From Goodreads:” P is for Paris where it all began. J is for Jealousy where it all came undone. But the most important letter is F. F is for Forgiveness, the hardest of all. Sisters Poppy and Rose used to be as close as two sisters could be, but it’s been over a decade since they last spoke. Until they both receive a call that tells them their mother has gone – without ever having the chance to see her daughters reunited. Andrea, though, wasn’t the kind of woman to let a little thing like death stand in the way of her plans. Knowing her daughters better than they know themselves, she has left behind one very special last gift – the A-Z of Everything.“
This audiobook was so good, a wonderful family drama full of laughter and tears! This was one of those stories that felt so real, with the characters truly leaping of the page! It’s actually one of my favourite audiobooks this year!
I was hooked right from the beginning and listened as often as I could. I got so caught up in Rose and Poppy’s lives, as they grieved for their lovely Mum. I liked both of them, but being a Mum myself I identified more with Rose, especially with her love of chocolate. I also loved their mother, Andrea she was great fun and loved them so much!
I ached for them when they discovered that their Mum had passed away and then had to embark on this quest that she’d left for them. I have sisters and a brother so I know how easy it is fall out with your siblings and then how hard it can be to sort the problems out.
I loved the A-Z that their Mum had left for them, and the way each letter was presented. It took Rose and Poppy on both emotional and physical journeys, some of them were serious, but a lot were great fun that made me chuckle. There was lots of references to 1980s British TV, including Bergerac and Lovejoy, which really added to my enjoyment of the story.
The narration by Julie Maisey (a new-to-me narrator) was just perfect. Her voice talents were brilliant for all the different characters, amazing me when she switched seamlessly between them. She is definitely going on my favourite narrators list!
This is my second book by Debbie Johnson, but not my last as I’ve just bought her latest book, The Moment I Met You.
Highly recommended if you enjoy family dramas on audio.