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Before My Actual Heart Breaks Reviews

Before My Actual Heart Breaks by Tish Delaney

Before My Actual Heart Breaks

Tish Delaney

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1 review

Category: Romance, Fiction
Imprint: Hutchinson
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publication date: 18 Feb 2021
ISBN: 9781786331984

Mary's voice is so raw.' Good Housekeeping 'This is in many ways a familiar story but it is told in such a fresh, entertaining, funny and moving way, it felt like I was reading something brand new.' RODDY DOYLE 'Delaney's writing is a beautiful wave flowing lyrically .

3 stars out of 5
27 Feb 2021

"A promising but flawed Troubles tale"

And so, while there is much to admire about this debut, from the energetic voice to the way the Troubles are knitted through the timeline, ultimately some of the narrative choices feel off. Perhaps this is an outsider’s viewpoint – the viewpoint of someone who never lived in such a place at such a time. But the redemption does not feel like redemption.

This reader wasn’t convinced by the central premise. By the end I still want Mary Rattigan to “grow wings and fly”.