Release date - 29th June 2017
Book length - 432 pages
Publisher - www.penguinrandomhouse.co.uk/publishers/ebury/
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
ABOUT THE BOOK
If you could change the past, would you?
Thirty years ago, something terrible happened to Luna’s mother. Something she’s only prepared to reveal after her death.
Now Luna and her sister have a chance to go back to their mother’s birthplace and settle her affairs. But in Brooklyn they find more questions than answers, until something impossible – magical – happens to Luna, and she meets her mother as a young woman back in the summer of 1977.
At first Luna’s thinks she’s going crazy, but if she can truly travel back in time, she can change things. But in doing anything – everything – to save her mother’s life, will she have to sacrifice her own?
Wouldn't you risk it all to go back in time and right a wrong that would ultimately save your loved one?
Now I know that time travel in a novel can put people off a book before they even turn the cover and having read some dodgy time-travel books I completely understand. But I am writing this review to fiction fans of ALL genres and simply saying, YOU HAVE TO READ THIS NOVEL! Because if you don't, if you dismiss it as a genre that holds no interest to you, you will miss out on a piece of writing that is wonderfully life-affirming, beautiful, and so unbelievably special that I struggle to come up with the right words to do it justice.
Luna is a scientist who returns to her mother's birthplace with her sister to settle her mother's affairs. But while they are trying to deal with their grief something unexplainable begins to happen to Luna, who tries to explain the unexplainable with every scientific fact and logic in her armory. But as she finds herself in the past that was her mother's, Luna is determined to fix what was broken and in that way save her mother's life. But the past is not always bright and there are elements of darkness that are waiting for her. Can she change the past without destroying the future?
Beautifully detailed, THE SUMMER OF IMPOSSIBLE THINGS by Rowan Coleman effortlessly transported me from the past to the present, and like everything written by Rowan, I finished this novel energised and ready to conquer the world. This book had me feeling every emotion possible and I did not put it down from the moment I read the first line - there was no sleep for me that night! Like I said before, I'm actually struggling with this review as I don't really know how to convey just how amazing it really is, so I'll keep it simple. Superb. Outstanding. Inspiring. And now one of my favourite books of all-time.
Rowan Coleman lives with her husband, and five children in a very full house in Hertfordshire. She juggles writing novels with raising her family which includes a very lively set of toddler twins whose main hobby is going in the opposite directions. When she gets the chance, Rowan enjoys sleeping, sitting and loves watching films; she is also attempting to learn how to bake.
Rowan would like to live every day as if she were starring in a musical, although her daughter no longer allows her to sing in public. Despite being dyslexic, Rowan loves writing, and The Memory Book is her eleventh novel. Others include The Accidental Mother, Lessons in Laughing Out Loud and the award-winning Dearest Rose, a novel which lead Rowan to become an active supporter of domestic abuse charity Refuge, donating 100% of royalties from the ebook publication of her novella, Woman Walks Into a Bar, to the charity. Rowan does not have time for ironing. For more information:
Website - rowancoleman.co.uk
Twitter - twitter.com/rowancoleman
Facebook - www.facebook.com/rowancolemanauthor/
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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