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I had not heard anything about this book – where have I been? – and so was not sure what to expect. It is a story narrated by a young woman, Rosemary, whose family has fallen apart. She used to have a brother and a sister, but she has no idea where they both are. The book flits from past to present and Rosemary is a girl who is guilt-ridden, lonely and silent. The twist is enormous and asks questions about love and family bonds, sibling rivalry and the power of forgiveness. Heart-breaking and happy, it is a book that cannot fail to move you.

I gave it a 4 star only because I could not engage with some of the minor characters. The main character, Rosemary, I just wanted to hug.

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