Recently, the book my head has been buried in is To Touch the Stars by Jessica Ruston. As you know, I enjoy the type of book that I can get lost in, which will take me away from everything I’m thinking and feeling in real life. This book provided me with just the right balance between drama and romance to keep me hooked and leave me wanting more every single night after I put it down.
The blurb states: Renowned for style, glamour and sophistication, Cavalley’s creates the most luxurious millinery in the world. For fashionistas and film stars, a hat designed by Violet Cavalley is the ultimate indulgence. Talented and beautiful, Violet Cavalley has poured her heart and soul into building her multi-million pound business and raising her three children. It seems that everything she touches turns to gold. But Violet is not the woman she appears to be. And her adored children conceal secrets of their own. Behind the Cavalley family’s gilded facade lies a streak of darkness. Darkness that now threatens to destroy them all…
I’ll be honest, when I first started reading this I was a little confused. There are a lot of characters introduced all at once so it’s a bit hard to keep up with their stories. It makes it easier that they all belong to the same family but being able to put them all in place is difficult at first. Another qualm I had at first was that the main character was an old woman. This made me think that I wouldn’t be able to relate to the story at all and that it would be boring, in all honesty. But I am so glad I persevered with it because I ended up loving it.
The characters slot into place after a while and you get so caught up in the cleverly written anecdotes of Violet’s life that you feel like you can relate to every single relationship, heartbreak and meltdown she has along the way, along with her family.
Without sounding cheesy, this is actually a pretty uplifting book, I know I felt good after reading it. Complete praise to Jessica Ruston for this as I think it is a lovely read and I couldn’t wait to come back to it every night which means that I was completely drawn in.
If you have read this, or any books by Jessica Ruston, I’d love to know what you think of them! Let me know in the comments or feel free to tweet me at @beasbeautyblog.
My next read: Perfect Strangers by Tasmina Perry
Thanks for reading!