#Blogtour #Review: Saturdays At Noon by Rachel Marks @Rache1Marks @sriya_v @MichaelJBooks #SaturdaysAtNoon
Release date - 6th February 2020
Book length - 432 pages
Publisher - Penguin
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I want to thank Sriya from Michael Joseph Books for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Emily just wants to keep the world away.
After getting into trouble yet again, she's agreed to attend anger management classes. But she refuses to share her deepest secrets with a room full of strangers.
Jake just wants to keep his family together.
He'll do anything to save his marriage and bond with his six-year-old son, Alfie. But when he's paired with spiky Emily, he wonders whether opening up will do more harm than good.
The two of them couldn't be more different. Yet when Alfie, who never likes strangers, meets Emily, something extraordinary happens.
Could one small boy change everything?
SATURDAYS AT NOON by Rachel Marks is a story that completely took me by surprise and had me gripped with its emotional and eye-opening story about life, and the unexpected paths it takes with unexpected people that will change you along the way.
Jake is at anger management because he is desperate to figure out his life and fix his family. They are all struggling in their own ways and shouting the roof off at every turn isn't going to make things better so he is willing to see if anyone at this group can help him. He is desperate and something has to change because Alfie, his little boy, is all that matters at the end of the day.
Emily is at anger management because it is court-ordered but she has nothing in common with these people, especially Jake. But sometimes looks can be deceiving and beneath her hard and tough exterior is a more vulnerable Emily who just needs to connect with someone who she can understand. She just never guessed it would be a six-year-old boy ...
This book got me in the heart and I devoured it in one evening. Jake is frustrated by his son's behaviour and his wife's detachment from it all and he lashes out with angry words, but it becomes so obvious to see that his frustration is fear for the fact that his little boy is different and fear that the world will never accept him. Emily has been hurt so badly in the past so it's no wonder she has built up these high walls around herself and her heart but when she meets Alfie, Jake's son, she can relate to him in ways that many have never tried to before and is willing to let Alfie be Alfie no matter what and no matter how difficult it can sometimes be. And then there is Alfie, who is always perceptive and refreshingly himself, who stole the show in this story and taught me so much as I read each page.
I had a lump in my throat when I finished SATURDAYS AT NOON by Rachel Marks and I'm sure I'm not the only reader who felt that way. Rachel Marks has written a story that is so moving, a story that will help so many families feel less alone, and a story that will stay with you long after you turn the final page. I cannot wait to read what's next from this superb author.
My debut novel, Saturdays at Noon, is out NOW and is about two mismatched strangers who meet at anger management and an extraordinary little boy who eventually helps them see everything differently. I really hope you enjoy it.
I live in Gloucestershire with my husband and two young sons. When I'm not writing, I love travelling, snowboarding and photography.
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Twitter - twitter.com/Rache1Marks
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