Today I’m joining the blog tour for The Garnett Girls. My review is written with thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me on the tour and to the publisher for my copy of the book.
Forbidden, passionate and all-encompassing, Margo and Richard’s love affair was the stuff of legend– but, ultimately, doomed.
When Richard walked out, Margo locked herself away, leaving her three daughters, Rachel, Imogen and Sasha, to run wild.
Years later, charismatic Margo entertains lovers and friends in her cottage on the Isle of Wight, refusing to ever speak of Richard and her painful past. But her silence is keeping each of the Garnett girls from finding true happiness.
Rachel is desperate to return to London, but is held hostage by responsibility for Sandcove, their beloved but crumbling family home.
Dreamy Imogen feels the pressure to marry her kind, considerate fiancé, even when life is taking an unexpected turn.
And wild, passionate Sasha, trapped between her fractured family and controlling husband, is weighed down by a secret that could shake the family to its core…
The Garnett Girls, the captivating debut from Georgina Moore, asks whether children can ever be free of the mistakes of their parents.
The Garnett Girls is a novel that’s been shouted about quite a lot on social media and absolutely rightly so! I went in somewhat blind, having not fully read the blurb, so it was very different to what I expected, but nevertheless a brilliant novel and a fantastic accomplishment for a debut author.
The Garnett Girls is incredibly hard hitting and emotional and I loved the way that Georgina Moore pinpointed the character’s emotions so that the ferocity of them almost crept up on me. The family life experienced by the characters is observed so sharply and poignantly and like all families, they have secrets. I loved that these were revealed gradually, in an almost understated way. It’s not what I’m used to, but it’s so much more emotionally powerful.
Georgina Moore has created characters in the Garnett family that will live on far beyond the pages of the novel. They are all very different, but they all have so many layers which are peeled back gradually as we read and I loved spending time with them.
Throughout The Garnett Girls, we see the characters navigate a number of issues, which are all relevant to today’s society. The author has clearly researched them in detail and she approaches them in a sensitive yet emotional way.
I hope there is much more to come from this author!
The Garnett Girls is available from Amazon.
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Thanks for the blog tour support x