Thursday, 19 March 2020

The Faerie Tree by Jane Cable + #Giveaway

The Faerie Tree by Jane Cable
Published by Matador on the 16th March 2015.

In the summer of 1986 Robin and Izzie hold hands under The Faerie Tree and wish for a future together. Within hours tragedy rips their dreams apart.
In the winter of 2006, each carrying their own burden of grief, they stumble back into each other’s lives and try to create a second chance. But why are their memories of 1986 so different? And which one of them is right?
With strong themes of memory, love and grief, The Faerie Tree is a novel as gripping and unputdownable as Jane Cable's first book, The Cheesemaker’s House, which won the Suspense & Crime category of The Alan Titchmarsh Shows Peoples Novelist competition. It is a story that will resonate with fans of romance, suspense, and folklore.

I'm so happy to have been given this opportunity to read and review The Faerie Tree because I loved this novel! I hadn't read any of Jane Cable's other work before so, while the synopsis appealed to me, I wasn't exactly sure what to expect, however Cable's writing style and storytelling expertise had me completely gripped from the first page until the last. The Faerie Tree has a second-chance romance at its heart, but I felt its storyline went deeper than a standard romance or domestic drama novel. Cable weaves contemporary issues such as homelessness, children caring for parents, physical disability and mental health problems into this story, yet without ever making it feel as though this was a social commentary piece. Instead, the characters' lives flowed perfectly naturally leading me to almost see myself as one of the family. I was quite bereft after I finished reading!

I would highly recommend The Faerie Tree to readers who love unreliable narrators, especially when the characters themselves utterly believe their own truths. Cable had shared the real Faerie Tree photograph on social media prior to my starting to read and I appreciated having the same sense of authenticity regarding this anchor as both Robin and Izzie. I think it helped me to connect with them. I could strongly empathise with Robin's overwhelming grief and the way he reacted to it while, at the same time, really sympathise with Izzie's predicament as she was left alone. To even begin to try and overcome such a rift would be challenging enough, but in their circumstances and after twenty years have passed? It certainly does make for a compelling tale! 

Meet the author   

Jane Cable writes romantic fiction with the over-riding theme that the past is never dead. She published her first two books independently (the multi award winning The Cheesemaker’s House and The Faerie Tree) and is now signed by Sapere Books. Two years ago she moved to Cornwall to concentrate on her writing full time, but struggles a little in such a beautiful location. Luckily she’s discovered the joys of the plot walk.

Author links: 
Facebook ~ Twitter

And now it's time for the Giveaway!
Win PB copies of The Faerie Tree and The Cheesemaker’s House by Jane Cable 
(Open to the UK Only until the 24th March)

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  1. That sounds like it would be a good book.

    1. It's a beautiful story and I loved Jane's writing :-)