The Juniper Bush

Hi everyone! I hope everyone’s having a good 2014 so far – I can’t believe it’s February already! I thought I’d share with you this really great book I’m reading at the minute, The Juniper Bush by Audrey Howard. It’s a classic romance novel set in Liverpool in the 1700s. The main character, Christy, is the daughter of an affluent businessman and is set to marry the son of a local squire. However, soon before the wedding is due to take place, tragedy strikes Christy’s family, leaving her devastated and heartbroken. After being abandoned by her fiancé, she sets about marrying again but finds herself unable to forget her one true love.

What I really like about this book is that not only is it easy to read, it’s also very imaginatively written. It explores the layers of society by examining the relationships between the upper social classes, which is really intriguing to read about. Audrey Howard always has a big twist towards the end of her books, which makes them real page-turners – whenever I read a book of hers I’m always hooked from the start and cannot put the book down till the end! This book deals with love, tragedy and happy times, so it’s quite the roller coaster ride. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to get lost in a bygone world with characters that jump from the page and events that twist and turn, leaving you wondering what’s going to happen next.


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