It’s bingo Saturday once again – that rolled around fast! The square I’ve filled for this entry is:
A book everyone is talking about
The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart has been steadily popping up in my book circles for several weeks now – everyone seems to have read it, is currently reading it or wants to read it, but either way, they’re all talking about it! I’ve been talking about it myself for quite awhile and now that I’ve read it I’ll keep on talking about it because it is a stunning novel, truly beautiful, and one that I recommend widely to all.
Guilt, grief, and the toxic effect of harbouring family secrets play out in this enchanting and heartfelt novel by debut Australian author, Holly Ringland. The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart is a story that orbits around wildflowers.
There’s something about Holly’s writing that really gets under your skin. It’s more in what she leaves unsaid than in any explicit renderings. The narrative sweeps along, visually appealing as well as deeply heartfelt. There were many moments throughout where I breaked from reading for reflection.
This year I’m playing book bingo with Mrs B’s Book Reviews. On the first and third Saturday of each month, we’ll post our latest entry. We’re not telling each other in advance what we’re currently reading or what square we’ll be filling next; any coincidences are exactly that – and just add to the fun!
Follow our card below if you’d like to join in, and please let us know if you do so we can check out what you’re reading.
Now I’m off to check out what square Mrs B has marked off for this round. See you over there!