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Family Gift by Cathy Kelly

Genre: Fiction
Source: Compulsive Readers
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About The Book

Freya Abalone has a big, messy, wonderful family, a fantastic career, and a new house.
But that’s on the outside.
On the inside, she’s got Mildred – the name she’s given to that nagging inner critic who tells us all we’re not good enough.
And now Freya’s beloved blended family is under threat. Dan’s first wife Elisa, the glamorous, manipulative woman who happily abandoned her daughter to Freya and Dan’s care and left the country, has elbowed her way back into their lives.
But Freya knows that when life gives you lemons, you throw them right back.


My Thoughts

This had been an eye-opening story, how the perfect on the outside almost never means perfect on the inside. Because Freya Abalone seems to have everything, perfect husband, kids, house… but she also has Mildred, the 24 hour critical inner voice!
This is a book to enjoy but at the same time to make you think on your personal story, because even if this is “only” a book, the characters story are real and I am sure that any reader will feel related to at least some of the situations in them. The characters are real, human, like you or me and that’s what made this book so special.
Freya was mugged a few months ago and is trying to keep all her emotions silenced and by herself, but she will have to learn that some things are much better shared. Because if they aren’t the ball grows so much that it drags everything around. And let’s be honest, I know first hand what being mugged/robbed means; the fear, the guilt… is not easy to cope with all the feelings if it’s not shared with your loved ones or someone specialized. And she is trying to manage so many things in her life that I really don’t know how she can! She is a mother, hard worker, daughter, wife… she is the one that glues all the people around her, but she doesn’t see how important she is!
Family Gift is a gift for all of us, the readers, that we try to do so many things in our life that maybe it’s time to take a step back and ask for a little help or support, it’s never too late! 😉
I really liked this story, sweet and warm, Freya’s family had become mine, her happiness and sadness of my own, I can assure this is a book I’ll read again for sure! Ready to discover what’s really a Family Gift?


About The Author

Cathy Kelly is published around the world, with millions of books in print. Cathy is the bestselling author of The Honey Queen, Once in a Lifetime and Between Sisters, and is a No.1 bestseller in the UK, Ireland and Australia. Her trademark is warm and witty Irish storytelling about modern life, always with an uplifting message, a sense of community and strong female characters at the heart.
She lives with her family and their three dogs in County Wicklow, Ireland. She is also an Ambassador for UNICEF Ireland, raising funds and awareness for children orphaned by or living with HIV/AIDS.