Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Our Song - by Dani Atkins

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

This is the story of Ally and Charlotte, whose paths have intersected over the years though they've never really been close friends. Charlotte married Ally's ex and first true love, David. Fate is about to bring them together one last, dramatic time and change their lives forever.

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

WOW, WOW, WOW!!! This book is AMAZING!!!!

Two women, two lives, two husbands, one child, one hospital.

Ally and Charlotte meet again after many years. A few years back Ally was with David, Charlotte’s husband now. The two women meet again, under bad circumstances, in the relative’s room of a hospital. Both their husbands had an accident and their lives are in danger, the night counts. Both women face a lot already, without the other one being there, but meeting one another takes everything to a whole new level.

Ally is surprised by the police at home, telling her that her husband Joe fell into ice on a lake. She first has to take care of her son Jake, before going to the hospital and she calls her best friend Max.

Charlotte is very happy with David, but seeing Ally again makes her feel weird. Somehow Ally seems to have everything Charlotte wants with David.

When they meet both women look back at their lives. SO we get to read about David and Ally being a couple. How Charlotte came into their lives, why they broke up and when Ally met Joe. Her son Jake plays an important role here as well.

I really liked the mixture between “now” in the hospital and the flashbacks. Both women got to share their story as well, which made me warm up to both of them and their situations. Their feelings came across so beautifully and it Dani found a great way to lead us through their journeys. Both women changed, went through a range of emotions and a hard time.

The night is long and Ally and Charlotte are a mess. Decisions have to be made… A lot of secrets are revealed, the storyline is really brilliant and make this a page turner, I got so hooked.

This story touches your heart and goes under your skin. Dani created a real MASTERPIECE here, this will definitely be one of my books of the year for 2016. The writing, the characters, the emotions, the plot – just perfect. This is a touching, clever, heart-breaking and beautiful book.

Our Song is the first book by Dani Atkins I've read, I think I have them all, so it's finally time to pick up the others and read them, I can't wait. 



My possible cast:

Ally: Xenia Assenza

Charlotte: Anna Maria Mühe 

Dani on Twitter: @AtkinsDani

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