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Imogen Clark

Autor(a) de Postcards From a Stranger

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Clark, Imogen



Thanks to Amazon Prime and Lake Union Publishing for a digital copy. All comments and opinions are my own.

I’m glad I finally read this, after having it on my Kindle for over a year! I shouldn’t have waited so long. I enjoyed the premise, the story, and the writing. It’s a tale of two women who at first glance seem to have nothing in common other than a powerful sense of loss.

The author explains that she “wanted to write a novel that examined how people can become trapped, not just by their circumstances but also by the stories they tell themselves in their minds.”

I sympathized with both characters, and appreciated how as soon as they could, they each left the confines of their early lives and reinvented themselves in London. One in 2019 and one in 1979.

“Both Pip and Evelyn are desperate to break free from lives they believe they are not destined to follow but are dragged back as a result of events they can’t control.” The author explains that she “wanted to think about how that might feel and how you could come to terms with having all your plans cast asunder.”

Secrets and healing are revealed in each woman’s story. While there is tragedy, it leads to a heartwarming, feel-good resolution. I highly recommend.
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PhyllisReads | 4 outras críticas | Sep 18, 2023 |
My book club selected this for July 2022. Started it twice and gave up. Then I found the audio on Kindle Unlimited. Made all the difference. The accents/dialects added so much! (Although in the audio two main character names came through too similar -- Clio and Leah -- which led to a bit of confusion.) It was a good book, but everyone in the club agreed that the last chapter felt incomplete and felt like it was written by a different author. There were a few inconsistencies through the book but it was still an enjoyable read. One of our members just finished another by this author and said that ending also felt abrupt and incomplete. Glad I read it but doubt I'll follow this author.… (mais)
tackyj | 4 outras críticas | Aug 3, 2023 |
Quick read on love and forgiveness. The family drama between the main characters is amazing and made the book. This also provides the growth of the mother during the book and the fallout of her truth. The development of characters could have been better, but overall a quick, fun read.
Thanks to netgalley for the free ARC in exchange for an honest review.
ugasara13 | 6 outras críticas | Jul 25, 2023 |
Because of an accident, Pip has come home to recover herself. While home Pip works at a charity shop where a box of books is delivered which has a diary in it. Pip takes the diary and learns it belongs to Evelyn Mountcastle, an actress who grew up in the same village and returned home in the late 70's because of a scandal. As Pip reads the diary, she has questions she wants answered. She decides she will return the diary to Evelyn. Will Evelyn let her in? Will Pip share her tragedy? Will either heal?

I enjoyed this story. Evelyn's 1979 story is cliched but the 2019 story of both Pip and Evelyn is interesting from how they meet and how they share. I liked both ladies. They are both stronger than they think for the things they went through and survived. There are a lot of similarities between the women. Both are guarded but both take a chance with each other. When they open up to each other, so many good things happen. I was glad that each was able to see themselves as they were and how they have changed and grown. Both were stuck but trusting each other, they are able to move on from their pasts.

This is worth reading. A few kleenex will be needed but this is such a good story, you don't want to miss it.
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Sheila1957 | 4 outras críticas | Jun 27, 2023 |


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