I had “All I Ever Wanted” sent over by @HodderBooks for me to #review. Written by the very talented @lucy_dillon this wasn’t my usual type of book but I was pleasantly surprised at the content of this story of a marriage breakdown and the effect it has on the children.
It is a well written story of love, loss, misunderstandings and so much more.
I rate this book 4/5
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Nancy is four, nearly five. She talks all the time: in the car, on the way to nursery, to her brother, to her collection of bears. And then one day everything changes. Nancy’s mum and dad split up, her father moves across the country, and Nancy stops talking.
Eva is forty-four, nearly forty-five. She always knew marrying a much older man meant compromises, but she was sure it was worth it – until Mickey dies suddenly, leaving Eva with only his diaries and a voice in the back of her mind telling her that perhaps she’s sacrificed more than she meant to.
While Nancy’s parents negotiate their separation, the question of weekend contact is solved when her father volunteers his sister Eva’s house. As spring turns to summer, a trust slowly begins to form between a little girl with a heartbreaking secret, and a woman who has realised too late that what she yearns for is the love of a child.
From the bestselling author of A HUNDRED PIECES OF ME and ONE SMALL ACT OF KINDNESS, ALL I EVER WANTED is a beautiful, uplifting novel of missed chances and unexpected opportunities.