The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes.
This was a pleasantly surprising read and so different from everything else I’ve read by Moyes!
The characters were all so amazing and it was easy to really feel everything that was going on, from the friendship to the anger to the sorrow.
The storyline itself builds up perfectly, following Alice who came to the USA on the promise of glitz and glamour only to wind up in Baileyville, full of unrealistic expectations, no rights, and a colour barrier that has yet to be broken.
In an effort to both get away from and spite her father in-law, Alice volunteers to join the Packhorse Library program and finds a lifestyle and friendship that she never expected.
At first I didn’t expect to love this book as much as I did, but like I said, the characters were all so amazing and involved. The only person I wanted to hear a bit more from was Bennett, Alice’s backboneless husband who turns out not to be the man she thought he was.
If you haven’t picked this one up yet, get on it! You won’t be disappointed.
My rating: ★★★★½/5 stars