Friday, 30 March 2018

Book Review - One Last Wish by Ella Harper - #HolidayReading Book 24

Book 24 of 30 that I read on my holiday to Fuerteventura in December 2017


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Title: One Last Wish
Author: Ella Harper
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Canelo
Publication Date: 27th February 2017
Rating: 4 Stars

How would you cope if your child became terminally ill?

Rosie and Nate had the perfect relationship. But they struggled to cope with the devastating news their daughter Emmie has incurable cancer. It feels like their world – and their relationship – has come crashing down.

They must do everything to support their little girl, but can they stop their marriage falling apart?

Unbeknownst to her parents, Emmie is on a mission. She is determined to make them see what brought them together in the first place – and make them fall in love all over again.

I knew this was going to be an emotional book, just from having read previous from the author, but even still establishing that a child has terminal cancer in the first few pages is still a bit of a shock. 

And despite a few odd moments during the book where I would feel overwhelmed with emotion, at the situation, the rest really didn't affect me at all. 

Surprisingly so, but what i took from this book was that is was a girls determination to get her parents back on good terms before the inevitable happen, that has comes up with a the most wonderful way of achieving it. 

The story is told from mother, father and  child perspectives, and we also get to meet Aunty Lily and Emme's counselor who is rather cool too. 

The writing is beautiful and very clear, and the descriptions especially of the cancer treatments and hospital visits must have been very well researched. 

If you are going through anything remotely similar yourself I would suggest you buy shares in Kleenex, then buy a few boxes before you start,  and even if you are just more soft hearted than me, you may need a good few tissues. 

Deep, heavy, emotional with superb writing this is fabulous for if you love those sorts of books, or are in the mood for something a bit more serious. 

Thank you to Canelo and Netgalley for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

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