OK, I admit it. I am not your average romance-loving reader. Read my share – now I prefer mysteries. With a dash of romance. BUT this one? I received the Advanced Reading Copy, and – knowing and liking the Author’s writing a lot (I wrote about Iris Blobel’s other books on several occasions – here and here, I also had an opportunity to interview the Author 🙂 ) – I started reading “Echoes…”
And that was it! I honestly do not remember last time I’ve read something so gentle, so dear – yet tugging on all the inner feelings strings with quite a strength!
It`s a story about the love that miraculously survives, even though it was born in the heart of a child, and did not have any conditions to grow through the years… Yet it remained strong, in that heart of little girl, teenager and then a woman, as if she needed to nurture it for both of them…
A story about true friendship, that survives everything, through the years, feeding only on memories of the childhood times. Memories and dreams, held strong in the broken heart of the father…
Story about the longing in the heart, a feeling of which a grown man has no clue at first, driven by curiosity perhaps, but which explodes full blast when he comes to the place he once loved, and which was brutally taken away from him.
It finally is a story about questions that need to be asked and answered, about priorities one has in ones life, about righting the wrongs, and going after the true calling of the heart.
And THIS is not your regular review, I realize that, but I can’t write even one word about the details of the book without the fear of revealing too much and therefore spoiling the beautiful book for an unsuspecting reader!
Absolutely amazing read!
About the Author:
Iris Blobel was born and raised in Germany and only immigrated to Australia in the late 1990s. Having had the travel bug most of her life, Iris spent quite some time living in Scotland, London, as well as Canada where she met her husband. Her love for putting her stories onto paper only emerged a few years back, but now her laptop is a constant companion. Iris resides west of Melbourne with her husband and her beautiful two daughters as well as their dog. Next to her job at a private school, she also presents a German Program at the local Community Radio.
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