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Eilidh Lawson’s life has hit crisis point. Years of failed fertility treatments, a cheating husband and an oppressive family have pushed her to the limits. Desperate for relief, she seeks solace in the only place she’s ever felt at home - a small village in the Scottish Highlands. There, Eilidh slowly begins to mend her broken heart but soon learns she is not the only one in the village struggling to recover from a painful past.
Jamie McAnena, Eilidh’s childhood friend, is trying to raise his daughter Maisie alone. After Maisie’s mother left to pursue a career in London and Jamie’s own mother, Elizabeth, passed away, he has resigned himself to being a family of two. But sometimes there is more to a story than meets the eye.
Despite their reluctance, curious circumstances keep bringing Jamie and Eilidh together. For even when it seems all is lost, help can come from the most surprising places.
Daniela Sacerdoti was born and raised in Italy but has lived in Scotland for the past ten years. She holds a degree in Classics from the University of Turin and has taught Italian, Latin and Greek. She is also the author of the paranormal YA books The Sarah Midnight Trilogy.
“This has got to be the most touching and emotional book I've read this year. Watch Over Me is such a delicate and beautiful read that you can't help but fall into the storyline from the first page. (5/5)” (Reabookreview)
“One of the best books I’ve ever read. This is a book that deserves to be read by everybody... An amazing debut novel from this magnificent writer who I am sure is going to be a massive success with, I hope, many more novels on the way in the future.” (Kim the Book Worm)
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By NinaPasz on 01-28-15
Loved the story and loved narration
Would you listen to Watch Over Me again? Why?
I will definitely listen to the story again in a bit. The story was capturing and I have related to it. I loved Helen McAlpine narration and her ability to use different accents. She is brilliant and she is definitely part of the success of this audiobook.
What about Helen McAlpine’s performance did you like?
Brilliant. One of the best. I will certainly look for books read by Helen :-)
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By Lorraine K on 07-04-14
a bit more than just a love story
I found the author's thoughts on the afterlife interesting. It was predictable, but enjoyable non the less.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Alana Jane on 11-04-16
If you could sum up Watch Over Me in three words, what would they be?
Predictable, comfortable, easy
What other book might you compare Watch Over Me to, and why?
Any lost and found love again books.
What does Helen McAlpine bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
The accent transports you to Scotland, which helps with the characters
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Easy listening, for a lazy winters day
Any additional comments?
Would listen again while travelling.