This was an emotionally powerful book. There’s layers upon layers and it’s all wonderful. It takes us on a journey, a powerful journey.
The Almond Tree is told in 4 different parts. Part 1 starts in 1955, part 2 begins in 1966, three takes us to 1974, and then 4 starts off in 2009.
Reading this book was like taking a trip back in time. It was vivid, and the writing pulled me into the story. Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop. The emotions were pouring out of the pages making me feel everything.
The Almond Tree was a page-turner and I was surprised to learn that it was a debut novel from the author. The writing is very well-done. It flows, it’s beautiful, and it’s just amazing.
I got angry, I was happy and then sad, I smiled and I cried. The Almond Tree was a roller coaster of emotions.
There’s not a whole lot that I can say without giving away any spoilers or major plot lines.
The Almond Tree is one of those books that impacts you emotionally and a story that you will never forget. This is a story that will take your breath away every time you think about it, it’s a story that has good and bad in it. This is a story that everyone will not like, but one everyone should read once in their life.
The Almond Tree is about family, conflict, loss, friends, guilt and forgiveness. It’s one of the hardest books I have ever read, but definitely one of the best. I don’t think I will ever forget this story.
Rating: 5 Stars.