The Very Thought of You


I've been busy reading novels lately. This is the one I've finished in the beginning of January. Now I am caught up with Dan Brown's (!!!).

The Very Thought of You - Rosie Alison

Summary I got from the Internet
"England, 31st August 1939: the world is on the brink of war. As Hitler prepares to invade Poland, thousands of children are evacuated from London to escape the impending Blitz. Torn from her mother, eight-year-old Anna Sands is relocated with other children to a large Yorkshire estate which has been opened up to evacuees by Thomas and Elizabeth Ashton, an enigmatic childless couple. Soon Anna gets drawn into their unhappy relationship, seeing things that are not meant for her eyes - and finding herself part-witness and part-accomplice to a love affair, with tragic consequences. A story of love, loss and complicated loyalties, combining a sweeping narrative with subtle psychological observation,The Very Thought of You is a haunting and memorable debut."

Read up on more reviews on the Internet. 

Personally, I have a half-half feeling after finishing off the book. 
I felt dissapointed that the story mainly talks about affairs, unfaithful relationships etc. 
But what made me continued reading was that it was different. The whole storyline was unexpected. And the way how Rosie Alison used the words to narrate the emotions and scenarios were great, simple. 

The ending of the story was not the typical happily-ever-after kinda ending. It made me hung on the sadness and emotions thinking a lot about it. Throughout the process of reading the digesting the story, I can sometimes (or most of the time) feel very heavy-hearted.  It is a very 'heavy' story. 

It also caught up a thought of mine that it is indeed true that all of us have this moment where we would miss someone so much out of a sudden. We would have a thought of this once influential person, even though time has passed so long. 

My overall rating would be 3/5 

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