Two Fridays in April written by Roisin Meaney is not only a brilliant read but one which showed how one much loved man's demise affected those he left behind.
I have been a fan of Roisin Meaney from the first moment I read The Daisy Picker
, I continued to follow her career and have loved every book she has ever written. With Two Fridays in April in my opinion Roisin has not only written a fabulous read but one which I truly think she has outdone herself with not only brilliant story-telling but she has brought the pain of grief to life through characters I could not help but care for.
Finn is the centre point of the main characters and as they narrate their own story this is one book which not only shows the pain of grief but also Roisin Meaney certainly has a clear understanding of how death affects a family in so many different but very painful ways.
Daphne is Finn's second wife and though a few years younger than Finn it was clear they had a very loving relationship which makes it so hard for Daphne to come to terms with the loss of the one man she has loved more than the other main man in her life and that is Jack Daphne's father. Daphne is a beautiful character inside and out and her emotions were very raw when we first get to know her.
Through the narration of Daphne, her step daughter Una Darling, mother in law Mo Darling and Daphne's own mother Isobel Franklin we see how much Finn Darling was loved and admired by all who knew him but we also have an insight into each of the women's lives through their own narration.
Why I loved this book so much was Roisin Meaney is not only a brilliant story-teller who brings her characters alive through vivid writing but she also understands how the loss of one man can knock the families foundations. This for me is also a book of goodness and how acts of kindness can show friendship and hope at the most difficult of times.
Two Fridays in April written by Roisin Meaney is a book which I am happy to recommend to all those who not only love books of fiction which show human emotion at the rawest but also has life lessons and understanding throughout, for me personally it showed that life can continue after the loss of a loved one while happiness comes from the most unexpected sources.
Two Fridays in April is one book which had me captivated from page one therefore I am happy to recommend this marvellous read to other readers of fiction which is filled with precious life lessons throughout.