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the house we grow up in by lisa jewell my blog review

on August 21, 2014

THE HOUSE WE GREW UP IN BY LISA JEWELL
THE BLURB 
Meet the Bird Family.
All four children have an idyllic childhood: a picture book cottage in a country village, a warm, cosy kitchen filled with love and laughter, sun-drenched afternoons in a rambling garden.
But one Easter weekend a tragedy strikes the Bird family that is so devastating that, almost imperceptibly, it begins to tear them apart.
The years pass and the children become adults and begin to develop their own quite separate lives. Soon it’s almost as though they’ve never been a family at all.
Almost. But not quite.
Because something has happened that will call them home, back to the house they grew up in – and to what really happened that Easter weekend all those years ago.
WHAT I SAY 
I got to say i find this book hard to read but i was glued to the story it was so good it a very emotional read so that alone makes it a very good book .It a very good portrayal of a family that are falling apart the issue in the story are very serious and very well researched 
Lorelei was very ill she just loves easter so much she loves to have the family there and cook a lovely meal for them she loves to plant around the garden eggs to her easter very special but one year some very bad happens and the family to me seem to fall apart
Most of the family move on as grow up now but Lorelei stays in the family home I did find Lorelei very wired i just had to carry on reading to see what was going on the book takes you back to when the kids were small and then jumps back to present day it wrote in story very well easy to follow if my mum did some of the things Lorelei did i would of die as a kid 
I would have gone mad at her 
She got this thing about buying thingsi not sure why ? 
I like the way the whole deal with grief they all deal with it in there own way it was very hard to read at times 
We discover at lot of family secrets we get to know the whole family so well the book very well researched you just got hooked in the story i hate to think of any living living like they do it just mad to me i would have to try to sort it out i go each week to see my mum 
I like Lorelei emails to jim her on line lover it very good she very open about what going on and about her life it made you understand it a bit more 
The book very well written it was just not for me i got to say 3 stars ok read borrow i wouldn’t read again i like to thank net gallery for letting me read it 
About the Author
Lisa Jewell had always planned to write her first book when she was fifty. In fact, she wrote it when she was twenty-seven and had just been made redundant from her job as a secretary. Inspired by Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity, a book about young people just like her who lived in London, she wrote the first three chapters of what was to become her first novel, Ralph’s Party. It went on to become the bestselling debut novel of 1998.
Eleven bestselling novels later, she lives in London with her husband and their two daughters. Lisa writes every day in a local cafe where she can drink coffee, people-watch, and, without access to the internet, actually get some work done.

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One response to “the house we grow up in by lisa jewell my blog review

  1. I have this book on my netgalley shelf as well and will let you know what I think 🙂 xx

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