A Fabulous Debut
The Keeper Of Stories by Sally Page is a delightful contemporary debut novel that enchanted me from the start.
We all have a story to tell. Some we want to share, others we want to keep hidden. As an excellent cleaner, Janice, goes about her job collecting stories along the way. People take her into their confidences and open up to her. Janice has a likable, trustworthy personality that invites people to share their stories – but Janice has a secret and doesn’t want to share it.
Sally Page has written a book that is not only charming and entertaining but full of pathos as we witness lives that are lonely; put upon; or drowning in grief. By sharing their stories, they learn to live again.
The characters were an eclectic mix from a twelve year old boy to a ninety two year old lady. I particularly loved the fox terrier with his rather fruity language – he made me laugh! I loved all the characters.
We see that we are never too old or too young to write a new story. Static lives can open up with encouragement and have a fresh purpose.
I adored The Keeper Of Stories, it was a read that wrapped around me like a cosy blanket on a cold day. I am hoping that Sally Page writes many more books because I want to read them. She really is the master of the pen as she fires up the imagination.
I received a free copy. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.