I have a wonderful book to tell you about today. It was an unexpected delight to read and I really learned a lot from the book too. I think it is an important book for people to read. One Moment by Linda Green. It is currently £1.99 on Kindle at the time this article was published. I highly recommend you order it today!
One Moment by Linda Green
Finn and Kaz are about to meet for the first time…
Ten-year-old Finn, a quirky, sensitive boy who talks a lot and only eats at cafes with a 5-star hygiene rating, is having a tough time at school and home.
Outspoken Kaz, 59, who has an acerbic sense of humour and a heart of gold, is working at the café when Finn and his mum come in.
They don’t know it yet, but the second time they meet will be a moment which changes both of their lives forever . . .
My Review by Kelly Lacey
Well going into One Moment I thought it was a crime fiction thriller. Purely based on the cover alone. I didn’t read the back of the book. So I was pleasantly surprised when I whisked off on a different but memorable adventure with Finn and Kaz.
Finn is a red-headed boy who is a gentle soul that likes things to be a certain way. His mum knows him inside out and takes every step to protect him from the world. His Dad wants him to fit into the world and stop all the different behaviour. It’s causing Finn’s mum and dad to fight a lot and now they are getting divorced.
Kaz is an older woman who has looked after her little brother for 55 years. He has schizophrenia and wouldn’t be able to live alone. So Kaz’s whole life has been devoted to ‘Our Terry’.
Finn and Kaz’s worlds collide one night and it has huge consequences for them both.
I loved this book so much, it took me by surprise that I really enjoyed hearing about life from both a little boy and older Kaz. Finn had me laughing out loud and my heart glowing with his love of Alan Titchmarsh.
Kaz’s scenes at the DWP will relate to many. Having just helped my Dad fight his way to try and get some help after working for 58 years. The scenes were spot on and utterly disgusting. I love that Kaz stuck up for herself and my heart really went out to her and ‘Our Terry’.
The story will be so relatable to many and Linda Green has the tone of the book perfectly. I wondered at first why it had to have the before and after chapters but by the end of the book, I am happy it was that way. I honestly hope we hear more from Finn and Kaz there are many more adventures for them to go on.
The only thing I would change is the cover, it is too dark and it screams crime fiction. Flowers, bees and rats should definitely be on a brighter more inviting cover for Fin and Kaz’s adventures.
Open the first page and then cling on for dear life because Finns come to find a place in your heart.
Thank you to Milly Reid at Quercus for my proof copy. I was meant to be part of the tour but due to illness at the time and everything that happened I am very behind. Working hard to catch up. I am very grateful for my proof copy. I will cherish it. All my opinions are my own and are given freely.
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