Book: Letters to Iris
Author: Elizabeth Noble
Publisher: Michael Joseph
*I received the e-ARC through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*
Tess has a secret – one which is going to turn her life upside down in just nine months’ time.
The only person she can confide in is her beloved grandmother. But Iris is slipping further away each day.
Then chance brings a stranger into Tess’s life.
Gigi’s heart goes out to Tess, knowing what it’s like to feel alone. She’s determined to show her that there’s a silver lining to every cloud.
As their unlikely friendship blossoms, Tess feels inspired to open up.
But something still holds her back – until she discovers Iris has a secret of her own. A suitcase of letters from another time, the missing pieces of a life she never shared.
Could the letters hold the answers that Tess thought lost for ever?
I expected something and it turned out to be something else. And I can’t decide whether it’s a good thing or bad.
Often the prologue is a part from the later part of the story, But we didn’t come to that part. Also, since the title is Letters to Iris, I think the spotlight on senior Iris was not as much as it I was expecting. Gigi’s part, though a good read but was not required, the senior and junior Iris would do. I wanted more on Iris and Tom since Tom seemed to be playing a role in the prologue.
In short, I’m confused whether I should be pleased with the book or not.
Whatever I read was a good, thoughtful read, though.