Since I wrote my post about finding balance in my life, and dealing with my depression through self-care. I have been taking time for myself in the evenings, or on the quiet moments I have during the day. I'm a little bookworm at heart but since having Emily it is one of the things I have let slide but I am eager to get back. So when I was offered the opportunity to review 'The winter Children' by Lulu Taylor and I jumped at the chance. This is Lulu Taylor's 7th novel, and she is a amazing writer. I have to say I have never read any books by her but I will definitely be purchasing some more.
When I recieved the book, I was immediately drawn in by the cover, it is one of the prettiest covers I have stumbled upon in ages. It would make the perfect gift at Christmas with its snowy cover. I couldn't wait to start reading, there is nothing better than a new book. Is anyone else obsessed with the smell of a new book?
As soon as I started reading the book I was hooked, I couldn't put the book down. The tale is fast pasted, and you will find yourself getting absorbed by the characters. Like all good stories that keep you turning the pages it has a fair few twists and complications along the way but I think it ends perfectly, it doesn't leave you wondering like most books do. I don't want to give too much away because I really recommend it and think that you should go and read it for yourself.
Behind a selfless act of kindness lies dark intentions.. Olivia and Dan Felbeck are blissfully happy when their longed-for twins arrive after years of IVF. At the same time, they make the move to Renniston Hall, a huge, Elizabethan house that belongs to absent friends. Living rent-free in a small part of the unmodernised house, once a boarding school, they can begin to enjoy the family life they've always wanted. But there is a secret at the heart of their family, one the Olivia does not yet know. And the house, too, holds its darkness deep within it..
Thank you to MumsNet and Pan Macmillan for providing me with a copy in exchange for a review, it has been really refreshing to snuggle up with my head in a book.