Book review: Everything Changes But You

BOOK: Everything Changes But You
AUTHOR:  Maggie Alderson
PUBLISHER: Penguin Aust
RRP: $29.99

HOME is where the heart is - but what happens to your heart when the people you love are scattered around the world?

Hannah and Matt are very happy together, living in London's cool East End with their two young children.

But then events start to pull them apart, with Hannah certain they'd be much better off down in the English countryside with her family - and Matt's mum needing them with her, back in Sydney, 17,000 kilometres away.

Hannah's mother, Marguerite, mends broken china, but can she repair her damaged marriage?

And Matt's vivacious young cousin, Ali, feels lost, looking for love in a strange city.

In this story of three women's search for a place to call home, Maggie Alderson crosses continents and generations to explore how we find happiness - and whether love can survive betrayal.

Everything Changes But You was the perfect book to take on my recent beach holiday - the characters are easy to connect with, there are enough twists to keep you interested and it is well written.

Maggie Alderson is a wonderful story teller with believable characters, a well structured plot and fully rounded storyline.

And best of all you aren't left wondering what happens to Matt and Hannah after the main storyline is resolved.

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