‘Redemption Song’ was published on the 28th January by Accent Press. Having read and enjoyed Laura Wilkinson’s previous two novels I was honoured to be invited to take part in this blog tour.
Just imagine this. You’re getting on with your life, studying hard so that you can hopefully have a good career. Things are going reasonably well and then just like that everything changes. Unthinkable isn’t it? Sadly though that’s exactly what happened to Saffron.
Saffron wants to become a doctor and is studying medicine. But a tragic accident changes her life forever. Unable to cope anymore and needing a break she leaves London and moves to Coed Mawr, a small coastal town in Wales to stay with her mother. Saffron starts feeling trapped until she meets Joe, another outsider and they soon realise that they have a lot in common. But there is something about Joe which Saffron just can’t figure out. He has a complicated past which is in danger of catching up with him. Will Saffron and Joe be able to help each other?
Every now and then I see a book cover I really like and in this case it was love at first sight for me. It is just absolutely gorgeous.
I so enjoyed reading ‘Redemption Song’. This story has been beautifully told, but then to be honest I wouldn’t have expected anything less from Laura Wilkinson who is a wonderful writer. I thought this book was so different from her last two though. It was nice learning a bit about bats throughout the story. For anyone who wants to know more about them there is a link to a website about bats in the acknowledgements.
I loved meeting all the characters. Rain, Saffron’s mum, who had also been through a very hard time moved from London to Coed Mawr to try and make a life for herself there. A female minister, Rain never lost her faith in God despite what she had been through, though I’m sure it was tested.
I spent ages trying to work out what the mystery surrounding Joe was. It was obvious that something was up. Even Saffron’s mum couldn’t quite put a finger on it. I thought Joe was such a nice man. He brought out the best in Saffron, and feeling that she could confide in him, she was able to talk about the night of the accident and all that was going through her head.
‘Redemption Song’ is a wonderful story that you really won’t want to put down. Laura Wilkinson’s books just keep getting better and better.
I give this book 5 out of 5.
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