Thursday, 13 June 2013

Books Read: Erin Kaye - Always You

It’s 1992 and Sarah is in love with Cahal, a boy from the wrong side of the tracks. As they plan to graduate from university, all seems set for their happily ever after…

Fast forward to 2012 and something’s gone wrong. Cahal is out of the picture and Sarah is divorced from Ian by whom she’s had two children. What happened? As Cahal walks back into Sarah’s life, can they overcome past decisions and surrounding prejudice and make it work a second time around?

Having read all of Erin Kaye's previous books, I was looking forward to the publication of Always You, especially after reading the synopsis.

Sarah and Cahal first met at university in 1992 and soon they were inseparable as love's young dream except for one slight problem... Sarah's family have a grudge against Cahal's family but she doesn't know why so she's frightened to tell them that she's dating him in case they try and split them up.  

Fast forward 20 years and and we see that life has turned out very different for both Sarah and Cahal.  Their romance obviously didn't go the distance as Cahal has lived the last 20 years in Australia whilst Sarah is now a divorced mother of 2 young children who is still living in Ballyfergus.  

This was very much a story in two parts, a teaser at the beginning to introduce us to the main characters, Sarah, Cahal and her family, and then to the present day where we get to see how things have turned out for Sarah and Cahal and what happens when they suddenly meet again.  

As the story unfolds we see why their relationship broke up in the first place, we discover a deep family secret which has been buried for years which explains why her family are so opposed to her dating Cahal, and see what happens when Sarah and Cahal meet again after all of these years.  Will they be able to turn back the clock and rebuild a new life for themselves together or is it all a little too late?

This was one of those books where I found myself losing hours of the day whilst reading it as I got caught up in the events of Sarah and Cahal's lives and willing things to turn out right for them second time around despite even more hurdles standing in their way than when they were teenagers.  It was a story full of emotion and one that I would definitely recommend to others, I'm already looking forward to the next offering from Erin Kaye. 

I'd like to thank Becke at Avon for sending me a copy of this book to review.

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