Thursday 25 January 2018

Blog Tour ~ Believe In Me by Susan Lewis

Jaffareadstoo is delighted to be hosting today's stop on the 

Believe In Me Blog Tour

25 January 2018
My thanks to the publishers for my copy of this book and for the invitation to be part of this blog tour

What's it all about...

Believe in me follows Leanne as she tries to mend the wounds her family has suffered after the death of her husband. When the opportunity arises to foster a child, Leanne is quick to open her doors. But her generosity is about to be put to the ultimate test...

Daniel Marks is a ten year old boy whose father is in prison for a gruesome murder.

Everyone deserves a place to call home, and a family to care for them, but will Leanne and her family still be safe once Daniel enters their lives?

With the help of friend and familiar ex detective Andee Lawrence, Leanne sets out to right the wrongs of the past.

What did I think about it ...

This warm hearted story really caught my imagination and by the end of the first chapter I was completely immersed in the lives of those who live at Morley Farm. It's quite an unusual set up with different generations and different nationalities all living in close proximity but it allows them to be supportive of each other and to share in each other's sadness and successes.

However, the story is about more than just friendship and family as it covers some quite deep and emotional issues, particularly about fostering and how children cope with loss, and also how tragedy and trauma can have lasting repercussions. The story also touches on people's attitudes towards racism and certainly gets its point across in a way which is both meaningful and heartfelt.

To counteract the darker elements of the story, there are some lovely light moments which made me smile, I especially liked how all the residents and friends all came together at Morley Farm for entertaining evenings. So descriptive was the idea of all these lovely people spending time together, I really felt like I was sitting with them sipping wine on a bright summer evening.

The author clearly writes about what she knows and this comes across in the ease of storytelling which combines a blend of family drama, with  a story about love and loss, and the healing power of friendship.

About the Author

Susan Lewis is the bestselling author of thirty-eight novels. She is also the author of Just One More Day and One Day at a Time, the moving memoirs of her childhood in Bristol. She lives in Gloucestershire.

Twitter @susandlewis #BelieveInMe


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