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This review is from: Yesterday's Sun (Paperback)This is a lovely story, beautifully written, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
It is about a young woman named Holly who moves to a new village with her husband Tom. Tom is a tv journalist who works away a lot, leaving Holly alone in their new home. She discovers an old moondial in the garden but has no idea of the heartbreak it will bring.
The moondial brings visions of the future, and for Holly it is a terrible one. She finds a future with Tom widowed and struggling to bring up his baby daughter alone following her own death in childbirth.
For Holly this means dreadful choices ahead, does she stop herself from conceiving the beautiful baby she has already seen and fallen in love with, or go ahead and face the fact that she will more than likely die?
A totally original idea I thought, I have never read any other book like it, and what a terrible situation to find yourself in. The characters are warmly and lovingly portrayed, Holly is tremendously likeable, as is her husband Tom, her new friend, elderly Jocelyn, and even the delightful baby inb her visions. It is a story in which to lose yourself, and emerge later regretfully as it is a lovely warm place to be, in spite of the harrowing situation Holly finds herself in. Do not be put off this book by thinking it will be too sad, although it is based around potentially heartbreaking choices, it is a lovely almost uplifting book just by the way it is written and the warmth of the characters. Very enjoyable.