#Review: Days of Wonder by Keith Stuart @keefstuart @ClaraHDiaz @LittleBrownUK #DaysOfWonder #SphereBooks #Netgalley
Release date - 7th June 2018
Book length - 480 pages
Publisher - Sphere (Little Brown)
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank Clara from www.littlebrown.co.uk for providing me with an e-copy of this book via Netgalley.
ABOUT THE BOOK
A story about family, love and finding magic in everyday life, Days of Wonder is the most moving novel you'll read all year.
Tom, single father to Hannah, is the manager of a tiny local theatre. On the same day each year, he and its colourful cast of part-time actors have staged a fantastical production just for his little girl, a moment of magic to make her childhood unforgettable.
But there is another reason behind these annual shows: the very first production followed Hannah's diagnosis with a heart condition that will end her life early. And now, with Hannah a funny, tough girl of fifteen, that time is coming.
Hannah's heart is literally broken - and she can't bear the idea of her dad's breaking too. So she resolves to find a partner for Tom, someone else to love, to fill the space beside him.
While all the time Tom plans a final day of magic that might just save them both.
Days of Wonder is the stunning follow-up to Keith Stuart's much-loved debut A Boy Made of Blocks - and a book to fall in love with.
Alright everyone, grab yourself a cup of tea and a slice of cake, have the tissues close by and be prepared to fall in love with the stunning new novel from Keith Stuart, who has a way with words that defies description.
It has been Tom and is little girl Hannah for as long as anyone can remember and when Hannah was diagnosed with a heart condition that will limit her life, Tom throws himself into making every day as magical as he can for his daughter. Managing the local theatre makes it a very important place for both Tom and Hannah as the magic and mayhem of plays, stories, and life come alive on the stage for them both, keeping the dark and harsh reality of Hannah's condition at bay. But now Hannah is fifteen and needs to stand a little more on her own two feet for whatever time she has left, and she doesn't want her Dad to be alone whenever the day will come that she will no longer be there so a little matchmaking is in order. Add in young love, deep friendships, a waterlogged stage, and a close community and who knows what miracles could happen ...
I laughed, I cried, and I felt every single word on every single page of DAYS OF WONDER by Keith Stuart. The characters are relatable, loveable, and completely realistic and I fell in love with them from the beginning. The writing in this novel really has its own unique quality which is difficult to describe so I will stick with this one word: magical.
DAYS OF WONDER is the stunning new story from the author who melted my heart with A Boy Made of Blocks, and I will be shocked if it does not become a bestseller immediately!!!
Keith Stuart is an author and journalist. His heartwarming debut novel, A Boy Made of Blocks, was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick and a major bestseller, and was inspired by Keith's real-life relationship with his autistic son. Keith has written for publications including Empire, Red and Esquire, and is the former games editor of the Guardian. He lives with his wife and two sons in Frome, Somerset.
For more information:
Twitter - twitter.com/keefstuart
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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