jeudi 23 avril 2015

The Night Rainbow by Claire King

Hello to all,

                     As you may remember, this month i 've entered the reading challenge hosted by Lavender and with all that happened i'm a bit behind but i still have a few days left so i'm not giving up. However, Lavender also started a new program to promote books she loved..... we can win of those in exchange for spreading our own thoughts about it it's called the Lavender's library.  I like the idea of sharing our love of books that way and we are free to love or not of course.... i took this opportunity to discover books i don't think i would have gotten by myself but that her enthousiam put on my radar netherless.

So today i'm happy to give you my opinion on " The Night Rainbow" by Claire King, short review as i don't want to reveal the mystery but i do want to let you discover this book too.

Publisher: Bloomsbury
Publication: 2013
ISBN:  1408841843
Genre: contemporary
Violence: no

Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 16+
Source: received in the cadre of the Lavender’sLibrary program

Short description from goodreads :

Under the sweltering heat of the summer sun, five-year-old Pea - and her vivid imagination - run wild in the meadows behind her home on the edge of a small village in Southern France.

Pea’s father died in an accident, and now she only has her little sister, Margot, for company. Their mother is too sad to take care of them; she left her happiness in the hospital last year, along with the first baby.

Overwhelmed by grief, isolated from the other villagers, and pregnant again, Maman has withdrawn to a place where Pea cannot reach her, no matter how hard she tries.

When Pea meets Claude, a neighbour who seems to love the meadow as she does, she wonders if he could be their new papa. But the villagers view their friendship with suspicion. What secret is Claude keeping in his strange, empty house?

My opinion:
          This is really a sweet and moving story, some parts are a little sad but as a whole it ‘s really a great  tales about the children’s resources and their view of the world. It’s was quite magical and I could not avoid to tear a little from time to time especially since I understood early the double meaning but  it’s not a book you want to give up once started. You get quickly fond of Pea and you want to see her get her happy end and without real spoiler because of the genre you do get one, probably not the one you thought at first but still one.
We should never give up completely our childhood abilities because it’s true that as grownup we can easily forget what is the most important.

 The character are well build and you do get attached to them…..Claude really won me in a few pages with his kindness and merlin was for a lot in that early attachment.

I’m really glad to have discovered this book thanks to Lavender Library program because I probably would not have picked that book by myself and it would have been sad decision and it won me over completely. If you like sweet story, don’t mind having to use some tissues and wants to remember all the magic you could see when little this is a book for you I hope you find your own night rainbow.

Score:  4/5

Disclaimer: Source: a copy in exchange for an honest review in the cadre of the Lavender’s Library program. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review


3 commentaires:

  1. Such a wonderful review, thank you. It's also motivated me to keep the program going. Also many thanks for your kind words. I'm glad I've discovered your blog as I love it!

    1. thank you for this program i do think it a great idea and i hope it will receive the success it deserves.
      i just told what i thought and felt so really it's perfectly normal

  2. Sounds like a nice an interesting book. I haven't of it, but now I Am going to go research it. Thanks for the recommendation.