Welcome to day two of The Many Colours of Us blog tour from Neverland Blog Tours. When you are done here you should check out today’s other stops at Rachel Brimble and With Love for Books. Today I have a review for you which I hope you will enjoy!
What if your life was built on lies?
Julia Simmonds had never been bothered about not knowing who her father was. Having temperamental supermodel, Philadelphia Simmonds, as a mother was more than enough. Until she discovers she’s the secret love-child of the late, great artist Bruce Baldwin, and her life changes forever.
Uncovering the secrets of a man she never knew, Julia discovers that Bruce had written her one letter, every year until her eighteenth birthday, urging his daughter to learn from his mistakes. As Julia begins to dig deeper into the mysterious past of her parents, opening up a history she’d never have imagined, but as she discovers the truth she needs to decide if she is willing to forgive and forget?
Julia is in for a rocky ride, she has just inherited all of her Father’s estate, her millionaire Father. Except she never knew her Father, she had no clue who he was. And now she is sat being told by a solicitor not only who he was but that almost everybody in her life knew and nobody told her.
As the deceit and lies unravel Julia has to decide if she forgives the people in her life, how she moves on and what she does with this fortune which has landed in her lap. And as an attraction grows between her and the solicitor, Edwin, she needs to decide if she is ready to take some risks of her own.
Julia was a very likeable character, her reactions to the situation she was in were very understandable and to be expected. Her feelings of betrayal and confusion profound and deep. Her desire to preserve her relationship with her Mother while being angry and undeniably betrayed was completely relate-able and easy to support, as she made decisions you could see why she went down the path she did.
The tension with Edwin was palpable and yet so romantic, the awkwardness between them so sweet and new, two people who just didn’t know how to be forward and honest about their feelings, I honestly had no idea if anything would happen thinking they may go their separate ways.
This is a beautifully romantic and heartfelt book, tackling family, love, trust, and betrayal. It pulls at the bonds that bind us with those we love and asks just how much can we sustain before we break. A spellbinding debut.
Sending a huge thanks to Rachel Burton, HQ Digital and Neverland Blog Tours for the eARC so that I could read and honestly review this novel.
About Rachel Burton
Rachel Burton has been making up stories since she first learned to talk, prodigiously early. In 2013 she finally started making one up that was worth writing down.
She has a BA in Classics and an MA in English and has never really known what to do when she grew up. She has worked as a waitress, a legal secretary, a yoga teacher and a paralegal. She never quite made it to law school.
She grew up in Cambridge and London but now lives in Leeds with her boyfriend and three cats. The main loves of her life are The Beatles and very tall romantic heroes
Book & Buy Links
Title: The Many Colours of Us
Author: Rachel Burton
Genre: Romance | Women’s Fiction
Publisher: HQ Digital
Publication Date: 26 April 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: N/A
Buy: Amazon UK | SpeedyHen