February 24, 2020

The Glass Woman

Reviewed by Kelly Lacey at Love Books Group

Michael Joseph (Feb 19)
ISBN: 978-0718188979

About kelly…

My name is Kelly and I am the founder of Love Books Group.  I live on the outskirts of Edinburgh with my two cats Pawkey and Poppet. My blog came to fruition in January 2017, I needed an outlet to talk about all things books. I thoroughly enjoy the world it has let me become a part of. Getting to meet new people, authors, readers and fellow bloggers have been marvellous.

It is now an everyday part of my life and I would be lost without it. I have hit over a quarter of a million views and that really fills my heart with so much love. I love social media and connecting with others. I am a big supporter of other bloggers, we are all a unique team and we only rise and grow by lifting others. I am all about positive thinking and uplifting people.

I live and breathe books every day.

“This atmospheric novel is divine. It brought my reading journey to a whole other level and I was hooked from chapter one…”

– Love Books Group

The Glass Woman by Caroline lea

I have been trying to tell as many people as I can about this book. But when I open with “it is set in the 16th century in Iceland,” I lost their interest. Which is what I did too when I was reading the book blurb. You hear that and you suddenly feel a heaviness and think that it will be a difficult and long read. But that could not be further from the truth!

The book is so beautifully written in such a way that it is effortless to read. There is a lightness to the flow of the chapters. It is not burdened with unnecessary dialogue or long descriptive text. The author is not indulgent with her writing, we the reader get all the information we need. It was an absolute dream to read and so refreshing.

We join Rosa who is newly betrothed to Jon and must travel from the village she lives in with her poorly Mum to a new one with her husband, who she doesn’t really know. But she knows her Mum will be looked after if she goes.

The landscape and weather of 16th century Iceland play a pivotal role in the story, often mirroring Rosa’s feelings or state of mind. When we talk about authors making a location a character, that couldn’t be more apparent in The Glass Woman.

Written mainly from the perspective of Rosa with sporadic chapters with the back story of Jon’s life. It intertwines the stories so creatively they come to life in one’s mind.

This atmospheric novel is divine. It brought my reading journey to a whole other level and I was hooked from chapter one. With memorable characters and an extremely important message, The Glass Woman should be on everyone’s TBR.


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