If Wishes Were Horses Paperback – 12 Sep 2009
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A tale of growing up, growing old and letting go.
Top Customer Reviews
I was hooked by this story and found it hard to put down, even at 3am. I recommend this book to those wanting a cracking good read. I await Sallyann's next novel. This is clever stuff, beautifully written.
I met Sallyann last winter when she was celebrating having finished this book and so naturally I was intrigued to see how her first fiction writing would turn out.
I was delighted with this story, it is wonderfully readable, flowing comfortably, immediately drawing the reader into a situation many would find themselves easily identifying with and understanding. Mrs J.F. who at 80 is now approaching the end of her days in a matter of months through terminal illness, has important family scores to settle...
Getting into the mindset of J.F. (there is a reason for using these initials only in my review) Sallyann anchors her storytelling beautifully with cosy domestic detail that is strangely comforting and reassuring - the reader feels at home with her heroine and anxious that she shouldn't really achieve what she feels she must do - however perfect a crime her plan would seem to be. Geographically the book is set around Lyme Regis, I liked the way we moved around that area, enjoying the sights and sounds of such a beautiful place. Food and drink are described attractively throughout, completing the pictures in a real and interesting way.
Written partly in the present and partly in flashback you always know where you are as each chapter begins with the date, place and time. This is a helpful device and works well.
A family drama that has no delusions about the way parents and children interact, hurt and pains which are carried for years; the lioness wanting to defend her cubs long into their lives.Read more ›
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