It’s my great pleasure to be taking part in the blog tour for Maria In The Moon, the latest novel from Louise Beech and Orenda Books. My thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me to be a part of the tour and to Karen at Orenda for providing an advance copy of the book for review. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the book in a moment, as soon as we’ve taken a look at what it’s all about.
The Official Book Blurb
Long ago my beloved Nanny Eve chose my name. Then one day she stopped calling me it. I try now to remember why, but I just can’t.’
Thirty-two-year-old Catherine Hope has a great memory. But she can’t remember everything. She can’t remember her ninth year. She can’t remember when her insomnia started. And she can’t remember why everyone stopped calling her Catherine-Maria.
With a promiscuous past, and licking her wounds after a painful breakup, Catherine wonders why she resists anything approaching real love. But when she loses her home to the devastating deluge of 2007 and volunteers at Flood Crisis, a devastating memory emerges … and changes everything.
Dark, poignant and deeply moving, Maria in the Moon is an examination of the nature of memory and truth, and the defences we build to protect ourselves, when we can no longer hide…