I read many blog posts where books have been mentioned or reviewed. If any catch my eye, I jot down the title with every good intention to read them, however, there's many which I never get round to reading.
Back in the summer, Anna over at Green Tapestry blog wrote a post, Reading Matters, where she reviewed some books, a couple of which I quite fancied reading. One of them was The Night Rainbow by Claire King, and I was pleasantly surprised to find it at less that £2 on Amazon. I buy lots of books from charity shops these days, and many of them are more expensive than this.
I've really enjoyed reading The Night Rainbow. It's set in southern France and narrated by a five year old girl, Pea. Her father has died in an accident and she lives with her little sister, Margot, and her mother who is too sad to take care of them. Pea and Margot make a friend in the meadows behind their home, though he's keeping a secret.
It's an emotional story, which I have to say is very cleverly written. The ending was not what I was expecting at all.
This is Claire King's first novel, and I think she's done a fabulous job with it.