The Place We Met by Isabelle Broom is a wonderful contemporary novel about love, life and loss. It is a compulsive read. With comprehensive descriptions, the reader ‘experiences’ the heat and delights of Italy’s Lake Como at Christmas and New Year.
Life is a series of meetings and partings. Some partings are harder than others but we cannot wallow in our hurtful past. “There can be no going back, so I have no choice but to move forwards.” Neither can we live in our childhood memories. No matter how wonderful, they will not keep us warm at night.
We all need good friends – friends who know us inside and out, who know the good and bad about us and love us anyway.
Running from the past is futile. If we do not deal with and face our hurts, we will never move forwards.