I have read all the books in the Hometown Series and this one is by far the best. It’s a memoir which instantly hits the spot, it is full of Yorkshire beauty and tradition. It is honest, rare and true and beautifully enticing. Buy this book whether you come from Yorkshire or further afield, it’s truth will captivate you. It’s an emotional rollercoaster but who doesn’t love that about a book, it’s short and sweet which seems a shame considering how beautifully it is written.
Rentzenbrink follows on from her own full memoir ‘The Last Act of Love’ though you don’t have to have read that to appreciate the sentiment in this.
Hennison writes poetically about her childhood, a nostalgic throwback to simpler times then delves into darker territory when she herself was sent into turmoil. She discusses depression and self harm, with explanations and understanding. She then whisks you up and takes you on a journey of hope, happiness and love. I’m amazed at the emotions she’s put across in just a few short pages, imagine the joy she could bring with a full book condensed down to be about those darker times and her recovery, because she shows us recovery is possible but not linear.
Truly two amazing writers, with wonderful tales to tell.