Monday, 23 January 2012

Blue Sky Days - Marie Landry

Blue Sky Days - Marie Landry

About the book:
A year after graduating from high school, nineteen-year-old Emma Ward feels lost. She has spent most of her life trying to please her frigid, miserable mother - studying hard, getting good grades, avoiding the whole teenage rebellion thing - and now she feels she has no identity beyond that. Because she spent so many years working hard and planning every moment of her life, she doesn't have any friends, has never had a boyfriend, and basically doesn't know who she is or what she really wants from life. Working two part-time jobs to save money for college hasn't helped her make decisions about her future, so she decides it's time for a change. She leaves home to live with her free-spirited, slightly eccentric Aunt Daisy in a small town that makes Emma feel like she's stepped back in time. 

When Emma meets Nicholas Shaw, everything changes - he's unlike anyone she's ever met before, the kind of man she didn't even know existed in the 21st century. Carefree and spirited like Daisy, Nicholas teaches Emma to appreciate life, the beauty around her, and to just let go and live. Between Daisy and Nicholas, Emma feels like she belongs somewhere for the first time in her life, and realizes that you don't always need a plan - sometimes life steers you where you're meant to be. 

Life is wonderful, an endless string of blue sky days, until Nicholas is diagnosed with cancer, and life changes once again for Emma in ways she never thought possible. Now it's time for her to help Nicholas the way he's helped her. Emma will have to use her new-found strength, and discover along the way if love really is enough to get you through.


I will admit i haven't read a lot of this genre recently, but this book is amazing. This book follows Emma through her voyage of self discovery after she realizes she is not happy with the way her life is now, so in order to try and discover what she needs to do, and who she really is she moves in with her aunt. When Emma moves away from home she can never plan for what she is about to discover about herself. Emma finds that her life of solitude back home was not worth the outcomes she gained. Living with her aunt she finds that she makes amazing friends, an amazing boyfriend and most of all that she is loved by a whole new family of people. After a great summer with family and friends Emma's whole world is turned upside down when the love of her life is diagnosed with cancer. Both Emma and Nicolas are in for a rough time, but will their love for one another be enough to get through everything and come out of the other-side stronger and more in love than ever.
From the very first page this book grabs you and draws you in, keeping you captivated with the characters as they go through the trials of love, life and self discovery. Emma is an amazing character so well written and so endearing that you can not help to be swept along and pulled in to her world, all the time feeling like you are there with her. The whole cast of characters are amazing in their own rights all bringing emotions, love and zest for life with them. The was the cancer story line is written i is thought provoking, emotional and captivating. I know the whole thing made me cry, laugh and feel good as i was going through the story. I cant say enough good things about this book so when it is released Jan next year go get a copy and read it im sure you will love it. One final word obviously is that all credit goes to the author for creating such a book that really makes you believe that love can get you through anything.

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