- Author Nadiya Hussain
I love Nadiya so was interested to read her foray into novel writing. This tells the story of a large family with lots of issues at a particularly turbulent time in their lives. I thought it was a charming story, whilst perhaps not the smoothest writing in the world, but still the kind of story that sucks you in from the first moment - I had to know what happened.
I think it suffered a little from having so many protagonists, I would have liked to spend more time with each of the girls, so perhaps having just one or two telling the story would have been good, but equally it was fun dipping in and out of the family and seeing the events from different perspectives.
It’s certainly interesting to read about different cultures and family dynamics, particularly in a rapidly changing world. Seeing how different people and different generations deal with things is also fascinating. Overall, I enjoyed it.