Dreaming Of Flight by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Sowing And Reaping

Dreaming Of Flight by Catherine Ryan Hydeis the most delightful contemporary novel that completely warmed my heart. It is a hug in a book.

The novel looks at the topic of grief. We all handle grief differently. There is no right or wrong way, you just have to get through it. Our reactions to loss change. It is perfectly normal to swing from sad to mad in an instant.

Eleven year old Stewie forms a relationship with an elderly neighbour who reminds him of his Gam. Both the old and the young need each other. It is beautiful to witness the development of their relationship. As their relationship buds and blossoms, life begins to open up further for both. They need each other and bring out the best in each other.

Stewie is kindness personified. He always tries to help everyone and spreads love and kindness wherever he goes. If he spots a wrong, he makes it his mission to try to right that wrong.

Stewie’s love extends to his hens. They belonged to his Gam. He feels the connection with her as he pours himself into their care.

We reap what we sow. Nowhere is this clearer than in young Stewie’s life.

I absolutely adored Dreaming Of Flight. It was a most charming novel and I am sorry that it has ended. I always love everything that Catherine Ryan Hyde writes.

I received a free copy via Net Galley. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.

JULIA WILSON

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