I’m pleased to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for the moving and poignant The Space Between Time by Charlie Laidlaw. Thank you to Anne Cater and Accent Press for giving me the opportunity to read and review this beautiful book.
About the book:
There are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on Earth…
Emma Maria Rossini appears to be the luckiest girl in the world. She’s the daughter of a beautiful and loving mother, and her father is one of the most famous film actors of his generation. She’s also the granddaughter of a rather eccentric and obscure Italian astrophysicist.
But as her seemingly charmed life begins to unravel, and Emma experiences love and tragedy, she ultimately finds solace in her once-derided grandfather’s Theorem on the universe.
The Space Between Time is humorous and poignant and offers the metaphor that we are all connected, even to those we have loved and not quite lost.
About the author:
Charlie Laidlaw was born in Paisley and is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh. He has been a national newspaper journalist and worked in defence intelligence. He now runs his own marketing consultancy in East Lothian. He is married with two grown-up children.
The Space Between Time is a difficult book to review as it’s impossible to put into words the beauty held within its pages. It’s a story about life, love, loss and everything in between. It’s about the importance of family and how each relationship within it is unique in its own way. It’s about a young girl named Emma and her struggle to come to terms with the changing world around her.
Emma appears to have the perfect life. A beautiful mother, film star father, astrophysicist grandfather and a luxurious home. But all is not as rosy as it seems, and as her world slowly falls apart she finds solace in her grandfather’s once ridiculed Theorem on the universe.
The Space Between Time is a beautifully written and poignant tale that’s full of warmth and humour. It moved me to tears on more than one occasion, but was also filled with lighthearted moments that made me smile.
Emma experiences life in all its extremes, from a tragedy that she struggles to cope with, to first love and all the emotional turmoil that comes with that. But it’s in her eccentric Italian grandfather’s Theorem on the universe that she finds most comfort as she slowly begins to heal and move forward with her life.
There is so much in this book that spoke to me on a personal level. Charlie Laidlaw’s writing is beautifully descriptive, transporting you into the story and bringing the people and places vividly to life.
The metaphor that we are all connected, even to those who are no longer with us, is a powerful and emotive one. As someone who has gone through unbearable grief and loss myself, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of comfort from the beautiful words in this book.
Touching, moving and poignant, this is a book that makes you think. I can’t even begin to say how much I loved the story and the characters, especially Emma and her eccentric grandfather whose Theorem on the universe was such a big part of The Space Between Time.
From its gorgeous cover to the beautiful words within, this is a memorable and thought provoking read that I highly recommend.
The Space Between Time by Charlie Laidlaw is available to preorder now: Amazon UK
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