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The Museum of Broken Promises

"The hardback was chosen as a LoveReading star book, this glorious, beautifully engaging read is set to break and capture hearts."

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A beautifully engaging novel that both broke and truly captured my heart. We travel with Laure through three time frames, from Prague of 1986, through to Paris of today. She finds love, and founds a museum based on promises broken, discarded, forgotten. Elizabeth Buchan writes with such eloquence, compassion and meaning. I felt, really felt the history and heartache. The past and the present somehow balance, as they move backwards and forwards slowly cutting snippets of information free. I fully existed in each moment, almost forgetting another point existed until I found myself there and became immersed once more. I really cared about the characters, including the museum, the idea is captivating, and so completely believable I feel as though I should be able to walk through its doors. The Museum of Broken Promises is for a me a must-read, I’ve chosen it as one of our star books, it is quite simply, glorious.

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This was a clever and intriguing read. What started as a lovely, engaging novel about a woman and an unusual museum, which was interesting enough in itself, turned into a far deeper and more poignant book.A beautiful and sensitive read that highlights both humans frailties and strengths and the power of love and determination.

This was a clever and intriguing read. What started as a lovely, engaging novel about a woman and an unusual museum, which was interesting enough in itself, turned into a far deeper and more poignant book. I loved the concept of the museum and its displays reflecting private moments in people's lives in such a clever way. The way it comes full circle in the final chapter is a particularly successful piece of writing.
Skipping from past to present is an interesting and popular technique, but Buchan manages to link three stages of Laure's life together in a clever and seamless way. She has a clever way of drip-feeding information about Laure, Eva, tomas and even the cat.
The book was an interesting mix of description and also an insight into a part of Europe rarely written about.... Read Full Review

Rosie Watch

This was a clever and intriguing read. What started as a lovely, engaging novel about a woman and an unusual museum, which was interesting enough in itself, turned into a far deeper and more poignant book.A beautiful and sensitive read that highlights both humans frailties and strengths and the power of love and determination.

This was a clever and intriguing read. What started as a lovely, engaging novel about a woman and an unusual museum, which was interesting enough in itself, turned into a far deeper and more poignant book. I loved the concept of the museum and its displays reflecting private moments in people's lives in such a clever way. The way it comes full circle in the final chapter is a particularly successful piece of writing.
Skipping from past to present is an interesting and popular technique, but Buchan manages to link three stages of Laure's life together in a clever and seamless way. She has a clever way of drip-feeding information about Laure, Eva, tomas and even the cat.
The book was an interesting mix of description and also an insight into a part of Europe rarely written about.... Read Full Review

Rosie Watch

A thought provoking story of love, deceit and betrayal.

From looking at the book's title, I thought I would be reading a romance. However, it was a completely different story to what I had expected. It is not a flimsy romance, but something much deeper and totally engrossing. It is told over three different timelines, from the mid-1980's to the present day. Laure sets off as a young girl to be an au pair in Prague during the communist regime. Here she meets Tomas, a young rebellious Czech musician and they become embroiled in an affair. As she becomes settled in her life here, she starts to become acutely aware of the living differences between her privileged employer and Tomas and his friends. The regime is oppressive and brutal, and she tries to persuade Tomas to escape to the West with her.
I found this book hard to put down, and thoroughly enjoyed it.... Read Full Review

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