A Splendid Debut!
LITTLE LOVELY THINGS is a splendid debut by Ms Connolly full of suspense and emotions, all in a novel that is under 300-pages long. Claire Rawlings is a happily married mother of two, with interesting career prospects, when suddenly a tragedy strikes. Due to some most unfortunate circumstances, Claire’s two little daughters, Lily and Andrea, are kidnapped. What happens next is the most heart-breaking story of the girls’ fate and attempts to find them.
The plot is told through the eyes of several characters: parents, children, abductors, and a Native American, and it spans over several years. I admit it was an unputdownable read for me as each chapter is compelling and charged with emotions. The most amazing thing about this novel for me as a reader was the feeling that while reading I actually related to Claire, Jay and the girls, which surprised me, as usually my heart does not go to more than one character. … I felt for Claire as a mother during her trauma, I loved Andrea’s intelligence and imagination, and I found Jay White, the Native American, a most charming person who brings good spirit to the novel.
LITTLE LOVELY THINGS is definitely a novel that will stay with me for a long long time ….
*Special thank-you to Maureen Joyce Connolly for the signed copy of this book, together with a lovely charm and card. I am looking forward to reading more of your novels in future, Maureen!*