2015 · Book review

The Faerie Tree by Jane Cable

Release Date : April 28th 2015

Published by : Troubador Publishing Ltd

You can buy your copy HERE

Description : 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 received this book courtesy of NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion*

My Thought’s : When I received this book I was expecting a bit of magic as the title kind of suggests and after reading the description where it says “strong themes of paganism” this was what I thought this book would involve. Sadly there is no magic and hardly any paganism, I was hoping as the story moved on more would be explained about paganism but it didn’t.
It is however a story about love and grief. About how memories we so strongly believe aren’t always true and how running away from your problems doesn’t really solve anything.

This is a well written story and the characters are explained quite well although I think there could have been more added to them. I enjoyed reading this story but I just felt like I was waiting for something and it just never appeared which was quite disappointing. It’s still a good story though and I’m giving it 3 hearts.

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