Sunday 6 March 2016
Catching The Light - Mary Grand
Catching The Light: Four women, four compelling short stories is a delightful book of four short stories about the power of friendship.
I stumbled upon this little treasure purely by accident one day whilst on Twitter and I'm so glad that I did.
Each story is written in a seemingly simple style but they are all thoroughly engaging and the characters are very easy to relate to.
The New Arrival and Belonging were my favourites. The first is an enchanting story about Rachel who has moved to a new area to escape her past and is trying to remain unnoticed, but when she takes in Lottie, her elderly neighbours spaniel, she finds a whole new world opening up to her.
Belonging is a thought provoking read which tells the story of Megan who is deaf. When she meets John who is hearing they start a relationship and each of them struggle to understand the other's world. I learned a lot about what it means to be deaf and the struggles that people with this condition have to deal with on a day to day basis.
Mary Grand's stories are wonderfully descriptive and it's very clear that she has a fondness for both Wales and the Isle of Wight.
If you enjoy a good short story then I can highly recommend this book and it's currrently free on Amazon at the time of writing this review.