Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: The Making of Us

'Waiting On' Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
The Making of Us by Lisa Jewell

Publisher: Century (Random Imprint)
Release Date: 12th May 2011

Summary (amazon):
In a hospice in Bury St Edmunds, a man called Daniel is slowly fading away. His friend Maggie sits with him every day; she holds his hand and she listens to the story of his life, to his regrets and to his secrets. And then he tells her about the children he has never met and never will. He talks of them wistfully. His legacy, he calls them.

Lydia, Dean and Robyn don't know each other. Yet. And they are all facing difficult changes. Lydia is still wearing the scars from her traumatic childhood and although she is wealthy and successful, her life is lonely and disjointed. Dean is a young man, burdened with unexpected responsibility, whose life is going nowhere. And Robyn wants to be a doctor, just like her father – a man she's never met. But is her whole life built on an illusion?

Three people leading three very different lives. All lost. All looking for something. But when they slowly find their way into each other’s lives, everything starts to change …

I started reading Lisa Jewell when I had not long since left school, one of my first adult books I'd read, and ten years on I still follow her books religiously. She has an amazing writing style that keeps me reading and loving the characters.

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