The Marble Collector – Cecilia Ahern

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

A forgotten childhood. A discovered life. What if you only had one day to find out who you really were? When Sabrina Boggs stumbles upon a mysterious collection of her father’s possessions, she discovers a truth where she never knew there was a lie.

I have always been a fan of Cecilia Ahern’s novels. If you are not familiar with the author, she is probably most famous for ‘P.S. I Love You’. All of the books I’ve read so far are charming, easy to read, emotional and romantic, making them ideal for holiday reading.

When choosing this book, I was expecting another romantic novel, however ‘The Marble Collector’ takes a different journey with a daughter discovering her father’s past, and learning more about herself in the process. The chapters are split between the point of view of Sabrina (the daughter) in the present day and snapshots from Fergus (the father)’s past. I have to say I was much more compelled by Fergus’ stories, and sometimes found myself disappointed when the focus was taken back to Sabrina in the present day.

The father-daughter relationship was also something I really related to, and my inner romantic was satisfied by Fergus’ storyline. Despite this not being my favourite Cecilia Ahern novel I did find it hard to put down, and it was a great holiday read.

Katie xx

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