of her books and enjoyed them immensely, so I was hugely excited at the opportunity of reviewing her new book Spare Brides.
First of all the cover is stunning and I will readily admit I do judge a book by its cover. I was most certainly not disappointed by the cover of Spare Brides or the story that unfolded when I snuggled down with the dog and a cup of tea (that went cold!).
The story is set in the 1920s and is Adele’s first historical novel. I am fascinated by days gone by and when I was reading it I felt I was actually there. I could quite easily imagine the voices.
The voices are of course Sarah, Ava, Lydia, Beatrice. Four women who are all living after the war, each with their own struggles and stories. An amazing group of women. Strong and delicate in their own ways. The moment a certain man appeared and walked out of the café on Marble Arch I too was desperate for the handsome stranger to reappear.
Without giving too much away it’s worth clearing your diary and settling down to read.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.