Book review – The Making of Us by Lisa Jewell

The Making of Us coverReviewed by Beccy Downes.

This is the first of Lisa Jewell’s books that I’ve read and although it doesn’t quite have the urgency of the work of some other authors of contemporary women’s literature (Marian Keyes for example), it is well worth a read.

Right from the start we’re pulled into the stories of four main characters through their interwoven narratives:

Lydia – a rich and successful thirty-something, whose humble past makes her believe she doesn’t deserve it; Robyn – a teenage ‘princess’ who’s got it all planned out, and is secretly convinced she may well be the most beautiful girl in the world; Dean – a young waster whose life falls to pieces when his baby is born, and Maggie – a divorcee who falls in love with the attractive and mysterious Daniel Blanchard, only to discovers that romance is not on the cards after all. Continue reading