Rewrite The Stars by Emma Heatherington
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
From the moment they meet one December day there’s something between Charlotte Taylor and her brother’s best friend, Tom Farley. But Tom’s already taken and Charlie has to let him go…
It’s another five years before their paths cross again only a secret from the past forces Charlie to make a choice. She promises herself she’ll never look back…
The years pass and Charlie moves on with her life but she can never forget Tom. He’s always there whispering ‘What if?’.
Can Charlie leave the life she has built for one last chance with Tom? Or is the one that got away not really the one at all…?
This book was an enjoyable read and I was quickly engrossed in the story.
The story follows Charlotte/Charlie through the years after meeting Tom – how different would her life have been if she had made different decisions each time they met?
It is difficult to say more about the story without giving away the various twists to the story – however I found the story to be well written, heartbreaking in places, believable (although maybe Jack was slightly too perfect?) and thought provoking – many of us will wonder what would have happened if some event in their life went differently.
This is the first book I’ve read by Emma Heatherington and I look forward to reading more – this was a very emotional story.
Thank you to NetGalley and HarperFiction for a review copy – my thoughts about the book are totally my own.
Emma Heatherington has penned more than thirty educational short films, plays and musicals as well as eleven novels, two of which were written under the pseudonym Emma Louise Jordan.
She was ghost-writer to Irish country music legend Philomena Begley and Liverpool born Nathan Carter, whose autobiography Born for the Road was nominated for an Irish Book Award.
Emma’s novel, The Legacy of Lucy Harte, was an eBook bestseller in both the UK and US.
She lives in her native Donaghmore, Co Tyrone, with her partner Jim McKee and their children Jordyn, Jade, Dualta, Adam and Sonny James.