Today is Ellen’s turn on the blog tour for We Own The Sky by Luke Allnutt and I get to share her brilliant review with you all!
About the book:
A story about love, loss and finding hope-against all odds.
Rob Coates can’t believe his luck. There is Anna, his incredible wife, and most precious of all, Jack, their son, who makes every day an extraordinary adventure. Rob feels like he’s won the lottery of life. Or rather-he did. Until the day it all changes when Anna becomes convinced there is something wrong with Jack.
Now Rob sleepwalks through his days, unable to bridge the gulf that separates him from his wife, his son and the business of living. But he’s determined to come to terms with what’s happened-and find a way back to life, and forgiveness.
Published by Trapeze on February 8th, click HERE to order your copy!
About the author:
Originally from the U.K., Luke has lived and worked in Prague since 1998.
Luke works as an editor at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and has written for various publications about technology and Eastern European politics.
“Sometimes love comes from the strangest places. People don’t realise how much they can break your heart”
Oh my! This book tore out my heart, ripped it to shreds then gently moulded it back together again; now if that’s not enough to persuade you to go buy it I don’t know what is. I devoured We Own The Sky in one sitting and highly recommend that you do the same. I was so drawn into Rob, Anna and Jack’s story that I couldn’t leave them until I found out what was going to happen.
Rob and Anna are the perfect couple who go through the trauma of miscarriage before they are blessed with Jack; their gorgeous, clever and kind son. Everything is going along swimmingly until Jack falls ill and is diagnosed with a brain tumour.
It is never easy to read a story about childhood illness and bereavement but We Own The Sky is written so honestly that although it is about despair and loss there is also a lesson in there about everlasting love, forgiveness and hope. We would all do absolutely anything for an ill loved one, so can appreciate the lengths that Rob is prepared to go to if it means he can cure Jack’s tumour even whilst recognising his actions may be reckless. The journey that we are taken on is heart breaking yet also heart-warming and the story will stay on my mind for a long time.
An outstanding debut; We Own The Sky gets #allthestars from me!