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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

All the Time in the World by Caroline Angell



This was a hard hitting novel. It makes any reader take a step back and think about your own mortality. It only takes a second of carelessness to change not just your life but the lives of all
those around you.

Charlotte is a happy baby sitter. She has her masters in music studies but cannot find a niche in the music world. She is happy with the two boys she looks after, has a wonderful relationship with their parents and everything seems alright.  A freak accident and everyone's world turns topsy turvy. Now Charlotte seems to be the glue holding the boys' world together and her personal life as well as her
professional life seems to be put on hold. The story winding its way through Charlotte and everyone in her periphery brings together the elements of love, grief, survival of the spirit amidst the overwhelming sadness of loss.

Beautifully handled debut for this author.

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review courtesy of Henry Holt & Company. 

2 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Wow, that sounds thought provoking and sad.

Literary Feline said...

This sounds so sad. It's so true though, about how it can happen at any moment. You just never know.