Two men. Three decades. One decision.
Pregnant at nineteen from an affair with a married man, Leila goes against her parents’ wishes. Alone in an unfamiliar city, a fresh start is terrifying.
Leila struggles to navigate between being a single working mum, new friendships, and her bad choices in men. The heartache of past mistakes haunts her. Disillusioned, lonely, and with a fractured mother-daughter relationship, she swaps the vices of city life for the peace of the country. Yet new-found happiness is short-lived and old habits return.
Can Leila let go of her past and find true love?
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This was a really thought-provoking story, told throughout three different stages of Leila’s life, we get to follow her through her many decisions and challenges as she tries to become the person she wants to be. Leila was an interesting character for me because there were quite a few times I just didn’t really like her. However it didn’t put me off the book or her story at all, it just made me want her to do better, which was a great reason to carry on reading and find out how her story ended. I also really liked that it was told throughout different time periods of her life as sometimes in stories there is just not enough time for characters to actually fully develop and grow. It was also great to see her daughter Sophie grow and mature as well. A very intriguing four and a half star read.
Would I read again: Yes
Would I Recommend: Yes
Would I read another book from this author: Yes
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About the Author
Kate Frost writes character-driven women’s fiction and romances, alongside Time Shifters, an award-winning time travel adventure trilogy for 9-12 year olds. She has a MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University where she’s also taught lifewriting to creative writing undergraduates. She is the Director of Children’s and Teen events for Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival, and she’s the co-founder of Storytale Festival, the first city-wide children’s book festival in Bristol.
The Honeysuckle Dream is Kate’s ninth book and the third (standalone) novel in her popular The Butterfly Storm series. She lives in Bristol with her husband, son, and Frodo, their cute Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
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