How can a memory so vivid be wrong? In the summer of 1986 Robin and Izzie hold hands under The Faerie Tree and wish for a future together. Within hours tragedy rips their dreams apart. In the winter of 2006, each carrying their own burden of grief, they stumble back into each other’s lives and try to create a second chance. But why are their memories of 1986 so different? And which one of them is right? With strong themes of paganism, love and grief, The Faerie Tree is a novel as gripping and unputdownable as Jane Cable’s first book, The Cheesemaker’s House, which won the Suspense & Crime category of The Alan Titchmarsh Show’s People’s Novelist competition. It is a story that will resonate with fans of romance, suspense, and folklore.
The Faerie Tree
by Jane Cable
The Faerie Tree is an absorbing read. I have thoroughly enjoyed Izzie and Robin’s story. It’s a fascinating tale of love, loss, and acceptance of a life that is how it was meant to be. I found their differing memories of the same situation quite fascinating. It is funny how our minds can alter our memories to protect ourselves from pain.
I can’t say that I found Izzie an easily likable character, but I could certainly understand her and empathise with her. She is struggling with her own grief whilst trying to be a good mother to her sixteen-year-old daughter, Claire, and battling with her own conscience over reuniting with Robin.
Robin I warmed to much more easily. I can’t really say why, I just did. I’m not sure if it’s just me or if the author intended for him to be more likeable of the two. Either way, I think it’s a testament to his character how patient he is with Izzie.
This book is so full of raw emotion. It maintains an air of mystery throughout and I found it a very difficult book to put down.
I very much recommend!
I will be adding Jane Cable’s other books to my TBR list.