Wednesday, 20 January 2016
Our Song by Dani Atkins
Thanks to LoveReading.co.uk and Simon & Schuster, I received an ARC copy of this in exchange for an honest review...............
Four people. One night to decide their past, present and future.
It's a December night and Joe is on his way home minding his own business one night past a park when he hears panicked cries for help from some kids. When Joe rushes to their aid, their brother Marty and their dog Todd have fallen through some ice and into the lake below. Marty is rescued and brought to safety but the kids screams for Joe to go back in and save their dog, he tells the kids to wait there and under no circumstances to follow him.
Across town David is dropped off on a corner not far from the Department store where he needs to do some last minute Christmas shopping, the place is full of last minute shoppers, as he makes his way through the heaving crowds he starts to feel unwell and puts it down that he must be coming down with the flu and continues on but he gets to the counter and feels very hot and sweaty. The shop assistant gets him a bottle of water, still convinced it's the flu the assistant offers him a seat but he doesn't make it and hits the floor.
Upon receiving the news that their husbands both Ally and Charlotte race to be at their respected husbands bedsides awaiting news only to discover they're both in the same hospital. This is the story of Ally and Charlotte, whose paths have intersected over the years although they've never really been good friends but fate is going to bring them together for one last, dramatic time and change their lives forever.
What a beautiful, emotional and thought provoking story, I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it. This story had it all from family, love to more sensitive and hard-hitting issues which were dealt with perfectly and it was well researched and written in a very sensitive and compassionate manner. I found I had tears streaming down my face at the end along with shedding a few along the way as it really meant a lot to me as I'm a huge supporter of this issue for years now, so grab this book, curl up on the couch with a few tissues and prepare to have a few lump in your throat moments too. This is the first book I've read by Dani Atkins and I'm really looking forward to reading more of her books. I would highly recommend her if you haven't read any of her books already. I would definitely even say that this is definitely going to huge this year and is already my favourite book that I've read so far.
Our Song is available on Kindle from 21st January and in all good bookstores from the 28th of January 2016.