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The Choir on Hope Street: The best feel good book for your summer reads 2017! Kindle Edition
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Oh this was fun, as Natalie went through a series of emotional moments from barely hanging on to the plot right over into her fun-loving, never quite allow things to get you down wonderful self, she was certainly the easiest to understand. Caroline is that mean girl who can’t abide deep emotion, preferring to compartmentalize her life, her interactions and her friendships are superficial at best, mean girl at worst. Caroline is DESPERATE to be needed, but only in positions where she feels there is some sort of control and admiration for her work. And, the Community Center, with the brilliant idea of starting a choir to compete for a prize that will not only help them to raise much needed funds BUT also get them publicity – she’s all in.
And the community comes together: people from all walks of life who were, at first, simple acquaintances become friends of the best sort: supportive, encouraging and helpful: whether for a quick sitter requirement or a shoulder and a hug. Never a dull moment as they sing, learn and discover, even as lives and trials go on. Most importantly, both Natalie and Caroline come to grow and change. Natalie starts to make changes and become more settled in her own life, with her husband at loose ends. And Caroline, from ignoring and shunting her mother off to a care home to discovering long-held family secrets and finding a new appreciation for her mother, her life and her newly found friends in the community, the story has one memorable moment after another.
Exactly what you’d want from a story about a community banding together, with characters that grow, change and develop in front of your eyes as the story unfolds. A wonderful escape into a story that will leave you smiling.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
These two are two very different women: Carolina has the perfect life, while Natalie's life is falling apart. To begin with, it's clear that they have nothing in common and Caroline is just using Natalie's status as the local celebrity (she is a children books writer), but little by little, you start to realize that these characters might need each other more than they think. I had a great time following their interactions, as Natalie's sarcastic comments were always on point, but also because you could clearly see their friendship blossoming.
Caroline was a very difficult character to like, she was bossy and self-assured but could also be mean and selfish. So when things started going bad for her too, I didn't feel as bad. But after learning about her past and getting to know the real Caroline, I started warming to her. It doesn't mean I liked her but I also didn't not like her, if you know what I mean? Her story complemented the main saving the hall one and definitely made things interesting and quite intriguing. As per Natalie, I liked her since the beginning, with her inability to keep her mouth shut and how she would find herself in the most awkward situations.
As I said, the whole story was really enjoyable and warm and the clear message is that you need to keep fighting for what you want. But both Caroline and Natalie and the rest of the choir bunch added a really personal touch that made the story deeper and a bit serious at times. And of course, reading about the songs and the music, I could totally picture the choir singing and really connecting with each other. All in all, a fun story with a bit more!
The Choir brings them all together, and although the main reason is to save the hall, they really enjoy being a group. It’s like a home away from home.
Two women strike up the unlikeliest of friendships, even if it is more of a tenuous one at first. Both of them are struggling to cope with problems in their private lives, whilst trying hard to maintain their composure and the outside façade.
Natalie finds her supposedly perfect life in sudden disarray when her husband suddenly decides to change the parameters of their relationship. Caroline is struggling to connect with her mother, with whom she has always had a strained relationship. Dementia is a cruel companion, an illness that takes no prisoners and leaves no family member unaffected.
Lyons knows exactly how to portray the reality of relationships, which is especially evident in the ‘thought bubbles’ of the characters. You can say one thing, but think an entirely different one. The relationship between the two women is like a tug-of-war of emotional support. They are both frightened to admit that they need someone in their corner.
As always it is a story readers can relate to. Nearly everyone tries to remain strong in difficult situations. Admitting that you need a friend or support can be tantamount to a sign of weakness for some. The truth is everyone needs help now and again. Maybe everyone needs a song too.
*I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher.*
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