Another Life – Jodie Chapman

Synopsis:

Nick and Anna work the same summer job at their local cinema. Anna is mysterious, beautiful, and from a very different world to Nick.

She’s grown up preparing for the end of days, in a tightly-controlled existence where Christmas, getting drunk and sex before marriage are all off-limits.

So when Nick comes into her life, Anna falls passionately in love. Their shared world burns with poetry and music, cigarettes and conversation – hints of the people they hope to become.

But Anna, on the cusp of adulthood, is afraid to give up everything she’s ever believed in, and everyone she’s ever loved. She walks away, and Nick doesn’t stop her.

Years later, a tragedy draws Anna back into Nick’s life.

But rekindling their relationship leaves Anna and Nick facing a terrible choice between a love that’s endured decades, and the promises they’ve made to others along the way.

Review:

I really enjoyed following Nick and Anna on their journeys both separately and together. The ultimate love story with many twists and turns in the road along the way.

I loved both Nick and Anna in equal measures and felt they were characters with real depth to them!

This is not just a love story, it is so much more. It’s friendship, it’s family, it’s pain and it’s love.

It’s written seamlessly from multiple points in time and from Nicks point of view. It had some mixed media thrown in too which was a great addition.

It had a good pace throughout and managed to keep me hooked from the beginning. The language and narrative was comfortable and relatable.

It’s a strong character driven story which I’ve rated a 4/5 overall and would definitely recommend!

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