On a winter morning she lost a piece of her heart. Can she find it again?
Evangeline isn’t feeling very festive this December.
The frosty mornings and twinkling fairy lights only remind her it’s been a year since she lost her adoptive mother, who took her in as a baby and raised her as her own.
She’s never felt more alone – until she discovers her birth mother’s identity. And where to find her.
A lifetime and thousands of miles have separated Evangeline and Bonnie. Now, travelling to New Zealand could be Evangeline’s chance to confront the woman who gave her up.
But is she ready for what she’ll find?
The answers she’s been looking for, a new family to heal her . . . Or someone she could never have expected?
A bit of a departure for me, a reader of all genres dark and dastardly, but when I was looking for something more life affirming of course I could only turn to Isabelle Broom, a writer I admire greatly for her ability to make you feel everything her characters feel.
The main protagonist in One Winter Morning just happened to mirror a few things in my own life, the recent loss of a much loved adoptive mother and the reaching out for new connections in the wake of that loss. So I devoured Genie’s story through the dark hours of one night and loved every last minute of it.
One Winter Morning is a gorgeous narrative, witty and insightful, with brilliantly drawn authentic characters and a beautifully flowing plot – a kind of road trip for life and all the ups and downs that entails.
Love, loss, letting go and reconnecting, everything that we face as human beings is in here, the group dynamic is flawlessly managed and it is a hugely pleasurable read first page to last.
I am back with murder and mayhem now but One Winter Morning will stay with me. Very excellent.