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THE LOVE SONG OF MISS QUEENIE HENNESSY BY RACHEAL JOYLE

on April 27, 2015

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THE LOVE SONG OF MISS QUEENIE HENNESSY BY RACHEAL JOYLE

THE BLURB
From the author of the 2 million+ copy, worldwide bestseller, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, an exquisite, funny and heartrending parallel story.

When Queenie Hennessy discovers that Harold Fry is walking the length of England to save her, and all she has to do is wait, she is shocked. Her note had explained she was dying. How can she wait?

A new volunteer at the hospice suggests that Queenie should write again; only this time she must tell Harold everything. In confessing to secrets she has hidden for twenty years, she will find atonement for the past. As the volunteer points out, ‘Even though you’ve done your travelling, you’re starting a new journey too.’

Queenie thought her first letter would be the end of the story. She was wrong. It was the beginning.

Told in simple, emotionally-honest prose, with a mischievous bite, this is a novel about the journey we all must take to learn who we are; it is about loving and letting go. And most of all it is about finding joy in unexpected places and at times we least expect.

WHAT I SAY

WOW I LOVE THIS BOOK

After reading The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold fry i got to read this book both are just so warm and brilliant written the story just so powerful it can be read as a standalone book but i say try to read the other first it just set this story up for you

I enjoy hearing all about Quennie and Harold past i enjoy we got to hear so much of Quennie childhood it help to set the story up for us

Her life seem very action packed she worked in a brewery it sounded hard work she was such a brave lady and very caring . The guilt she was carrying around with her was told so well you really felt for her

She was drying and want to share her life we get to hear all about her friendship with Harold it was packed with heart wrenching moments it was very emotional to read

Quennie been told that Harold walking the length of England to get to her before she dies she get sister Mary to write everything down for her she tell her all her thoughts and confessions it just hooked me it was gripping to read it a very passionate and heartfelt tale she tell

The story got lots of sorrow, guilt , loneliness and sadness but then it got hope that Quennie gets her last wish

Omg when Harold reaches the hospices it just so heartbreaking and sad it just so moving it a lovely story of love and friendship

It so well written i just was totally absorbed in the story i finish in a day i like the writing style it very descriptive and scenes in the hospice were marvellous the way they were told

I enjoy the honour that was added to the story it mix in so well a lot of secrets are told did you guess any ?

I recommend this book to you all it just a lovely read

5 dolls(5stars )

i would to thank netgalley for letting me read any review

About the Author
Rachel Joyce is the author of the Sunday Times and international bestsellers The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Perfect. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and has been translated into 34 languages. Rachel Joyce was awarded the Specsavers National Book Awards ‘New Writer of the Year’ in December 2012. She is also the author of the digital short story, A Faraway Smell of Lemon and is the award-winning writer of over 30 original afternoon plays and classic adaptations for BBC Radio 4. Rachel Joyce lives with her family in Gloucestershire

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One response to “THE LOVE SONG OF MISS QUEENIE HENNESSY BY RACHEAL JOYLE

  1. Lucy Ends says:

    I gave The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy to my mum and she loved them, and keeps asking me if I’ve read them yet. I haven’t, but they are both waiting on my Kindle. I’ll have to make a start on them when I’ve finished my Jojo Moyes marathon. 🙂

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