The Day We Meet Again by Miranda Dickinson

Enchanting

The Day We Meet Again by Miranda Dickinson is a beautiful contemporary love story that will enchant from the start.

Do you believe in love at first sight? A love that blossoms and takes over your whole life is a beautiful sight to see. “It feels… like my world just exploded into colour.” Due to Miranda Dickinson’s ability to weave her words, the reader ‘feels’ enveloped in an atmosphere of love. We can sense the depth of feeling and feel the invisible tie that binds.

The whole novel is beautifully written. The reader feels part of the action as we get caught up in the emotions.

The novel is so much more than just a love story. It is an exploration of roots. A character wants to know if they are a product of their genes or their upbringing. We all want to know where we come from. “Where you come from is rooted deep within.” We are not our parents. “You’re not him… you don’t have to repeat [his] mistakes.” We are unique and not destined to repeat the sins of our fathers.

The past may be a cruel place. Life deals blows. Trust is hard to come by. Fear not faith rules lives. Fear prevents us from living fully. We are alive but only going through the emotions. We need to take a risk and learn to trust again. “Where love is, hope is there too.”

Miranda Dickinson masterfully uses her words to paint scenes. The novel is in two halves – on Mull and in Edinburgh, and travelling through Europe. These two contrasting locations spell freedom in contrast to stifling London.

The novel is written in the first person from the points of view of both Sam and Phoebe. Their voices alternate in the chapters. We come to know them intimately. They are both realistic and likable. The dialogue flows effortlessly between them.

I adored The Day We Meet Again. Love oozed from the pages, swirling around me. This was my first book by Miranda Dickinson but I shall be hunting out more.

I want to leave you with my favourite quote:

“Kindness has power and your words have the potential to change the world.”

I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.

JULIA WILSON

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