DOES YOUR FAMILY HAVE SECRETS? REALLY? ARE YOU SURE?
IGNORING GRAVITY, the debut novel by Yorkshire author Sandra Danby, is a compelling story about an ordinary family with a secret. Rose is adopted and doesn't know it. The day she finds her mother's hidden diary is the day she starts to search for who she really is.
A story about identity, adoption, family mystery and ultimately of love, IGNORING GRAVITY connects two pairs of sisters separated by a generation of secrets. As Rose untangles the truth from the lies, she begins to understand why she has always felt so different from her sister Lily.
A family saga of sisterly complications and multiple secrets. If you love Maggie O'Farrell, Lucinda Riley, Tracy Rees and Rachel Hore, this is the novel for you.
What readers are saying about IGNORING GRAVITY:
"Drama? Check. Suspense? Check. Romance? Check. Will-they-won't-they? Check. Great twists? Check, check, check! I am pleased to say this story has them all and then some."
"IGNORING GRAVITY is just the book to take with you to the beach this summer. It has everything you need: romance, family drama, humour - and some moments guaranteed to make you tearful."
"There is a twist at the end which unexpectedly gave me the shivers as I contemplated history repeating itself. A well-written book with a story which will keep you turning the pages. Thoroughly recommended."
"This is the perfect summer read; I read this sprawled in the garden, under the sun. It really is the perfect mix of drama, family, love, discovery and friendship."
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Fantastic family saga - definitely different Whilst helping her sister, Lily, clear their mother’s belongings, Rose finds the diaries that change her perspective on life. Reading them, she discovers she was adopted. As a thirty-something year old journalist, Rose is very aware of how to carry out research and puts her skills to good use as she seeks information about her birth parents. Her adoptive father is traumatised by his wife’s death and tries to avoid all discussions about the past and her adoption, suggesting she doesn’t look into this further. Her sister is so busy trying to get pregnant, she is also not really supportive. The search impacts dramatically on Rose’s life, her work ethic and her relationships with family and friends. It is both a heartbreaking and heart warming tale as she slowly uncovers her true origins, stumbling over many obstacles en route. When she was adopted, the rules were very different to today and this story explores the issues around adoption in a positive and forthright manner. This is a dramatic story, written in a manner that enable and encourages the reader to empathise with all that Rose is experiencing. The characters are portrayed brilliantly, warts and all, and the discoveries she makes reveal other secrets from the past and will have an impact on all their futures. I really enjoyed this totally different story and hope to read other works by this author regarding ‘Rose Haldane: Identity Detective’ in the future. This is certainly a book I have no hesitation in highly recommending to anyone who enjoys reading about families experiencing real life issues written in a realistic and easy to relate to manner. Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too, for letting me read this book in exchange for an honest review.