Review/ Always With You

Review/ Always With YouAlways With You by Hannah Ellis
on September 30th 2017
Pages: 376

A secret kept for more than twenty years. A daughter intent on finding the truth...

In 1994, twenty-one-year-old Evelyn Taylor left England to backpack around Australia. When she stopped off in the dusty outback town of Kununurra, she never expected to fall in love with the place—and the people. But Joe Sullivan captured her heart, and when her fun-filled year in Australia came to an end, saying goodbye to him was the hardest thing she’d ever done.

In 2017, Evelyn’s daughter, Libby, embarks on her own Australian adventure. Grief-stricken following her mother’s death, she’s determined to find the father she never met.

Little does she know that digging up the past will be more complicated than she ever imagined.

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Before beginning my review I quickly just want to thank Lola’s Blog Tours for allowing me to be a part of the blog tour for Always With You and for sending me a copy of the book to read for the tour stop.

One of the best things about taking part in blog tours is getting to read books you have never heard about before until seeing it in your email and this was the case this time around. This is a new book for me and the same with the author. I have to say that after reading this I am curious to check out other books from Hannah.

This was a fairly quick read for me and I managed to finish it within two days. Perhaps being a little under the weather helped a bit with that or just my need to have a me day after a long and stressful hockey evaluation session.

One of the things I really enjoyed about the book was the vivid description because it literally felt like you were a part of the book and were with Libby as she was going on this adventure.

The book is basically divided up into two parts one is Evelyn’s trip in 1994 and Libby’s trip in 2017. Evelyn is Libby’s mother and she has kept a deep dark secret from her daughter, Libby. As  her mother is dying she finally reveals to Libby what it was, Libby is grief stricken after her death and decides to basically relive her mother’s year long trip in Australia in the hopes of finding her father that she never got to know.

I have never been to Australia and its on my bucket list of things to hopefully one day do and after reading this I really have to make this goal happen.

Its been a while since a book has actually tugged at my emotions and this one certainly did. I could feel my heart breaking when Libby was going through Evelyn’s death. My mom passed away two years ago and that emotion is still raw so I could completely relate to Libby.

Will Libby finally find the father she went looking for? Is she just going to make things complicated if she does? Or is it better to just leave things unsaid?

I highly recommend this book. It was a fantastic read and I am definitely going to check out her other books.