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Searching for a Silver Lining Kindle Edition
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As I said, I found the idea for this story genius. The road trip around the UK is a veritable joy to read. With every stop you learn more and more about Reenie and her glamorous and eventful past, which I found fascinating. She had so many stories! I really felt like I was back with her in the fifties, going dancing in Soho. Plus, I think it worked really well with Matilda's own story and her grandfather's.
I've realised that every time I pick a book by Miranda Dickinson I end up feeling happier and really hopeful about the future. Her writing kind of brings the best out of me, with her life-affirming and touching stories, where you never give up, you keep fighting for a second chance. And Searching for a Silver Lining is no exception to the norm. After finishing it, I was left with a huge grin on my face (I even shed some happy tears).
I'm sure this story will warm many hearts and for a full fifties experience, I'd recommend reading it while listening to the songs you find at the beginning of every chapter. I completely forgot about everything else while reading this story.
Rating: 4,5 stars
Let’s start at the beginning. Matilda Bell’s grandfather died and just before that she had a real fall out with him.
She is determined to make it right.
That’s where Reenie Silver comes in. She was part of a popular band in the 50ies called The Silver Five. Together they go on a journey to fin all her band members, make peace with them and bring them back for a concert.
The journey is full of ups and down for both women, they go through a lot, but the great thing about that is that they have each other. It’s wonderful to read about their growing bond. Reenie is trying to put things right after 60 years and Matilda apart from helping her learns more about her grandfather and of course also has a love interest. The people they meet on the way are very interesting and add a lot to the story.
I really love the idea behind this book and it’s impressive how Miranda always comes up with something new and unique.
It’s great to follow these lovely characters around the UK and discovering more and more about them. I think the title is perfect for this book and both women and their stories. Miranda’s writing has the capability to put a smile on your face, it’s full of emotions and depth.
There was something stopping me from completely diving into the book and it’s really hard to explain. I guess it was especially Mattie’s grandfathers part and past that didn’t come through for me. It’s still a gorgeous story with a very unique touch.