Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Book review: The Day of Second Chances by Julie Cohen

Can you imagine keeping a secret so devastating, you couldn't even tell the people you love?

Honor's secret threatens to rob her of the independence she's guarded ferociously for eighty years.

Jo's secret could smash apart the 'normal' family life she's fought so hard to build.

Lydia's secret could bring her love - or the loss of everything that matters to her.

One summer's day, grandmother, mother and daughter's secrets will collide in a single dramatic moment.

Is it too late for second chances?

The most moving story of family, love and womanhood you'll read this year.

Wow.  That is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of this current novel by Julie Cohen.  After closing the book, I had to sit for a few moments in order to process what I had just read. A real page turner without a doubt!

Delving into the family of the Levinson's, Cohen introduces us to a world of secrets and the webs they weave that bind us all. 

This latest novel takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions, and I have to say, I loved all the main characters, even the cantankerous Honor.  In many ways each character resonated with me in certain ways, from Honor's love of literature to the heartache felt by each of the Levinson women. Bound through the love for Stephen, each woman has their own secret, secrets that if discovered has the possibility to tear both their own world and the lives of those around them apart.

While reading The Day of Second Chances I laughed, very nearly cried, and was on the edge of my seat in parts.  I cannot praise nor recommend this novel enough.  Out on the 28th of January 2016, this book will grip you from beginning to end. 

A must-read for 2016!!

Till next time,

Naomi x

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