Wednesday, 4 February 2015

The Postcard – by Lily Graham

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

“She always said she’d find a way to let me know that death wasn’t the end …”

When Ivy Everton, a children’s book illustrator, moves to Cornwall to start a new life with her husband Stuart, she gets given her mother’s old writing desk, a bittersweet token from a mother who made childhood magical.

When she clears it, she finds that the desk holds an unexpected surprise; one she wishes, in a way, that she hadn’t found, as wedged in the corner is a blank, faded postcard addressed to her, in her mother’s hand. At first, the postcard serves only to haunt her; a constant reminder of her mother’s last message, now forever silenced, and she can’t help but wonder what unwritten secret lies unsaid.
Yet, as the days pass mysterious inexplicable things begin to happen, odd items go missing from her studio, only to reappear, ethereally transformed in the seemingly empty desk.

Soon Ivy realises that the postcard was never really blank, it was simply waiting … waiting for her to find it.
Part ghost story, part magical Christmas tale, The Postcard is about a love that transcends time and space to transform and heal.

My Opinion:

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

The Postcard follows the story of Ivy and her husband Stuart. Ivy has just found an old postcard addressed to her, in her mother’s hand. What she doesn’t know then: The postcard has a significant message for her. I was really intrigued by the blurb and I like the idea of a part ghost story and a wonderful tale. I have to say Lily found a wonderful way to combine the two.

I can’t put the book down, because the mystery around the postcard was magical and gripping. Ivy’s mother’s voice was always with us, somehow guiding Ivy through life.

I loved reading about Stuart and Ivy, they make such a cute couple and I was just so happy for them and for what they had ahead.

On NYE Ivy awakes with a weird feeling, but nobody takes her seriously. But then she gets bad news... about Stuart. I can’t tell you more here, but let me tell you this: Her mother is involved as well.

This book is a heart-warming, touching, dramatic, sweet and memorable gem. Lily’s writing is wonderful and takes you right into Ivy’s world. The storyline is great and it includes the right amount of drama. I can’t wait to read more by this talented author.


My possible cast:

Ivy: Carrie Underwood

Stuart: Carey Price

Lily on Twitter: @Lilywritesbooks

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