What I Say:
Simply put, I was totally blown away by this book!
The character of Maria is just so likeable and relatable. I had a very clear image of her in my head from the very first page and she stayed with me long after I finished reading. Working with elderly people on a daily basis has opened my eyes to their lives and the monotony so many of them face, so I really related to Maria's lifestyle.
When her little world is turned upside down, my heart broke for her. I can't even imagine how lost she must have felt. I genuinely lived her fear, her confusion. Ruby has a great way with words and makes emotion come to life and leap off the page.
I could blabber on for ages about how beautiful, sweet, intriguing etc etc this story is but I won't because I'm afraid I will give something away. I absolutely adored reading this book and I look forward to more from this author.
Just gorgeous, heart warming and life affirming. 9/10
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Thanks to Sarah Hardy and the team at Bookouture for allowing me to read an early copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.