I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Special Delivery by Clare Dowling
Published by Headline Review on October 23, 2014
Genres: Chick-lit, Contemporary, Fiction
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Every family has its ups and downs ...
Aisling Brady is miserable. So is her husband Mossy. The three kids are too. Yet nobody dares say a thing. Instead the Bradys keep their heads down and grimly look forward to another miserable Christmas in Dublin.
What Aisling doesn't know is that this year, they will get the most unexpected gift of all. One that will bring joy and heartbreak, hope and a string of sleepless nights.
As their world is turned upside down, questions have to be asked. But are the Bradys ready to face the truth about themselves? And what each of them has done?
I loved the family saga in A Special Delivery, as the Brady family battle to cope with the drama in their lives. Issues, such as unplanned pregnancy and drug use are discussed. But it is non-judemental and just shows how everyone deals with this issues differently and sometimes it can be surprising who will rise to the occasion.
I loved how the teenage pregnancy looked at the thoughts and feelings of the father and not just the mother. From the initial shock to the coming together in support for one another. Afterall A Special Delivery is about the family unit, but not everyone will agree on how to deal with the issues at hand. Some of them will have very different ideas…
Throughout A Special Delivery you are left guessing what it is the Brady’s won’t talk about, why they are so miserable. They were some shockers waiting for the reader. I honestly was not expecting the twists and turns that happened to happen, until it was too late and they were upon me!
How will this family adjust to the changes, will they ever be able to understand one another’s needs? And will they ever be able to forgive?
This was a witty read, with loveable characters that will leave you with a happy self-satisfied feeling.