Hello lovely readers, today’s #bookreview is about a story I personally felt strong about, it covers not one but both the characters, also the lead couple, who face mental and physical health concerns. So, without yapping on and on Happy Reading and discovering.
Title – The Pieces of You and Me
Author – Rachel Burton
Published – 21 March 2019
Set in – England
Rating 4.5 /5
They say time can heal all wounds…
When Jess and Rupert parted ways, it was the end of a great love story that might have been. Now ten years later, the very different paths they have taken in life will bring them back together for a chance meeting.
But with so much left unsaid about the break up neither ever recovered from and with each keeping their own devastating secrets, will they finally be able to make the fractured pieces of their love for one another whole again?
The Pieces of You and Me follows Jess and Rupert from childhood untill they finally grow up and settle in their lives.
Jess and Rupert grow up next door each other, were best friends, sweethearts, in and out of each others house’s and eventually, life too. When it’s time to go to college, they’re separated by Continents and Grief too when Jess’s father dies.
They meet after a decade, courtesy some covert meddling by their well meaning common friend. Meeting again brings up their old happy memories and some new difficult truths of the people they’ve grown into. It is a story of how they deal with their unresolved issues, emotions and betrayals of youth.
I loved how layered the characters were. Also, it felt very realistic how they dealt with their physical and mental health concerns. It wasn’t glorified or made to seem anything but what it was. There was an underlying emotional tug of war. I felt melancholic but also badly wanted hope and better things for the characters. Needless to say I rooted for them, I lived their joys and sorrows and was relieved and happy with the ending.
Rachel Burton is the author of the international ebook bestseller The Many Colours of Us. Rachel spent most of her life between Cambridge and London but now lives in Yorkshire with her fiance and their three cats. The main loves of her life are The Beatles and very tall romantic heroes. Find her on Twitter & Instagram as @bookish_yogi or follow her blog at rachelburtonwrites.com. She is always happy to talk books, writing, music, cats and how the weather in Yorkshire is rubbish. She is mostly dreaming of her next holiday….
Reviewed by Bharti