Another ChickLit novel that I picked up on a impulse buy without quite knowing what the story was all about. This is my first novel that I’ve read by Paige Toon but not the first novel that I’ve purchased that is written by her.
The Sun In Her Eyes divides time between Adelaide, South Australia and London, UK. For Amber, she is happily married to Ned but after being made redundant from her job and receiving a telephone call from Liz, a woman she has grown up with as Amber’s dad’s partner calls to deliver the news that he has suffered from a stroke, Amber flies there to be with him. Back in Australia, she helps Liz to nurse her sick father as well as meet up with old childhood friends and visiting her mother’s grave. Amber’s mum was killed in a accident with Amber was just three.
One person that Amber rekindles her contact with is old school student Ethan who she used to have a crush on. A man with two daughters and going through divorce procedures, Amber battles her old romantic thoughts for him as well as her love for husband Ned who is away on business.
A lot of things do take place within the novel. But one thing that does linger throughout is how one decision can change the lives of the people surrounding you. Amber has to face some tough decisions in order to move forward with her life either back in London or staying in Australia.
In the meantime, someone from Amber’s past, tries to make contact with her because she has something to tell Amber.
It was an emotional and thought-provoking read. I did enjoy reading it and would read more novels by Paige Toon. I had no problems with the storyline but I wouldn’t recommend the story for younger readers.