Friday 15 February 2019

Something To Tell You by Lucy Diamond @LDiamondAuthor @panmacmillan @ChablisPoulet #SomethingToTellYou

When Frankie stumbles upon an unopened letter from her late mother, she’s delighted to have one last message from her . . . until she reads the contents and discovers the truth about her birth. Brimming with questions, she travels to York to seek further answers from the Mortimer family, but her appearance sends shockwaves through them all.
Meanwhile, Robyn Mortimer has problems of her own. Her husband John has become distant, and a chance remark from a friend leads Robyn to wonder exactly what he’s not been saying. Dare she find out more?
As for Bunny, she fell head over heels in love with Dave Mortimer when she first arrived in town, but now it seems her past is catching up with her. She can’t help wondering if he’ll still feel the same way about her if he discovers who she really is – and what she did.
As secrets tumble out and loyalties are tested, the Mortimers have to face up to some difficult decisions. With love, betrayal and dramatic revelations in the mix, this is one summer they’ll never forget.

Something To Tell You by Lucy Diamond was published by Pan Macmillan on 24 January 2019. My thanks to the publisher who sent my copy for review.

It is no secret that I am a massive Lucy Diamond fan. Her books are wonderfully written, and such an absolute treat to read. When my copy of Something To Tell You dropped through the letterbox I gave a squeal of delight and have to admit that it barged its way to the top of the 'to be read' pile immediately.

I've noticed that there's been a theme of 'long-lost family members' in contemporary fiction recently and Something To Tell You does begin with the discovery of a previously unknown father. However, Lucy Diamond's writing is so witty and incredibly touching, she really does make this subject her own.

Frankie is devastated after the death of her mother, however she's both delighted and shocked when she discovers a letter written by her Mum. The letter reveals details of her father; a man who she never knew anything about before. Harry Mortimer is her father and according to the letter, he lives in York. Even though her partner Craig tells her that she really should contact him first, Frankie decides that she will travel to York to find him.

It's very bad timing. Frankie walks into the local village hall, smack bang into the celebratory party for Harry, and his wife Jeannie's Wedding Anniversary party! Despite making a quick escape, her presence has not gone unnoticed and the consequences of her appearance affect every one of the family members.

Lucy Diamond has included a huge cast of characters in this novel, yet each one of them are so individual, with their own unique voice and point of view. This enables the reader to easily follow the story, getting to know the characters, and their many problems and issues intimately.

The story is brimming with humour and emotional dilemmas. There are characters to really fall in love with and there are a couple who the reader will hate; such a mixed bag and such a multi layered and very compelling plot.

Something To Tell You is a story that will capture the heart. It is warm and so well written with plenty of twists and turns along the way.

Born in Nottingham, Lucy Diamond has lived in Leeds, London, Oxford and Brighton, but now lives in beautiful Bath. 

She is married with three children.

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