Tuesday, 15 March 2016

The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin

Synopsis from Amazon:

Noah is four and wants to go home. The only trouble is he's already there.

Janie's son is her world, and it breaks her heart that he has nightmares. 
That he's terrified of water. 

That he sometimes pushes her away and screams that he wants his real mother. 
That it's getting worse and worse and no one seems to be able to help.

In desperation, she turns to someone who might have an answer - but it may not be one she's ready to hear.  It may also mean losing the one thing she loves more than anything. 

A novel that spans life, death and everything in between, The Forgetting Time tells an unforgettable story - about Noah, about love, and, above all, about the things we hold onto when we have nothing else.

My review:

This book is amazing. I was lucky enough to receive ARC from NetGalley and I am grateful as this is probably the best book I have read in a while.

I have never read any reincarnation stories, but I have heard of them as a close friend is a great enthusiast and watched lots of videos on this matter. She made me familiar with Jim Tucker’s work on the stories of children who remember past lives – this is such an uncharted territory for so many people and it’s fantastic to read a book that uses the subject with emotion and sensitivity that Sharon Guskin achieved here.

Noah seems like such a beautiful, lost boy and my heart went out to his mother Janie. When they meet Dr Anderson, it takes quite a while for Janie to believe that something so out of this world can explain the problems her three year old son has been going through.

As the book goes on and we meet Denise and her family and the tragic story of Noah’s other personality Tommy is revealed, you feel a sense of relief wash over you. There is that light at the end of the tunnel, the explanation, even if not scientific.

Whatever you believe in, this book is a must read. Throughout the book the author has inserted true stories from around the world of children with past lives experiences and it makes this book that much more interesting.

My score: 5/5

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