Fighting For Love
A Wedding In December by Sarah Morgan is a most
delightful contemporary novel about love and family.
Families are complicated affairs with
interactions that are constantly changing. The novel focuses on a family that
is coming apart at the seams as everyone tries to cope alone, keeping secrets
from others. A change of scenery brings more than just a new location.
The novel explores identity. Too often our
identity is tied up in what we do instead of who we are. “Did her mother even
have dreams?” has to be one of the saddest utterances… a character is more than
just a mother. She has hopes and dreams too. We are never too old to dream.
Where our heart is, there lies our fortune.
“Not all people were motivated by money and status. Some were motivated by
love.” The richest people are those who love and are loved.
Writing Your Own Story
One Summer In Paris by Sarah Morgan is a wonderful
contemporary offering about love and life, friendship and discovering yourself.
It is a book about being ‘real’ and not hiding
who you really are. “Being yourself is the one thing every person should excel
at.” Too often we present one face to the world, sometimes burying who we are
in the process. The novel shows that in opening up and being vulnerable we may
just rediscover ourselves. “I love me.
For the first time in months.”
We all need a good friend. A good friend who
will always be there for us. A good friend who sees beyond our stock, ‘I’m fine’
response. One Summer In Paris celebrates
And The Greatest Of These Is Love
The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan is a delightful heartfelt contemporary read that will tug at your emotions and leave you with a smile on your face and hope in your heart.
The novel deals with loss – a loss that is still felt twenty five years down the line. “Wounds heal, but they still leave scars.” Scars are not always visible but a traumatic loss left imprints on many hearts.
In order to protect oneself from hurt, we may build walls and hide who we really are. “Camouflaging her real self was a big part of her life.” Walls built to protect serve only to distance and isolate us from the world. It is a myth to believe that if we do not give our heart away, we cannot get hurt. Being isolated hurts us daily.
How To Keep A Secret by Sarah Morgan is a powerful contemporary family read. It is entertaining whilst imparting life lessons to us all.
The novel is about family and parenthood. Both are important. Both are complicated and messy. Both are needed to get through life. Not everyone is fortunate to have a good family. Family bonds are strong. Time has a way of cementing the bonds.
There are different dynamics portrayed within the family. I loved the bond of sisters.
Secrets are corrosive. Sooner or later they leak out. They are a burden that needs to be released. “Shedding secrets had lightened the load.” Secrets can become barriers between people. “Secrets are like walls. They stop you getting close.”