This week I finished reading Therese Fowler's Souvenir. It was an emotional read right from the prologue. Therese takes you beautifully through a story that you know from the start will hurt. She doesn't hesitate to pull you through issues you don't want to think about. I read the book being just that little bit older than the heroine Meggie and my children just that little bit younger and heart was in my mouth as I read. I don't want to spoil the story though so I am limited in what I can say except that I looked at my own children and pulled them to me not wanting to miss a moment with them.
Therese takes something so painful as a mother and puts it out there simply. It's a book that makes you look at your own life and evaluate the choices you have made. The real skill for me in the book is that nothing was over dramatised and it could have been. The narrative flows along letting you feel. Remember to have a tissue handy when reading and I do recommend reading it.