I really enjoyed Reunion of the Heart by Elaine Jeremiah. A thoroughly pleasant and easy read - a page-turner actually. I found myself wondering how Anna was doing when I wasn't reading the book and looked forward to the next time I could delve into her world. I can see many sparks of impressive narrative from this relatively new author which I hope she develops as she furthers her literary career. Examples of these were 'in the dismal post-divorce house her mother called home' and 'the wind almost blowing her words away'. I imagined this young woman, Anna, in the locations and situations the author placed her in. I think I'm going to miss her for a while, she almost seems like a friend.
I read Reunion of the Heart in the early hours of the morning while feeding my baby son and it says a lot about Elaine Jeremiah’s book that it kept me engaged and interested despite my sleep-deprived state.
The premise of Reunion of the Heart is one that many of us can relate to – the dreaded school reunion. Even if - unlike the main character Anna - you enjoyed your time at school, going to the school reunion is revisiting your past and that can be an unnerving thing. For Anna her school days were far from happy; adding to the mix is a recent breakup with her boyfriend that kick starts the story. An interesting idea told with passion, Reunion of the Heart is a well-written and heart-warming romance that focuses on friendship as well as the ups and downs of romantic relationships.
Elaine Jeremiah does an excellent job of taking the reader on a journey with Anna both emotionally and physically via the reunion of the title, a girly spa weekend, London and Paris. It's a great read for anyone who loves a heartfelt romantic novel.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I really enjoyed this engaging script, the characters feel sincere.. I like how the author turns the tables where the main character Anna is caught in a decision between two men after she herself is the victim of an affair. I also liked the comparison between city and village life. The banter between the housemates fuels the story with the big questions that Anna would otherwise have to face alone and adds a sense of humour to the story It is a fairly predictable but well constructed plot which I found easy to read and highly recommend.