Pieces of You - Ella Harper
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The perfect marriage.
A devastating secret.
An impossible choice.
Lucy was always sure of one thing – her future with husband and soulmate Luke. But after eight long, heartbreaking years trying to have a baby, that future is crumbling before her eyes.
When a terrible accident puts Luke into a coma, Lucy is forced to reassess everything she thought she wanted.
Then Stella arrives. A woman Lucy’s never met, but with a secret that will change her world forever . . .
Erm.. Wow! Like, seriously oh my fucking god wow. I have never in my entire life read a book this soul destroying and heart breaking. It is without a doubt one of the most beautifully written and thought provoking books ever! It is fast, dramatic, inspiring, jaw droppingly amazing, with a family of characters expertly written and positioned to give this book a charm, and warmth that you straight away can relate too. I am seriously in awe right now.
I need to say that I did not read the blurb on this book, and I spotted a review that said under no circumstances to read it as it gave most of it away, so now I've seen it and read it, I would definitely advise against it. You need to go in blindfolded. Well, saying that you probably still would be left reeling from it even if you did so, yeah, erm..
So, Pieces Of You closely follows the marriage of florist Lucy Harte and her paramedic husband Luke as they struggle mentally and physically trying for a baby. After eight years and just as many miscarriages, it's coming up to their last IVF treatment, so as you can imagine it's a tough and tense time. Luke and Lucy have the most intense, gorgeous love that you can come across. They are straight up soulmates and even after a good lengthy relationship they are still smitten, and in total awe of each other. A baby to them would be the dream, the icing on the cake, the best thing they could ever achieve. When Luke is in an accident that leaves him in a coma, and Lucy has had to come to terms with something pretty big herself, life for Lucy turns drastically sour. When trainee Doctor Stella arrives at Luke's bedside one day with a secret so huge it may just push Lucy over the edge.
Proper gobsmacked with this one you know! Seriously, I keep putting me pen down and staring into space thinking about it all, and more so sitting here thinking what would I do? I seriously even asked my husband what he would do!
It is a story so unbelievably huge and powerful about love, life and how much a person can be pushed in the name of love...
You know what, sod it. I can't write a proper review for it. I can't. I'm just going to end up waffling crap and repeating myself. So, I'll stop here and I'll tell you that this is a book so unbelievably raw that you have to read it, then you have to tell your friends and family to read it too. This, I can more or less guarantee is my book of 2014 because it is going to take something emotionally life changing to top it. As a debut novel I am stunned. Ella Harper is most definitely a name to be looking out for.