Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Letters to Iris by Elizabeth Noble




Elizabeth Noble is a new author to me.  I enjoyed Letters to Iris.  It was a gentle uplifting read with a satisfying (if a bit predictable) ending.

The title of the book seemed a bit tangential throughout but ended up being just right.

What else can I tell you about this book without spoiling it for you – there are 2 main female protagonists, Tess a young woman and Gigi a middle aged one.  You get to know their challenges and live with each of them as they grapple with family issues.  They don't meet each other until a third of the book is done.  But you could see it coming.

The end blurb on the book jacket did the book a bit of a disservice. 'The mistress of the tear-jerker'  'Witty, affectionate and unashamedly tear-jerking'  This might be applicable to her other books, I don't know.  But this book was not a tear jerker.  Yes there was some sadness but it was handled gently.

3 comments:

  1. Gentle and uplifting read sounds good to me, too bad the blurb says tear jerking if it is not.

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  2. I love tear-jerkers. But sometimes it is good when the author handles gently

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  3. At our age we don't really need tear-jerkers, do we. Glad you enjoyed it and found a new author.

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