Monday, May 31, 2010

"In Focus" by Anna Jacobs [3 1/2]

When a new feature on Pete Newbury's popular TV programme shows his adult image digitally transformed to that of a young child, Beth is shocked to realize he's her 'baby' brother, who vanished without trace thirty-eight years ago. Her mother, who has never recovered from the loss, desperately needs closure, but Pete makes it clear he doesn't want to know his birth family.

To further complicate matters, Beth finds herself falling in love with Pete's cousin and manager, Edward. At the same time Beth's runaway daughter reappears, complete with child, and Beth is terrified of losing her again. It's not easy to build bridges and bring family together after so many years and so much heartache, and she may lose the man she loves in the process ...

This is the first time I've read from this author and she has written dozens of books. A really interesting story that has strong characters and a plot that keeps you very interested. The cover is what initially drew me to the book, it is quite pretty with the blossom tree on the front.
It's an interesting concept to write a story about how you would feel if you had a brother or sister that was kidnapped at a young age and how you would react if you found them alive years later. The book is well written and it does keep you wanting to turn the page to find out what happens. It's a great book to take on holiday as it's a fairly light read and with only just over 230 pages you'll finish it quickly. I enjoyed it, wouldn't totally rave on about it and that's why I didn't rate it any higher.

I rate this book 3 1/2 stars.

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