Not All Beer And Skittles
The Art Of Loving You by Amelia Henley is a simply beautiful story of love. It is a love that radiates throughout the novel, escaping to envelop the reader. It is a love that swoops up all in its embrace. And it is a love that will never die.
There is an eclectic mix of characters who are all in need of love – some have loved and lost, others have never been loved. One life unites all the characters. One life brings them all together. One life knows how to love well.
We see a sacrificial love – a love that always puts others before self. It is a life of love that leaves a fragrance of love in its awake.
The book is also a study of loss. “I don’t know who I am without him.” Loss hurts, consumes and makes us feel guilty for what we said or didn’t say.
Family is important. We all need family. Family unites – sometimes it is by blood but it is always by love.
Octogenarian Sid has seen it all. He is wise. He is kind. He is generous. His is a life lived well. His is a life of love.
The Art Of Loving You was such a beautiful book. It was an emotional read. It was a lovely read. It was a hopeful read. The book reminds us to live a life of love and to leave behind a legacy of love. It is simply beautiful.
I received a free copy from Harper Collins via Net Galley. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.
A note: Amelia Henley is a pen name of Louise Jensen, the master of the psychological suspense. I love all her novels. And I now love her writing as Amelia Henley.