About the book:
From international bestselling author Marc Levy comes a witty and beguiling novel of one woman’s unexpected journey to follow her destiny.
Alice Pendelbury believes everything in her life is pretty much in order—from her good friends to her burgeoning career. But even Alice has to admit it’s been an odd week. Not only has her belligerent neighbor, Mr. Daldry, suddenly become a surprisingly agreeable confidant, but he’s encouraging her to take seriously the fortune-teller who told her that only by traveling to Turkey can Alice meet the most important person in her life.
What’s more, the peculiarly insistent Mr. Daldry has even agreed to finance Alice’s trip—one that against all reason seems to be predestined. It’s on this journey, crazy from the outset and strangely irresistible, that Alice will find out that nothing in her life is real, that her past is not true, and that the six people she’s about to encounter will shape her future in ways she could never have dreamed.
Publication Date: 2011
My thoughts: I just finished this book this morning and I’m still trying to process my feelings about it. The story is unique and I had guessed the ending well before I was halfway through so the book was a bit predictable. It was a good read though.
I liked the main character, Alice, and her neighbor, Daldry. It was easy to see the developing friendship between them and want it to happen. There are several supporting characters along the way too. Some we don’t really get to know well and others we do. Can was a delightful character who added to the story and brought charm and humor to some slower parts.
The story was really interesting starting off and I thought it was going to be a quick read. However, it soon felt like the pace had let up a little and the story was bogged down just a tad with too much detail. Towards the end as things came together the pace seemed to pick up again and the ending was what I expected it to be. A very nice ending to the story for me.
All in all this was a good story and one I am likely to remember for years to come. It was enjoyable and I recommend it.
Happy reading! 📚