Chicklit Club



The Summer of Impossible Things – Rowan Coleman (2017)


Physicist Luna has discovered a devastating secret about her late mother. With sister Pia, she heads to Brooklyn where their mother grew up to settle her affairs. Almost immediately Luna finds herself transported back to the summer of 1977, where she makes friends with her mother, a free-spirited and vibrant young woman who is very much in love with Luna’s future dad. But an event is about to occur that will change her life forever so Luna is willing to do whatever it takes to change the course of history and give her mother a happier future.
This book is pure magic and not a single page disappoints as the reader is transported with Luna to the atmospheric Bay Ridge neighbourhood where Saturday Night Fever was filmed. With an intriguing premise and an emotional and engrossing storyline, I stayed up all night to find out what happened. It’d be near impossible to find a more captivating read – this is going straight to the classics shelf.

Rating 10/10

The Summer of Impossible Things, by Rowan Coleman, asks: If you could change the past, would you? The summary says: "It is only after her mother's death that Luna begins to discover her secrets.
While in New York to settle the estate, something impossible happens to Luna. She finds herself in 1977, face to face with her mother as a young woman, in the week that changed her life forever. If time can be turned back, can it also be rewritten? Luna becomes convinced she can save her mother from the moment that will eventually drive her to suicide. But in doing anything - everything - to save her mother's life, will Luna have to sacrifice her own?" The Summer of Impossible Things is out in June 2017.

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