Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Finding You - by Giselle Green

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

Julia and Charlie are ecstatic to be reunited with their stolen child, Hadyn. A year after he was snatched from a beach in Spain during a family holiday, they had feared that he would never be found alive.

Now the couple are eager for their lives to return to normal – but something is very wrong. Hadyn is still in many ways a ‘lost’ child. He seems to have been badly affected by the abduction, making it impossible for the family to simply pick up the pieces and move on.

In their efforts to unravel exactly what happened to their son and to find a cure, Julia and Charlie clash as to the best way forward. As their own insecurities surface, their relationship comes under threat - a situation not helped by the appearance of a former lover who is only too happy to rock the boat.

As dark secrets are uncovered, the couple’s love for each other is tested to its very limits, and they begin to doubt that they will ever be able to help their troubled little boy...

Until, at last, they stumble across an unexpected truth. A truth that might be the only thing left that could save their family.

Emotionally intense and deeply moving, this follow-up to Little Miracles will grip you from the very first page.

My Opinion:

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

Finding You is part two of the story of Julia, Charlie and Haydn. The first book is called Little Miracles. You don’t necessarily have to read the first one, I didn’t and it was no problem, we get enough information in this story of what happened before.

Julia, Charlie and their son are finally able to return to England, after they went through hell when Hayden suddenly disappeared. They found him again and Julia and Charlie got back together again. Charlie just left her, when Hayden was missing and he spent a lot of time with his ex girlfriend then. Only later we find out, what they were doing exactly, but he doesn’t find the possibility to tell her and then she finds out herself and that’s just a whole misunderstanding, just now when they got back together again.

The two of them have to talk about what happened and also about their feelings for each other. They wanted to get married, and now? Then there is Haydn, little Haydn who is really different now, they have difficulties to find a connection to him. Does he suffer a trauma from all what happened? Charlie and Julia go through a lot to find out and eventually they do, and it’s not really what everyone thought it’s about…

The drama and the misunderstandings are there and we also get to know Charlie’s family a bit more. Unfortunately I couldn’t click with the story, it was hard to find an emotional connection. The story was told from both Charlie’s and Julia’s perspective, but I couldn’t relate to them, the feelings didn’t really get through.
I liked the story in a whole and the ending was super cute, but the important spark was missing.


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