You And Me Against The World
Once again Cathy Bramley has produced a really fun light hearted read but with some serious under lying themes. There were times when I literally laughed out loud. And much of the time I read with a smile on my face. “I looked like the love child of Donald Trump and a satsuma.”
The novel highlights the importance of family and good friends. Both stick together and help to overcome when circumstances threaten to overwhelm.
There is the awful topic of infant mortality. The grief that follows, separates rather than unites as parents try to come to terms with their loss. (This is not a spoiler as it has happened before the book starts.)
There are wonderfully descriptive passages that bring the Devon countryside to life. The bracing sea air contrasts with the stifling atmosphere of London.
Community matters. Heritage matters. Both need to be protected.
People are important. They need to be true to themselves and loved for just who they are.
The Devon countryside heals people. It is balm to the wounded soul. It is freeing as people leave their inhibitions behind – quite literally which had me laughing out loud!
I adore Cathy Bramley’s books. They are fun, feel good reads that warm your heart and leave you smiling. Just perfect for any time of year.
More, more please Cathy Bramley.
I received this book for free from Net Galley. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.