A delicious, emotional, wistful book about missed chances and finding new hope.
Heartwarming and beautifully written.
I read Surrounded by Water last night in one big gulp…It’s beautiful and sad, the characters so well-drawn, and the writing is gorgeous. I had to take a deep breath and let out a big sigh when I’d finished.
Stephanie Butland at her best: tender, wise and intimate. Wonderful.
A remarkably moving read.
Heartbreaking, insightful, gripping and beautifully crafted.
Peopled with characters who matter and layered with love in all its forms.
Thought-provoking and moving… not to be missed.
Outstanding – I highly recommend this novel.
Profound, insightful, rich and sensual, exquisitely written . . . One of those novels that haunts and tugs at one’s own corners, long after you’ve sadly laid it to rest.
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Well, hello, world, on this lovely frosty Tuesday (in my corner, anyway). I am sitting by the fire and drinking tea and thinking about how I told you, last week, that I’d tell you a little bit about what I’m writing, this week. And that’s what I’m here to do. When I’ve figured out how. […]