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Space Hopper by Helen Fisher

Publication Date: 04.02.21

This is a story about taking a leap of faith

And believing the unbelievable

They say those we love never truly leave us, and I’ve found that to be true. But not in the way you might expect. In fact, none of this is what you’d expect.

I’ve been visiting my mother who died when I was eight.

And I’m talking about flesh and blood, tea-and-biscuits-on-the-table visiting here.

Right now, you probably think I’m going mad.

Let me explain…

Although Faye is happy with her life, the loss of her mother as a child weighs on her mind even more now that she is a mother herself. So she is amazed when, in an extraordinary turn of events, she finds herself back in her childhood home in the 1970s. Faced with the chance to finally seek answers to her questions – but away from her own family – how much is she willing to give up for another moment with her mother?

Space Hopper is an original and poignant story about mothers, memories and moments that shape life.

Five Star Review

Enchanting and Extraordinary. This magical tale will touch your soul.

Space Hopper is a gorgeous book. Full of nostalgia and hope. I adored every page of it's beautiful prose. And I loved the nostalgia of the seventies. I remember those roller skates and space hoppers. How I wish I could go back and see my mother too.

The book is filled with humour and sadness but its heart lies in the message of love that seeps from it pages. Faye is a fantastic character and I loved joining her on her travels to the past. It was so poignant to see her in her childhood home and I was on tenterhooks waiting to see what would unfold. I was petrified that something was going to happen to the box.

I am trying so hard to not give any spoilers but suffice to say it is one of the most original and startling book endings I have ever read. It stayed with me for days. A simply wonderful ending that left me breathless.

A deeply moving story that will stay forever with me. What would I give up to go back to the arms of my mother?

Highly Recommended

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