How can a memory so vivid be wrong?
I tried to remember the first time I’d been here and to see the tree through Izzie’s eyes. The oak stood on a rise just above the path; not too tall or wide but graceful and straight, its trunk covered in what I can only describe as offerings – pieces of ribbon, daisy chains, a shell necklace, a tiny doll or two and even an old cuckoo clock.
“Why do people do this?” Izzie asked.
I winked at her. “To say thank you to the fairies.”
In the summer of 1986 Robin and Izzie hold hands under The Faerie Tree and wish for a future together. Within hours tragedy rips their dreams apart.
In the winter of 2006, each carrying their own burden of grief, they stumble back into each other’s lives and try to create a second chance. But why are their memories of 1986 so different? And which one of them is right?
With strong themes of paganism, love and grief, The Faerie Tree is a novel as gripping and unputdownable as Jane Cable’s first book, The Cheesemaker’s House, which won the Suspense & Crime category of The Alan Titchmarsh Show’s People’s Novelist competition. It is a story that will resonate with fans of romance, suspense, and folklore.
I really enjoyed this book. The story gently takes you through the past and present of the two main characters, Robin and Izzie.
This is a love story unlike any other I have read. The Faerie Tree takes you through a mix of emotions as Izzie and Robin after years apart try to make sense of the last day they spent together many years before. I really liked a lot of the characters in this book. I had such empathy towards Izzie and Robin but I also thought Jennifer, Stephen and Izzie’s daughter, Claire played very strong roles in this story.
I loved the idea behind the tree in this story and think overall the author has done a wonderful job with this book.
Look forward to reading more by the author.
Many thanks to Troubador Publishing Ltd and Netgalley fo an Advanced Readers Copy of this book.
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I have awarded this book 4/5 stars