Alice Hoffman is my favourite author. I can't even wait to get my hands on her books literally the second they come out! To be given the opportunity to read and review this book was truly thrilling for me.
Hoffman's writing is a living thing. Her stories breathe and grow and as the reader, you transcend. Her characters are layered and complex, her writing is rich and incredibly moving, it is fluid.
That being said, I missed the magical realism associated with Hoffman because I don't think that this novel had enough of it, or rather didn't seem to have any other than the reference of an angel which unfortunately for this book, becomes a character — this is not classic Hoffman.
While this story was by no means my favourite, it was indeed a page-turner and I'm so glad I got to read it.