HOW CAN A MEMORY SO VIVID BE WRONG?
In the summer of 1986 Robin and Izzie hold hands under The Faerie Tree and wish for a future together. Within hours tragedy rips their dreams apart.
In the winter of 2006, each carrying their own burden of grief, they stumble back into each other’s lives and try to create a second chance. But why are their memories of 1986 so different? And which one of them is right?
With strong themes of memory, love and grief, The Faerie Tree is a novel as gripping and unputdownable as Jane Cables first book, The Cheesemaker’s House, which won the Suspense & Crime category of The Alan Titchmarsh Shows Peoples Novelist competition. It is a story that will resonate with fans of romance, suspense, and folklore.
What did I think?
This beautifully written, engaging story had me hooked from the first lines. The chapters are short and punchy and move with ease between the two main characters Izzie and Robin.
The narrative starts in December 2006, but moves fluidly backwards to the 1980s too. As it unfolds the characters are given great depth which makes it all the more surprising that there are two completely different recollections of past events.
I loved the intrigue, and the characterisation throughout this novel. The pace was comfortable. It was easy to breeze through the pages and completely lose track of time, in fact this book is responsible for me staying up late on more than one occasion, it was so hard to put down! I came to care for the characters and connect with their emotions. The scenery too is vivid throughout, descriptions being perfectly placed to give relevant detail and create a familiar backdrop.
The Faerie Tree is a book about love, grief, families and second chances. It is about real relationships and life, with a dash of folklore sprinkled across it in the form of the oak tree thought to be where fairies make wishes come true. I’m intrigued by folklore, and I loved that thread of the story too.
If you are looking for a tale that will move you, whilst being warm and engaging, then The Faerie Tree will be for you!
About the author:
Jane Cable writes romantic fiction with the over-riding theme that the past is never dead. She published her first two books independently (the multi award winning The Cheesemaker’s House and The Faerie Tree) and is now signed by Sapere Books. Two years ago she moved to Cornwall to concentrate on her writing full time, but struggles a little in such a beautiful location. Luckily she’s discovered the joys of the plot walk.
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