Rose and Lily are sisters. Rose has always looked after her younger sister, and as an adult she feels responsible for Lily’s happiness. Lily is married and has always wanted a baby, but is unable to conceive. Her husband is disinterested and tells her to start working on it. Meanwhile, Rose is given a new assignment to report on early menopause. She soon starts wondering if this might be Lily’s problem.
After their mother’s death, the sisters sort through her belongings and boxes in the attic to spare their bereaved father the sad task. While going through a box Rose discovers that, unbeknownst to the family, their mother kept diaries. While flipping through them, Rose learns that she is adopted. She is crushed. Her life is turned topsy-turvy as she questions who she is, who her birth parents are, why she was never told. She feels as though she is on the outside of her family and is unsure if she truly belongs and whether or not Lily is her sister. Why did her parents lie to her all these years? Using the investigative skills she honed as a journalist, Rose sets out to discover her true identity.
One thing leads to another, and Rose and Lily have more issues to settle, but I will leave that to you to determine.
There is a lot going on in Ignoring Gravity to keep the reader’s attention. Character development is excellent with highly believable characters. The writing is superb, very smooth, and holds your attention throughout the book.
Did I like Ignoring Gravity? I loved it! I recommend it to everyone who enjoys an excellent book.
I received this book from the author for an honest review and received no monetary compensation.
The following information was provided by the author.
Author: Sandra Danby
Publisher: BNBS Books
Book title: Ignoring Gravity
Publication date: September 2014 [prov]
Genre: women’s fiction
Author’s website: http://www.sandradanby.com/
Book summary: Rose Haldane is confident about her identity. She pulls the same face as her grandfather when she has to do something she doesn’t want to, she knows her DNA is the same as his. Except it isn’t: because Rose is adopted and doesn’t know it. Ignoring Gravity connects two pairs of sisters separated by a generation of secrets. Finding her mother’s lost diaries, Rose begins to understand why she has always seemed the outsider in her family, why she feels so different from her sister Lily. Then just when she thinks there can’t be any more secrets…
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Author bio: Since she can first remember, Sandra Danby has loved reading. Hardback, paperback, e-book, new or pre-loved, borrowed from the library and friends, magazines and newspapers, she reads them all. She grew up on a small dairy farm at the bleak edge of East Yorkshire where England meets the North Sea. At the age of four she was making magazines full of her own stories. When missed by her mother, she was usually found in a corner with her nose in a book. She devoured everything from the Famous Five and Secret Seven to Swallows and Amazons, from Little Women to George Orwell and Mary Stewart. All this reading led her first to a degree in English Literature in London, then to journalism. Now she writes fiction full-time… and still reads at every spare moment.
The next book: Sandra is now writing Connectedness, the sequel in which Rose Haldane travels from Yorkshire to Malaga, Spain, in pursuit of the birth child of controversial artist Justine tree.
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