The Making of Us by Lisa Jewell
The Making of Us by Lisa Jewell begins with Daniel, a man facing his last days of life. His friend Maggie sits with him as he tells the story of his life and reminisces both his regrets and secrets- one of the biggest being the children he has never met and more than likely never will. The three children all have very different lives and the novel picks up with each of them- Lydia, Dean, and Robyn. We learn quickly about the challenges that each of them faces and how not knowing their father has changed them. Their respective lives all come to a hault and they find themselves looking for something … little do they know that they will find their way into each other’s lives. Will they find what they are looking for? Will having siblings be the missing pieces to their lives?
Endearing yet poignant, The Making of Us definitely has it all. I was very excited to get my hands on this one when I received the review request and I am glad to say that I was not disappointed. I loved the character development and felt that the novel had a ton of heart. I found myself rooting for Lydia, Dean, and Robyn as they ventured into their pasts individually and their futures together. An absolutely fantastic book with a story line unlike anything I’ve ever read before. Lisa Jewell has just added another reader to her list of fans!