Tuesday 4 October 2016

Review ~ There Is Always More To Say by Lynda Young Spiro

New Generation Publishing

A bit of blurb..

Soho 1984: Two people meet and their worlds are changed forever. An unexpected meeting – a look that means their lives will never be the same again. In “There Is Always More To Say”, Lynda Spiro chronicles the lives of the couple through friendships, marriage, fleeting moments and snatched time. It is a passionate account about a connection between two people that never dies even when tested by distance and when life throws the unexpected at their feet.

My thoughts about the story..

I definitely agree with the author, that there is always more to say, and this cleverly written novella proves that we are always searching for the right way to say things even though we don't always know what it is we want to say.

As it says on the cover, it's a story about an 'everlasting friendship' , it's about two people who meet, fall in love and then for reasons which become apparent face a loss so deep that it hurts to even imagine how they endure it.

Told as a first person narrative, the novel's lyrical quality draws you into a cleverly contrived story which paints such a vivid picture of a relationship that it becomes an almost mesmeric read, particularly as there is some deliberate phrasing repetition.

Sometimes a book comes into your life just at the right time, and this is what happened when I opened and started to read There Is Always More To Say. Not only was I enchanted by the story as it unfolded, but also by the careful choice of quotations which start and end each section. Each struck a resonance with me and I found myself, quite unusually, book marking pages so that I could go back and re-read.

Here's my favourite from Maya Angelou:

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel..."

More about the Author can be found on her website by clicking here 

Twitter @lyndaspiro

My thanks to the author for sharing her novel with me.

I am hosting an interview with Lynda Young Spiro on the 11th October. Do come and meet her...


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