Shopping at second-hand bookshops, is very different to walking into a bookshop – it’s much more exciting, because you simply don’t know what will be there waiting for you. It means you can’t really have a book in mind that you wish to walk out the door with, because chances are, it’s not going to be on the shelf. That’s not necessarily a bad thing though – it just means you’ll walk out with something you’d never even considered (and it could be even better than what you’d hoped for to begin with).
But nothing beats stepping into a second-hand bookshop to see on the shelf, a book that you’ll been longing to find, or a book by one of your favourite authors – that you’re just about to get for a bargain price. That’s how Trust Me, by Lesley Pearse, ended up on my bookshelf.
I can’t quite remember how I first came across Lesley Pearse’s books, but I certainly remember the first one I read. It was called “Never Look Back” (check out the Friday favourites!). Each of Pearse’s books is an easy read – they’re a perfect holiday book, a perfect plane book, or a perfect book to curl up with on a wintery afternoon. They each have the perfect blend of characters, an historical element that beats any a history lesson, and a somewhat predictable ending that you’re never quite sure how you’re going to reach.
Trust Me is the story of two sisters, their childhoods spent in orphanages in both England and Australia. It’s a story of two girls sharing so much, yet having nothing in common; two girls from the same family yet two girls who are so different in their approach to life, and the challenges their lives pose. From the streets of Sydney to the dry dusty Australian Outback, this was one I couldn’t put down.