Seven Letters opening line: Sarah smiled to herself as two more bottles of wine were ordered.
Sarah adores her daughter Izzy, and each year she writes her a letter. So far there are seven of them. Sarah is pregnant and blissful. But that bliss is soon shattered. She does not want to share with her family just how bad her headaches are. But the failure to do so will affect her future. And the future of the family as she knows it.
I Will Always Love You, Sweet PeaA mother’s promise to her little girl that when the new baby arrives, life will not change, only get better. The mother – Sarah – pours her heart into seven letters, one for every word.Five months into her pregnancy Sarah collapses and the beautiful life she dreamt of turns into a nightmare. With Sarah’s future, and the future of her pregnancy, in their hands, her husband and sister fiercely disagree about what the doctors should do. And the crisis reveals devastating fault-lines in the lives of the entire family.All the time the clock is ticking. The medics need a decision. Can her family get beyond the fog of grief and anger to figure out what’s for the best? And can it ever heal?
Having seen this situation play out in real life, not once but twice, I felt much empathy to the people in this novel. A story that will make you question how you feel about many things. An excellent read, and well written novel.
Dave and I are in England and we are fetching the kids from the airport today to start our time together with them. We will be back at work on the 20th of November. I might not be able to read any blogs while we are away so please forgive my lack of visiting back. I will reply to comments when I can. You can follow our trip by taking a look at our holiday blog.