Always & Forever
All My Love by Miranda Dickinson is the most charming contemporary novel that I never wanted to end.
The tone is wonderfully light-hearted and fun, with much amusing banter.
The book celebrates life and love and friendship. We all need those people around us who believe in us. Too often the world knocks us down and our voices shrink and dry up – but with love and encouragement from others, our voices will turn the volume up once more. Voices are heard again because “They believed in me.” We all need people who believe in us.
Within the story there are those who tear down and belittle others. And there are those who know the value of people. A character has been broken in the past and believes she has no self-worth but “you are important… Don’t ever think you aren’t.” We all need people who will build us up.
Job satisfaction will never be found in bank notes. Our value is not in the amount of money we earn. Some of the happiest people work hard, doing their dream jobs behind the scenes. Often the most important people doing the most important jobs are actually grafting away behind the scenes, invisible to the world – but if they didn’t do their jobs, we would soon notice.
All the characters were well drawn, warm and welcoming. The Quin and Hughes family welcomed me into the story, making me feel included and loved.
Miranda Dickinson writes the novel from two alternating points of view and in the first person. The result is that the reader feels part of the action.
I absolutely adored All My Love. I never wanted it to end. I will leave you with my favourite words:
“Always and forever. No matter what.”
I received a free copy from the publishers. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.
Lovely review!! Is this a “clean” read?
Yes it is.