Sunday, January 20, 2019

Review: Saving You

Title:  Saving You
Author: Charlotte Nash
Publisher: 29th January 2019 by Hachette Australia
Pages: 384 pages
How I Read It: ARC book
Genre: contemporary fiction
My Rating: 5 cups

One single mother. Three escaped pensioners. A road trip across the United States.
The new emotionally compelling page-turner by Australia's Charlotte Nash.
In their tiny pale green cottage under the trees, Mallory Cook and her five-year-old son, Harry, are a little family unit who weather the storms of life together. Money is tight after Harry's father, Duncan, abandoned them to expand his business in New York. So when Duncan fails to return Harry after a visit, Mallory boards a plane to bring her son home any way she can.
During the journey, a chance encounter with three retirees on the run from their care home leads Mallory on an unlikely group road trip across the United States. Zadie, Ernie, and Jock each have their own reasons for making the journey and along the way the four of them will learn the lengths they will travel to save each other - and themselves.
Saving You is the beautiful, emotionally compelling page-turner by Charlotte Nash, best selling Australian author of The Horseman and The Paris Wedding. If you love the stories of Jojo Moyes and Fiona McCallum you will devour this book.

My Thoughts

‘Saving You’ by Aussie author Charlotte Nash initially had me perplexed - this looked to be a real departure from her usual storytelling. Having read and loved her, ‘The Paris Wedding’ (HERE) what would my thoughts be on this new style? Well, I am happy to report I loved it. Charlotte takes the reader on such a heartwarming venture that will take you from the crest of laughter to the trough of despair. What a rollercoaster!

There is just so much to love about this book - the main character, Mallory, goes on an amazing literal and figurative life changing journey. The three retirees (on the run from their aged care facility) Zadie, Ernie, and Jock, whilst an unlikely combination are fabulous within their own right. Then there is AJ, the rugged love interest. These five key characters, each with their own hurts and wishes, bring together a range of issues that Charlotte tackles seamlessly and works together wonderfully well for the reader. Each may be facing their own demons, but it is in working together that they will hopefully be able to move forward.

The road trip across America is a great escapade in its own right, but the journey itself brings with it as much tears and heartache as it does joy. Each will be challenged and there are some definite surprises along the way, one that had me audibly gasping in shock. All up, I highly recommend that you go and grab/order a copy of Charlotte’s latest book for a tale that is infused with much laughter, many tears and a hope for reconciliation for the future.

“ was addictive in its promise of goodness and wonder, in its hope that even in the dark cracks of sorrow, something better could come again.”

This review is based on a complimentary copy from the publisher and provided through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The quoted material may have changed in the final release

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