#BookReview: Once Lost by Ber Carroll #CLPBlogTours

Reviewer: Samantha

I received a review copy

once lostSummary:

Are some things better left unfound?

Best friends Louise and Emma grew up next door to each other in a grim inner-city suburb of Dublin.

Now Louise, an art conservator, is thousands of miles away in Sydney, restoring a beautiful old painting. She meets Dan, whose family welcome her as one of their own, but she will always feel lost until she finds her mother who walked out when she was just eight years old.

Back in Dublin, Emma is stuck in a job where she is under-appreciated and underpaid, but her biggest worry is her ex-partner, Jamie. Emma has lost so much because of Jamie: her innocence, her reputation, almost her life. Now she is at risk of losing Isla, her young daughter.

So where is Louise’s mother? Will Emma ever be free of her ex? Both women frantically search for answers, but when the truth finally emerges it is more shattering than they had ever expected.

Review:

This is my second book from Ber Carroll, and I have also reviewed Worlds Apart. Both books were very engaging as a reader, and being from the US, I was quite tickled to have the entire book set in Sydney and Dublin. The language, the setting, the sights, the culture differences – it’s just so much fun to read about. A very fine piece of women’s fiction that left me satisfied at the end.

4 stars

ber carrollAuthor Bio:

Ber Carroll was born in Blarney, County Cork, and moved to Australia in 1995. Her first novel, Executive Affair, was inspired by her initial impressions of Sydney, and her exciting, dynamic work environment at the time. Ber now lives in Sydney’s northern beaches with her husband and two children.  Incidentally, Ber is short for Bernadette, but please don’t call her Bernadette: this is what her mother calls her when she is in trouble for something.

 

Ber’s novels have been published in five countries, including Ireland. If you would like to know more about Ber and her novels, you can visit her website at www.bercarroll.com, or you can subscribe to her newsletter (Book Chat) with fellow authors Dianne Blacklock and Liane Moriarty (see Ber’s website for a link to the newsletter and to find Ber on Facebook).

Book Links

http://amzn.to/1iHL3QQ

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/once-lost-ber-carroll/1121534498?ean=9780992472122

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25449092-once-lost


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