I næsten 20 år passede Plum Johnson og hendes søskende deres skrantende forældre, og sorgen over deres død er iblandet en vis lettelse over at slippe af med byrden. Med de følelser i bagagen påtager Plum sig at rydde det kolossale barndomshjem – 23 værelser, der bugner af møbler, tomme iltflasker og gammelt legetøj. Hvor svært kan det være?
Opgaven viser sig imidlertid at være langt hårdere og mere tidskrævende, end hun havde troet. Men også langt mere berigende! For mens Plum graver sig gennem håndskrevne indkøbssedler og propfyldte køkkenskuffer og skabe, får hun et nyt indblik i, hvem hendes forældre egentlig var. Et indblik, der kaster lys over en ikke altid lykkelig barndom med en excentrisk mor og en far, der opdragede sine børn med militaristisk disciplin. De efterlod os alt er en morsom og rørende fortælling om, hvor vigtigt det er at forstå fortiden, fordi den ligger inde med nøglen til fremtiden…
Random House presents the audiobook edition of Where The Light Gets In by Lucy Dillon, read by Karen Cass.
The inspiring, life-enhancing and evocative new novel from the bestselling author of A Hundred Pieces of Me and All I Ever Wanted . ‘No one tugs at the heartstrings quite like Lucy Dillon’ Red magazine
‘You know those cracks in your heart, Lorna, where things didn’t work out, but you picked yourself up and carried on? That’s where the fear gets out. And where the light gets in.’
It was Betty, defiant to the end, who sent Lorna back to Longhampton. If Lorna’s learned one thing from Betty it’s that courage is something you paint on like red lipstick, even when you’re panicking inside. And right now, with the keys to the town’s gallery in her hand, Lorna feels about as courageous as Betty’s anxious little dachshund, trembling beside her.
Lorna’s come home to Longhampton to fulfil a long-held dream, but she knows, deep down, there are ghosts she needs to lay to rest first. This is where her tight-knit family shattered into silent pieces. It’s where her unspoken fears about herself took root and where her own secret, complicated love began. It’s not exactly a fresh start.
But as Lorna – and the little dog – tentatively open their cracked hearts to old friends and new ones, facing hard truths and fresh promises, something surprisingly beautiful begins to grow around the gallery, something so inspirational even Lorna couldn’t have predicted the light it lets into her world . . .
Fin bog i serien om Louisa Clark, som man/jeg jo ikke rigtig kan andet end at elske, fordi hun er så skøn og (u)almindelig. Denne gang er Louisa endt i New York..
Kort omtale af bogen fra mofibo.com:
The third Lou Clark novel by Jojo Moyes, following the Number One international bestsellers Me Before You and After You Lou Clark knows too many things . . . She knows how many miles lie between her new home in New York and her new boyfriend Sam in London. She knows her employer is a good man and she knows his wife is keeping a secret from him. What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to meet someone who’s going to turn her whole life upside down. Because Josh will remind her so much of a man she used to know that it’ll hurt. Lou won’t know what to do next, but she knows that whatever she chooses is going to change everything.
Efterfølgeren til You Before Me (som jeg var i biografen for at se for ikke så længe siden – tudede som havde biografen betalt mig i stedet for det omvendte, snøft!). Meget sød, ligesom den første bog :o) I øvrigt oplæst af en super god stemme, synes jeg – dejligt!
Kort omtale af bogen fra mofibo.com (hvor jeg har hørt den):
Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of After You by the Jojo Moyes, the stunning sequel to the worldwide phenomenon Me Before You. Read by Anna Acton. Lou Clark has lots of questions. Like how it is she’s ended up working in an airport bar, spending every shift watching other people jet off to new places. Or why the flat she’s owned for a year still doesn’t feel like home. Whether her close-knit family can forgive her for what she did eighteen months ago. And will she ever get over the love of her life. What Lou does know for certain is that something has to change. Then, one night, it does. But does the stranger on her doorstep hold the answers Lou is searching for – or just more questions? Close the door and life continues: simple, ordered, safe. Open it and she risks everything. But Lou once made a promise to live. And if she’s going to keep it, she has to invite them in . . .