Thought-provoking and moving… not to be missed.
Peopled with characters who matter and layered with love in all its forms.
an extremely well-written debut
Stephanie Butland at her best: tender, wise and intimate. Wonderful.
Brilliantly compelling from the first page to the last.
Heartwarming and beautifully written.
A delicious, emotional, wistful book about missed chances and finding new hope.
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.
Outstanding – I highly recommend this novel.
A remarkably moving read.
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