Howdy booklovers! Welcome to my stop on the tour for The Start of Something by Miranda Dickinson. Thank you to HQ for my copy via netgalley.
Two lonely people.
One note in the window.
And what happens when they reach out…
Lachlan Wallace is stuck at home after a car accident stalled his army career. With months of physiotherapy still to endure and only his rescue dog and cat for company, he’s taken to gazing out of the window, watching the world spin on without him. And then he notices a vase of flowers on the windowsill of the apartment opposite his. Drawn to their hope and colour, he decides to reach out and sticks a message in his window…
Bethan Gwynne is a stranger in a new town. Bringing up her son Noah by herself, she is slowly rebuilding her life, but loneliness is one obstacle she has yet to overcome. She’s intrigued by a glimpse of her neighbour in the apartment across from hers – and then, one evening, she sees a message in his window just for her:
WHAT ARE THOSE FLOWERS CALLED?
And so begins a love story of two people reaching out, daring to trust a stranger…
While The Start of Something called to me as a book I was sure I’d love i found that whilst it was indeed enjoyable, it was missing something.
The characters were real and relatable and I loved the way Bethan was portrayed. The single parent trope hits differently when you grew up in a single parent family and it gives you a new respect and perspective.
Overall a nice easy read that just lacked that spark that would’ve elevated it to a higher rating for me!