[Review] The Other Half of Augusta Hope by Joanna Glen

The Other Half of Augusta Hope Book Cover The Other Half of Augusta Hope
Joanna Glen
The Borough Press
e-book
384
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Augusta Hope has never felt like she fits in. And she’s right – she doesn’t. At six, she’s memorising the dictionary. At seven, she’s correcting her teachers. At eight, she spins the globe and picks her favourite country on the sound of its name: Burundi.

And now that she's an adult, Augusta has no interest in the goings-on of the small town where she lives with her parents and her beloved twin sister, Julia.

When an unspeakable tragedy upends everything in Augusta's life, she's propelled headfirst into the unknown. She's determined to find where she belongs – but what if her true home, and heart, are half a world away?

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I wasn’t sure that I would like this book, I didn’t really take to Augusta to start with but as the book went on I began to love her. Augusta Hope is a twin, quite different to her sister Julie. She has a thing for words and decides that she like the sound of Burundi, so sets about to learn all she can of the country.

Thousands of miles in Burundi we have Parfait. The eldest of 9, he lives quite a different life to Augusta and plans to move to Spain to better himself and his family.

This is a tale of two very different people, and two story lines that end up connecting in the most satisfying way. It was a slow burner of a story for me, but one that was nice change of pace to my previous reads.

 

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About the Author:
Joanna Glen read Spanish at the University of London, with a stint at the Faculty of Arts at Córdoba University in the south of Spain. She went on to teach Spanish and English to all ages, and, latterly, was a school principal in London. Joanna’s short fiction has appeared in the Bath Flash Fiction Anthology. She lives with her husband and children on the River Thames in Battersea, returning to Andalusia whenever it gets too grey.

 

**I would like to thank NetGalley,  for my ARC in exchange for an honest review.**

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I am Fee, a 30 -something SAHM bookworm! I love to read, and will read almost anything and everything. I am not afraid to try new genres of books and my main genre is horror, thriller.

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