Sunday, 17 January 2016

Book review: The Angel Tree by Lucinda Riley

"Thirty years have passed since Greta left Marchmont Hall, a grand and beautiful house nestled in the hills of rural Monmouthshire. But when she returns to the Hall for Christmas, at the invitation of her old friend David Marchmont, she has no recollection of her past association with it - the result of a dreadful accident that has blanked out more than two decades of her life. Then, during a walk through the wintry landscape, she stumbled across a grave in the woods, and the weathered inscription on the headstone tells her that a little boy is buried there. 

With David's help, Greta embarks on a quest to rediscover her lost memories, and begins to piece together the fragments of not only her own story, but also that of her daughter, Cheska, the tragic victim of circumstances beyond her control. And, most definitely, not the angel she appeared to be..."

If you asked me to describe this novel by Lucinda Riley in one word, I would say it's captivating.

From the very first page I was sucked into Greta's world, learning about her life and all that has came from it. I know the term "page-turner" is used often, but in the case of The Angel Tree it is most certainly true. 

Through this novel Riley has created a beautiful, breathtaking and heart-wrenching story. A sorry of love, friendship and loss, with the scenic Marchmont Hall at its centre. 

I picked this book up months ago, and I regret not reading this spellbinding story until now. I was truly within its grasp as I read about Greta and her daughter Cheska's lives - I didn't even put it down while eating my dinner! 

I highly suggest you should go and buy this book. Trust me, you won't be disappointed!

Till next time,

Naomi x

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