Tuesday 29 January 2019

✪ Saving You ✪ Charlotte Nash ✪

One single mother. Three escaped pensioners. A road trip across the United States.

The new emotionally compelling page-turner by Australia's Charlotte Nash.

In their tiny pale green cottage under the trees, Mallory Cook and her five-year-old son, Harry, are a little family unit who weather the storms of life together. Money is tight after Harry's father, Duncan, abandoned them to expand his business in New York. So when Duncan fails to return Harry after a visit, Mallory boards a plane to bring her son home any way she can.

During the journey, a chance encounter with three retirees on the run from their care home leads Mallory on an unlikely group road trip across the United States. Zadie, Ernie, and Jock each have their own reasons for making the journey and along the way the four of them will learn the lengths they will travel to save each other - and themselves.

Saving You is the beautiful, emotionally compelling page-turner by Charlotte Nash, bestselling Australian author of The Horseman and The Paris Wedding.

Copy received from Hachette Australia for an honest review

I have only read one other Charlotte Nash story previous to Saving You, however from just that one read I knew I was going to read more in the future.

Saving You is a beautiful story full of heartbreak, full of hope, full of love.

My heart hurts for Mallory as her douchey husband does really douchey things.  I am also her biggest cheerleader as she takes life by the balls and embarks on an odyssey to get her son back.

And oh, how you can't help but love her travel companions! I couldn't help but laugh, cry and get frustrated with them, right along with Mallory.

However, this is more than an across-the-pond journey to get Mallory's son.

It is a story of not living life with regrets, of never giving up, and also about a second chance at love.

The emotions leapt off the pages and into my heart.  I didn't want to put Saving You down once I started it (darn adulting getting in the way of my reading though).

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I look forward to what Ms Nash brings us next.

Charlotte Nash is the bestselling author of six novels, including four set in country Australia, and The Paris Wedding, which has been sold in eight countries and translated into multiple languages.  In her new novel, Saving You, she takes us on a road trip across the USA, which showcases her signature style: lush sense of place, rich plot, emotive heart, and a body and soul odyssey for her characters. 

She is an intrepid traveller with a life long love of new experiences, and has adventured around Australia and the world for both work and pleasure, including her pre-writing life as an engineer and medico. 

When not writing, she is a connoisseur of beautiful baked goods, gourmet tea, and an eclectic mix of favourite movies.