The final blog tour of the day is one that is incredibly bittersweet. The author of this book, Emma Hannigan, sadly lost her life in February 2018, after fighting cancer for over ten years. It is an honour to be involved in the blog tour for her final novel, ‘The Gift Of Friends’, and I would like to extend my thanks to both Anne, and Headline, for inviting me to take part and for the ARC.
Emma Hannigan is sorely missed, but her inspiration, love and light, and beautiful words will continue to live on.
Kingfisher Road – a leafy, peaceful street in the town of Vayhill. But there are whispers behind closed doors. Who is moving into Number 10?
Engaged to handsome, wealthy Justin Johnston, Danielle appears to her new neighbours to have the perfect, glossy life. But not everything is as it seems…
In fact, each of the other four women who live close by has a secret, and each is nursing their own private heartache.
But could a gift be waiting on their doorsteps? And, by opening their front doors, and their hearts, to each other, could the women of Kingfisher Road discover all the help they need?
What does TWG think?
I really didn’t want this book to end. I wanted to savour the warmth of the characters, and I wanted to stay wrapped up in Emma Hannigan’s magical storyline.
‘The Gift of Friends’ was an incredibly bittersweet novel to read, as I couldn’t ignore the fact that it was the authors final novel due to her passing last year.
I really enjoyed the premise of this book as it highlighted something important which a lot of people seem to forget – not everything is as it seems. It really isn’t, and sometimes you just need just one person to understand that, so that you can deal with whatever you need to deal with.
Just like the residents of Kingfisher Road. They all came together when they needed to and I adored the loyalty between each of the women.
‘The Gift of Friends’ truly is a gift in itself, hence my very vague review as I feel that the storyline needs to be unwrapped by the individual reader.
This is such a heartwarming and beautifully written novel which highlights the importance of having someone in your corner, regardless of whether they’re near or far. Emma Hannigan hugged me from the inside out in a way that only she knew how to do with her unique style, and unique courage. A cosy, uplifting story which was an absolute pleasure to devour.