Friday, 29 March 2013

Mini review: The Resolution, Linda Green

Thought I would post a review of the fabulous novella The Resolution by Linda Green as a sneaky peek into my review of her latest novel The Mummyfesto. The Resolution focuses on three very different mums who live in the northern town of Hebden Bridge. This is a great start for me, I love novels set in the north, I like to hear voices I recognises and areas I can relate to. Mum Sam has two boys, Zach and Oscar. We learn that Oscar is in a wheelchair and if this isn't enough for her to cope with, she also works in a children's hospice. From what I can gather, this character seems to be the glue which holds the mums together. Mum Anna is from London but has moved north because of her Yorkshire husband. She is mum to two teenagers, Will and Charlotte, and younger daughter Esme. She is a councillor, unlike teacher Jackie. We learn the least about Jackie in this short story, only that she is mum to Alice and that she might possibly have some skeletons in her closet or that there is more going on under the surface than she is letting on...

I think it is such a fabulous idea to release a short ebook as a preview to a novel. I am dying to find out what Jackie's secret is and if there is another reason why Anna moved north, being a native Londoner. The story ends with the three women making a resolution to meet up on the first Monday of every months, and the final lines is Anna making the resolution to be happy that year. This was my personal New Years resolution and so I am even more intrigued to find out how that pans out for her. I can't wait to get my teeth into The Mummyfesto now, and equally can't wait to let you know what I think of it...

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