I'd come to the end of my pile of books waiting to be read, and all those downloaded on my Kindle too. Annoyingly, there's a couple of books I'd requested from the library which I'd just got to the front of the queue for when the lockdown came into force so I wasn't able to collect them in time, but they'll be waiting for me when the libraries open their doors once again. I was looking for something to download onto my Kindle when I came across The Other Half of Augusta Hope.
This is Joanna Glen's debut novel and what a wonderful book it is.
"Augusta Hope has never felt like she fits in.
At six, she's memorising the dictionary. At seven, she's correcting her teachers. At eight, she spins the globe and picks her favourite country on the sound of its name: Burundi.
And now that she's an adult, Augusta has no interest in the goings-on of the small town where she lives with her parents and her beloved twin sister, Julia.
When an unspeakable tragedy upends everything in Augusta's life, she's propelled headfirst into the unknown. She's determined to find where she belongs - but what if her true home, and heart, are half a world away?"
I stumbled upon a wonderful book, such a moving, touching story, and written beautifully. I read this in two sittings and I can't wait to see what else Joanne Glen comes up with. Thoroughly recommended.