Em & Me by Beth Morrey

Thank you to Harper Collins for a digital proof copy via NetGalley to read and review. I’m sharing a mini review today.

Synopsis:

A mother.
A daughter.
A secret waiting to be discovered.

For too long – since the sudden death of her mother as a teenager, since the birth of her daughter, Em, when she was just seventeen – Delphine has been unable to let go of the past, obsessed with protecting Em and clinging to a secret that could ruin everything. She’s been living life in safe shades of grey.

The day that Delphine finally stands up for herself is the day that changes everything.

Delphine begins to remember what it’s like to want more: rediscovering her singing voice, opening herself to friendship, and reviving not only her mother’s roots, but her mother’s memories. As her life begins to fill with colour, can she be brave for herself and for Em? And what would happen if she finally told the truth?

A big-hearted, hopeful novel about finding second chances – and taking them.

My thoughts:

Another excellent book by Beth Morrey.

I loved Saving Missy and this has the same feel, despite the 
story being very different. Beth creates characters for the 
reader to care about. Grief has hurt Delphine and her dad, and they need to move forward with their lives.

I also loved how the love of books runs through the story, as 
Emily and Delphine discuss their reading. Letty was my 
favourite character - and what a fabulous character she is.

Thank you for the opportunity to read and review this upliftingand emotional book. I laughed and I cried in places, and I'm 
happy to recommend this lovely book.

By Karen K is reading

An avid reader from the age of 4. Love escaping into a good novel after a busy day working with students. Mum of teenagers. Adopter of dogs.

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