The Hambledown Dream by Dean Mayes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
What can I say about this story? Any story that has me crying in the first few pages is destined to be good. To have me genuinely caring about the character from page one is a true show of skill from author Dean Mayes, and each and every character in the story was equally well developed. The story really got me thinking - what if you were a screwball all of your life, and were suddenly given a second chance to turn your life around? This story made me conscious of the importance of making the most out of your life. The story carries a powerful message and forwards it to the reader with ease (and regularly saw me shedding tears).
The setting for 'The Hambledown Dream' is vivid and jumps out from the pages. From the scary streets of Chicago, to the bracing salt sea air of Hambledown in Australia, to the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens, this novel will transport you around the world.
'The Hambledown Dream', by Dean Mayes is a wonderfully crafted story that is easily relateable to the reader. I would highly recommend this book.
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