Hey Nerdy Peeps! Sit back for this one because it was not what I expected! Seriously though I could not put this book down and I can’t wait to share this review with you. Here is Angelica Stone by Susi Osborne Book Review!
Following years of sexual abuse, Angelica is brought up in care. As a teenager, she absconds, living on the streets, before eventually being forced into prostitution to survive. She learns to rely solely on herself and is reluctant to allow anyone to get close to her until she forms an unlikely bond with Lola. In contrast, Lola is from what appears to be a happy middle-class background – but all is not what it seems…
Slowly, as their friendship grows, cracks start to appear in Lola’s life, and a series of events leave her on the verge of ruin. Can these women break the cycle of their lives? Or will they succumb to the path laid out before them? Angelica Stone is an emotional rollercoaster of laughter and tears as the women embark on a journey of self-discovery, with the support of one another.
Secrets, Lies & Butterflies – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Secrets-Lies-Butterflies-Susi-Osborne/dp/1846248914/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
The Ripples of Life – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ripples-Life-Susi-Osborne/dp/1846241804/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
First, let me start by saying this book may have some trigger warnings for anyone who has dealt with sexual abuse.
So, after reading the blurb for this book I was all in for a good friendship between two women who help each other through their healing process, but I was wrong. This book was a lot darker than I thought it would be, but that’s what kept me hooked. Susi did an amazing job of making the scenes job off the page. Angelica and Lola’s relationship was a perfect friendship they built each other up and you get to see Angelica from Lola’s perspective. From there you see how different their lives are, but also how that makes their friendship stronger.
I love how Susi intertwined the laughs with the dark. It made the dark more bearable to read. So, don’t be fooled by the blurb, just pick the book up and read it. You won’t be disappointed.
Author Bio – Susi Osborne is the author of The Ripples of Life, Grace & Disgrace, Secrets, Lies & Butterflies and Angelica Stone. She lives in Cheshire with her Scottish husband, her actress daughter, and their two mischievous little dogs. Susi also has an adult son and a grandson who live nearby. Amongst friends, their house is known affectionately (she hopes!) as the Osborne madhouse, for obvious reasons.
Before she became a writer, Susi worked in libraries for many years. She also worked as a classroom assistant in a junior school. In addition to her writing, Susi organizes Northwich LitFest, which she has been running for the past seven years. Alongside the writing of her latest book, Angelica Stone, Susi has been raising money for Centrepoint, the charity for youth homelessness, and has set up a Just Giving Page for the charity in her name.
Susi is a firm believer in the fact that it’s never too late to do anything. ‘You only have one life – go out and grab it with both hands!’
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