We are all made of Stars

April 28, 2016

 

Blurb

Stella Carey exists in a world of night. Married to an ex-soldier, she leaves the house every evening as Vincent locks himself away, along with the scars and the secrets he carries.

During her nursing shifts, Stella writes letters for her patients to their loved ones - some full of humour, love and practical advice, others steeped in regret or pain – and promises to post these messages after their deaths. Until one night Stella writes the letter that could give her patient one last chance at redemption, if she delivers it in time…

 

I was drinking...

Pukka 'night ' tea late into the small dark hours ! Relaxing oat flower, lavender & limeflower, normally I just drift away, but I wanted to keep reading this story.

 

 

In my opinion...

I had read so many good reviews of this novel that I entered its world with some trepidation, one man’s meat and all that.

 

Within minutes I was caught up and wanted to keep reading it. The chapters are short, perfect for on a journey. The perspective keeps changing, so continually keeps your interest but without being difficult to follow, and, best of all, the characters are real and totally credible. What a wonderful name for our 'heroine'.

 

I do have knowledge of an hospice and its nursing staff- it’s accurate. I do have knowledge of ex -soldiers and life afterwards- it’s real. I do have knowledge of what it’s like to be in love....

 

The letters are fascinating- I read widely and it takes a lot to force a tear from me, but this story moved me.

 

Well written,  thought provoking, but ultimately also uplifting , this novel justly deserves the acclaim it has received.

 

My rating...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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