The first novel I’ve read by Elizabeth Noble, having this book drop through my letterbox from the Publisher it’s been in my reading pile waiting for a quiet reading moment. This book is perfect for a lazy Sunday curled up with a hot drink.

Dear, Iris explores family relationships, on one hand you have Iris coming to the end of her life, looked after by the granddaughter she virtually brought up. Tess is struggling to cope with the impending loss of her grandmother, having a fractious relationship with her own mother she finds her own impending motherhood bringing them closer.

On the flip side we have Gigi, her family are grown up and she is finding herself unhappy in her marriage and wanting to fly the nest herself, Tess and Gigi are connected by the home where Iris moves to and where Gigi’s father in law also stays. Soon they form a friendship as they deal with the changes in their lives.

This was a moving story with lots of parts to it, it was lovely to see the different family bonds and how they changed. It did feel that there could be more done with the secret Iris was keeping, although it had a nice way of bringing a deeper meaning to the story.
If you love a book to pull on your heart strings this one is for you

Love, Iris Book Cover Love, Iris
Elizabeth Noble
Penguin
27 December 2018
Paperback

Did you ever have a secret you knew would change everything?

Tess's happy childhood memories are mostly of the grandmother who helped raise her. And now she has a secret to tell Iris - one which will turn so many lives upside down.

But how can you confide your future in someone who barely remembers her past?

Tess knows everything is about to change. What she doesn't know is that chance will lead her into the lives of two strangers - and uncover her grandmother's secret from the past.

A secret which will illuminate her own future . . .

An uplifting, unforgettable story about keeping secrets, taking chances and finding happiness where you least expect it.

Published in a previous edition under the title Letters to Iris.

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