Thursday, 18 September 2014

Pieces of You by Ella Harper



The perfect marriage.
A devastating secret.
An impossible choice.

Lucy was always sure of one thing – her future with husband and soulmate Luke. But after eight long, heartbreaking years trying to have a baby, that future is crumbling before her eyes.

When a terrible accident puts Luke into a coma, Lucy is forced to reassess everything she thought she wanted.

Then Stella arrives. A woman Lucy’s never met, but with a secret that will change her world forever . . .




Lucy is the happiest she has ever been. After eight miscarriages she is now four months pregnant with Luke's baby and this time she's sure her baby will be born safely. The night of their anniversary dinner changes both her and Luke's world as they know it when Luke is involved in a terrible accident just as Lucy has devastating news for him.
This is one of those book reviews where I can't tell you too much about the book without giving away any more spoilers.
Luke is one of the good guys, faithful and loving to Lucy and very thoughtful. Lucy loves Luke but is also consumed with the need to have a baby. Lucy's friend Dee seems to have no problem conceiving and having babies even without planning them. Although Lucy and her are best of friends and are always there for each other Lucy does slightly resent her friend for being able to have babies so easily.
Luke is the lynch pin of his family, for his sister Nell, his mother and for Lucy. Will they fall apart when he is no longer able to hold everything together?
I loved the relationship between Luke and Lucy, the little things they did for each other and how much they were in love made the story even more heartbreaking.
 I felt let down by Luke's character during the book as secrets are revealed and I like Lucy and his family expected more from him.
Anyone who has gone through fertility treatment will feel for Lucy. The story will also give an insight for any friends or relatives of woman going through the treatment on what it can be like and how badly it affects the man as well as the woman.
You will go through a box of hankies reading this book and will feel emotionally drained at the end.

 I read a review which said there was no moral in the story. I don't actually think a fiction book is there to give us morals but I do think this book has one. It reminds us not to focus on one thing in our lives to the point where we can't see anything else. We have to keep showing the person we love how much they matter to us, and finally, the need to make the best of a bad situation so not to cause any more hurt,yes there is a lesson for us all in this book.
It seems strange to say I loved a story that made me cry but I did love this story and I loved Lucy. It stayed in my head for days as I wondered what the future held for her and the rest of the family.
If you're going to read this please don't read any other reviews as there are many spoilers out there and the story is much better without them.

Pieces of You from Amazon UK


This is a debut novel by Ella Harper who also writes as Sasha Wagstaff




2 comments:

  1. I would trust your judgement, Anne. You are such an avid and fair reader! If you loved it, then I am sure it's a great read!

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  2. Thanks Val. i wish you had more time to read all these books.

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