Tuesday, 12 May 2015

My Review of The Faerie Tree by Jane Cable


Authors BlurbC:
How can a memory so vivid be wrong?

I tried to remember the first time I’d been here and to see the tree through Izzie’s eyes. The oak stood on a rise just above the path; not too tall or wide but graceful and straight, its trunk covered in what I can only describe as offerings – pieces of ribbon, daisy chains, a shell necklace, a tiny doll or two and even an old cuckoo clock.
"Why do people do this?" Izzie asked.
I winked at her. "To say thank you to the fairies."

In the summer of 1986 Robin and Izzie hold hands under The Faerie Tree and wish for a future together. Within hours tragedy rips their dreams apart.

In the winter of 2006, each carrying their own burden of grief, they stumble back into each other’s lives and try to create a second chance. But why are their memories of 1986 so different? And which one of them is right?

With strong themes of paganism, love and grief, The Faerie Tree is a novel as gripping and unputdownable as Jane Cable’s first book, The Cheesemaker’s House, which won the Suspense & Crime category of The Alan Titchmarsh Show’s People’s Novelist competition. It is a story that will resonate with fans of romance, suspense, and folklore.


MY REVIEW - 4 star

I received an Arc copy from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.

A family drama, surrounding relationships.  The family surrounds are set in the Hampshire county.  Izzie and Claire are the main characters it is almost Christmas, the first time they will be without Conner who was Izzie's husband and Claire's father.  It will be their first Christmas without him, his death is very recent only a few months before, and they are both trying to help each other with their grief.

One day Izzie bumps into an old friend Robin who she has not seen or heard from in twenty years, back then he was in employment and in a romance with Izzie, but he vanished and till now she has not known where or why he vanished.  Now she sees him and is shocked because he is a tramp, not the same Robin she remembers.

This is a heartwarming story, which sort of pulls you into the belief that The Faerie Tree, which they visit will solve everything, and Robin had taken Izzie there the day before he vanished.

Lovely story, one you like to cuddle up on the sofa and get involved in.