This book is marketed as a modern day fix for those who loved The Time Traveller’s wife and when I started reading it, thanks to NetGalley for sending me a copy, I thought that was a pretty bold statement to make. Now, hundreds of pages have passed me by in the blink of an eye because I could not put this one down and I’m sitting here having finished it thinking…wow….such a bold statement to make. But such a profoundly factual one. The setting for this is the modern day merged with 1970s Brooklyn and Luna and her sister Pea (Pia) have travelled to the USA following the death of their mother. There, they unearth secrets and Luna in particular finds out where she comes from and who her Father is…with a twist or two along the way. Luna’s travelling between times isn’t seamless and that’s where I find that this is more ‘realistic’ than other time travel attempts. Similar to The Time Travellers wife, travelling takes it out of you and Luna has some tough decisions to make. Does she travel back to change the past – ultimately risking her place in the future, or does she leaves things as they are and enjoy a life with her sister… Read the book to find out – you won’t regret it!
Publication: This book was published in January 2017 – it’s the perfect Summer read for this year!
Fun Fact: According to her Goodreads Profile, Rowan Coleman does not have time for ironing. And who can blame her when she has extraordinary books to write!
If you liked: If you loved this book as much as I did then please please check out Rowan Coleman’s other titles! In particular ‘The Day We Met’. You’ll also enjoy things by Jodi Picoult or Dorothy Koomson.