Oh, I've discovered a new author and a wonderful book. One that I'll keep and reread. One that I can open to almost any page and review with wonder, delight, new insight, and the opportunity for wisdom. An ARC published by The Fourth Estate, The Book of Rapture by Nikki Gemmell will remain with me forever, both physically and emotionally. I will read everything she has written.
Who sent this to me? I can't find any record of this ARC, and sometimes books just arrive out of nowhere, but although I find no record, there is a vague memory of someone sending me the description (I would write you a thank you note if I could). Maybe, when I finish, my review will be the thank you note.
Gemmell has just the right touch to create suspense, tension, the love of a parent for her children. She can bring you to grief and joy without ever slipping into the maudlin.
I'm almost finished, but can't quite bring myself to read on. I've stopped at a crucial point, and I need some time before I can bring myself to bring the book to a close... for several reasons.
It is another example of synchronicity. This book. At this time.