Last year I interviewed Anne Allen and asked her about ‘Finding Mother’, the second of her Guernsey novels. You can read my interview with her here:-
Having previously reviewed Anne’s first novel I was very interested in reading ‘Finding Mother’ and recently got round to doing so.
Nicole was just three days old when Mary and Ian Le Clerq adopted her. Now at 35 years old Nicole’s marriage is over and she feels the need to reassess her life and find out who she really is. So she decides to search for her natural mother. It doesn’t take Nicole very long to find her and she is soon on her way to Guernsey.
‘Finding Mother’ is a wonderful story which follows three generations of women. It is a tale about family relationships, secrets, second chances, love and death.
I really enjoyed Anne Allen’s first novel ‘Dangerous Waters’ and I thought it was very good, but in my opinion I would say that this book is even better. In fact it is excellent. I liked Anne’s writing style throughout, the way she takes the reader to many different locations and her descriptions and I thought it clever how she included a couple of the characters from her first novel in this story too. Absolutely superb!
I loved reading about Eve’s (the grandmother’s) past. I found her tale to be very interesting and I couldn’t wait to learn more. How she kept things to herself for so long I really do not know.
Through book reviewing I have discovered many new authors and read some fantastic books. I can now say that Anne Allen has been added to my list of favourite authors. I am looking forward to reading her latest novel ‘Guernsey Retreat’ and I really hope that Anne keeps writing.
I give this book 5 out of 5.