#BlogTour #BookReview – The Anniversary by Hilary Boyd @HilaryBoyd @JennyPlatt90

The Anniversary is a book that will test your emotions.  It is powerfully real, incredibly heartfelt and the storytelling is rather exquisite.

41trINkR6BL._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_‘Is the one you tried to forget the one you can’t live without?

Stella once thought that if she never saw Jack again, it would be too soon.  But life has other plans for her and her stubborn, handsome ex-husband.

Looking after their daughter in a time of need, Stella finds herself unwillingly reunited with the man she shared the best years of her life with – followed by the worst.

Where tragedy once tore them apart, now Stella and Jack are being drawn back together. But each of them has a new partner and a new life.

Should they fight temptation?  Should the past remain the past?  Or are some loves simply meant to be?’

Stella and Jack had a happy life together all those years ago.  They didn’t merely co-exist, they were in love and their lives were made even better when their children came along.  Until one day, tragedy struck and everything was thrown into a whirlwind.

Years later, Stella and Jack are no longer together.  Jack has married someone else, and Stella has been in a long term relationship, with whom she is now no longer living with.  Times have moved on and Stella and Jack’s once young daughter, Eve, is now pregnant with her first child.  Could this now be the time to mend broken bridges and tie up all the anger, grief and loose ends of what happened all those years ago!?

The strength of these characters help build a story for the reader that makes you want to bury the grief that is at the core of this family, and follow them as a once husband and wife try to rebuild a relationship for the sake of their daughter that needs them.  Is it too late to love again?

This is a tale full to the brim with tears.  It is a story that shows that no one is perfect, but ultimately asks the question whether love is an emotion that overpowers the rest?!  This is a sensitive read that deserves your attention.  Beautifully written, well crafted and refreshing with the issues it raises.

Thank you to Jenny Platt at Michael Joseph, Penguin for inviting me onto the blog tour. It is incredibly appreciated.

F x


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