Title: The Girl at the Window
Author: Rowan Coleman
Pages: 464 Pages
Publisher: Ebury Press
A house full of history is bound to have secrets…
Ponden Hall is a centuries-old house on the Yorkshire moors, a magical place full of stories. It’s also where Trudy Heaton grew up. And where she ran away from…
Now, after the devastating loss of her husband, she is returning home with her young son, Will, who refuses to believe his father is dead.
While Trudy tries to do her best for her son, she must also attempt to build bridges with her eccentric mother. And then there is the Hall itself: fallen into disrepair but generations of lives and loves still echo in its shadows, sometimes even reaching out to the present…
A hauntingly beautiful story of love and hope, from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Memory Book and The Summer of Impossible Things
The Girl at the Window is the story of Trudy who has moved back home with her young son to the place she grew up. Going home is a big deal and besides dealing with the emotional deons of her past she is also dealing with actual haunting spectres.
Okay, if I am 100% honest I am not sure if I loved this book. I feel like the story was two separate things almost willfully fused together. I am not saying the story wasn’t good it was just that I didn’t really feel the connect between the two of them. The historical and mythical element seemed like it could have bee the main story which is weird because it played second fiddle to the modern day tale of Trudy losing her husband. I think I wanted more of the past than the present.
I know people will love this story. Coleman never writes anything that is bad and The Girl at the Window is a good book. It is a good story. Personally, I just wanted more of the second story.
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