The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me by Lucy Robinson, author of A Passionate Love Affair with a Total Stranger, is a wonderfully witty and gorgeously romantic story of facing your fears and falling in love.
Sally is an incredible singer but she sings only in her wardrobe where nobody can hear her. She’d rather join a nudist colony than sing in public.
That is until she ventures to New York where a wild and heady summer of love and loss changes her forever. No longer able to hide in the shadows, Sally must return home to London to fulfill a promise she cannot break – to share her voice.
But just as she’s about to embark on her new life, a beautiful man turns up on Sally’s doorstep bearing a sheepish smile and a mysterious hand-written message.
How did he find her? Why is he here? Does he hold the truth to what happened back in New York? And, with him back on the scene, will she still have the courage to step into the spotlight?
Laugh out loud and follow your heart with Lucy Robinson’s The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me.
Three words, Robinson is back!
The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me, reunites us with the wonderful wit and writing style of the one and only Lucy Robinson.
The story follows opera lover Sally as she embarks on a journey to sing outside of her wardrobe. Only Sally’s journey is under duress and made even more complicated with the reappearance of her ex.
I wish I knew where to begin, this book is so freaking good.
Enveloped within the pages is a story that will have you laughing out loud and tearing up with emotion.
The characters are phenomenal;
Sally is full of self doubt and is so relatable and loveable. You want her to realise her true worth, to have the opera dream she longs for and deserves.
Barry, the wonderful Welshman that is always there to offer advice and a little honest criticism, I LOVE BARRY! He is such an incredible friend and I want to be one of his ‘chickens’
Jan, the hilarious Eastern European
opera singer who loves himself some sexing. (I may have snorted on several occasions whilst reading about him)
Julian, jaw droppingly handsome, swoon worthy, slightly scruffy Julian. I loved this man and at certain times in the book I wanted to take him into the wardrobe and hug him (yes HUG him)
Then you have Helen who isn’t opposed to straight talking and proves to be a wonderful friend to Sally.
There are characters in the book who instantly show the hand they are dealt and Sally’s cousin and best friend Fiona is one of them.
Fiona was dealt a troubled past and this carries with her through adulthood, at times I found myself wanting to shake her but I empathised with her so much.
As you can see, Lucy Robinson has packed this book with so many wonderful characters, but I have to admit as much as I loved all those mentioned, Stevie was my favourite. Her personality, her vibrancy and the way she put things into perspective, always left me smiling!
From beginning to end I was on a rollercoaster of emotions, I’ve laughed, nearly cried and had my heart broken on several occasions because what is evident throughout is the empathy and emotion that was poured into this story. Whilst still ever present is Lucy’s personality and humour.
I love everything about this book, the characters, the story and the message felt throughout.
In the words of Barry ‘it’s imperative chicken’ BUY THIS BOOK!