Friday 27 March 2020

✪ Tiny Pieces Of Us ✪ Nicky Pellegrino ✪

Release date: 31st March 2020


From bestselling author Nicky Pellegrino comes a magnificent novel about the unexpected ways in which our lives weave and tangle, and the bravery we find in the most difficult circumstances.

My heart is less than one per cent of my body, it weighs hardly anything; it's only a tiny piece of me, yet it's the part everyone finds most interesting. . .

Vivi Palmer knows what it's like to live life carefully. Born with a heart defect, she was given a second chance after a transplant, but has never quite dared to make the most of it. Until she comes face-to-face with her donor's mother, Grace, who wants something in return for Vivi's new heart: her help to find all the other people who have tiny pieces of her son.

Reluctantly drawn into Grace's mission, Vivi's journalist training takes over as one by one she tracks down a small group of strangers. As their lives intertwine Vivi finds herself with a new kind of family, and by finding out more about all the pieces that make up the many parts of her, Vivi might just discover a whole new world waiting for her...

ARC received via Hachette Australia for an honest review

Tiny Pieces of Us is a beautiful, heartwarming yet also heartbreaking tale of loss, love and finding "family" who aren't blood.

I felt for Vivi as she is caught between a rock and a hard place when her boss *HISS* pushes her into a story she is not keen on.  Let's just say, Dan is a d1ck!

As she is taken on the journey to find the others her donor helped, I couldn't help but want to see new relationships, new friendships forged and a new "family" grow together.

I can't even imagine what all of them have gone through, and thank my lucky stars every day that I am relatively healthy.

Besides Vivi, my favourite character, who plays a very big part in the story, is Imogen, her sister.  She could have so much resentment towards Vivi for ruining her childhood, yet there is none.  She is all about loving her sister and the second chance she has been given, and getting her to live her best life.

You can' help but fall in love with the others are they are brought into the Palmer family fold.

If your heart doesn't ache a little whilst reading Tiny Pieces Of Us, you are a stronger person than me!

I am new to Nicky Pellegrino's books (this is only my second read) but I am looking forward to what she brings us next.

Nicky Pellegrino was born in Liverpool and spent childhood holidays staying with her father's family in southern Italy. When she started writing fiction, it was the memories of those summers in Italy that came flooding back and flavoured her stories.
Nicky now lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband, dogs and horses. A former magazine editor, she combines work as a freelance journalist with writing number one bestselling novels, including Under Italian Skies, A Dream Of Italy and A Year At Hotel Gondola. Her books sell around the world and have been translated into numerous languages.