Friday, May 19, 2017

Book Review - The Forever House by Veronica Henry

 
Book review
By Suze
 
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Hunter's Moon is a very special house. It's a house that has been through a lot together with the Willoughby family. First it was owned by Margot, a famous writer. She lived there with her husband and three children. Now her son Alexander owns the house together with his wife Sally, but due to tragic circumstances they need to put the house on the market. Their estate agent Belinda will sell the house with a heavy heart and genuinely wants to help the family. What will happen to Hunter's Moon, the Forever House, with so much history and charm?
 
The Forever House is a beautiful story about a gorgeous house and its inhabitants. I immediately loved the Willoughby family. They're chaotic, generous and incredibly kind. They are vibrant, know how to really live and they and are making life as fun as possible. However, there are also less happy times. The story is set in the past and the present. Several generations of the Willoughby family have lived in the impressive house and it's unthinkable that it has to be sold. I was moved to tears when I read about the problems Alexander and Sally are facing. I loved their warm personalities and wished them nothing but the best.
 
Belinda is a wonderful person. She doesn't sell houses just to make money, she's interested in her clients and she wants to make the transaction as easy as possible for them. She realizes selling a house is tough for the owners, especially when it's a cherished home. She's a sweet person with a huge wall around her heart because of something awful that happened to her in the past. Hunter's Moon fortunately slowly changes her and it was amazing to see that transformation.
 
Veronica Henry has a terrific sympathetic writing style. I love how she skillfully creates a lovely welcoming atmosphere every time she writes a story. Reading her books always makes me happy. I love the original subjects she chooses and the loving way she writes about them. Her stories keep managing to surprise me. I like it when I have a smile on my face after reading a book and the ending of The Forever House absolutely achieved that. I highly recommend this captivating novel, the story is delightful and I enjoyed reading it very much.
 
Advice
 
If you love beautiful heartwarming stories about interesting families you should definitely read The Forever House.

16 comments:

  1. What a lovely story. Got a good feeling that I'd enjoy this. Thanks for the wonderful review.

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  2. it does sound sweet and i hope it has an happy ending; i think i would love Belinda.
    thank you for this review

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  3. Thank you for the review. I love the sound of the book.

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  4. It sounds really lovely.Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  5. This sounds so engaging and multifaceted!

    --Trix

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  6. I love heart warming stories like this!

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  7. Well I do love the blurb so... on my TBR list it is!

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  8. From the first line of your review I thought this story might be told from the houses perpective.

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  9. From the first line of your review I thought this story might be told from the houses perpective.

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  10. Hunter's Moon - what a wonderful name for a house. Lovely review.

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  11. I love when a house (or other inanimate object) is a character of the story.

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  12. An other great author to discover. Great review.

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  13. You're quite right. Selling a house is just a financial transaction, but selling a home? That's enough to break your heart.

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