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Saturday, 16 April 2016

The Finding Of Martha Lost by Caroline Wallace

The Finding Of Martha Lost

‘The Finding Of Martha Lost’ takes the reader on a healing journey. With Martha we find out what it is like to be lost and what it might take to be found.

There are lots of fairy tale like elements to the story. A child abandoned in a suitcase, secret tunnels, a hidden library and the appearance of a roman soldier. They all mix together to make an enchanting and bewitching read.

I loved the setting in Liverpool, specifically in and around Lime Street station, and the lovely touches about The Beatles and their history, which draw poignant parallels with Martha’s own situation.

Martha is a fabulously quirky and well-drawn character and I found her, and the unexpectedness of her actions, to be one of the highlights of the book. I also loved William, another lost soul just needing to be found, who lives in the tunnels under Lime Street for heartbreaking reasons of his own.

This novel is a beautiful journey as we travel with Martha to find out the truth about herself, and the world and people around her. There are tears along the way, but also plenty of joy and laughter.

I highly recommend this delightful read which will have you believing in fairy tales again. Not to mention love, happiness and the importance of dancing to jukeboxes and eating cake.

Thanks very much to the publishers for a review copy of this book.

You can find out more here.

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