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Book Review: Faye, Faraway



Faye Faraway was written by Helen Fisher and published by Gallery Books in 2021. You can purchase it on Amazon/Kindle and you can visit the author on Amazon and on social media.


This story created a magic and wonder inside of me, and it also touched on some very deep emotions, directing me to a purpose in life.

Faye lost her mother when she was eight years old and never got the chance to really know her. Fleeting memories and a painful separation are her only connection to a woman who she thinks about often; especially when she is with her own daughters. Faye wants them to know how much she loves them and desperately wants them to have long lasting memories of her when she is gone from this world. Everything in Faye's world is about to change after viewing a photograph of herself as a young girl next to a Christmas tree. Up in her attic she finds an old box that once contained a favorite toy of hers. She has to stand in the box to avoid glass from a broken light bulb and when she does, she travels back through time and soon comes face to face with her mother. Older Faye also meets herself as a young girl and she and her mother and her younger self strike up a close friendship. But neither her mother, or young Faye, know who she really is. Faye cherishes the times that she is having with them but she is also worried about returning back to her own time, where she will have to eventually explain this bizarre story to both her husband and daughters- and decide where she wants to live: In the present or in the past? I'm someone with a very vivid imagination and found the idea of this story very much like the fantasies I have had in wanting to travel back into time to visit my own family members before their death. If only we could learn more from them, who they were as people or to ask them questions that have long gone unanswered. This story created a magic and wonder inside of me and it also touched on some very deep emotions; directing me to a purpose in our lives that we too often take for granted. An enchanting debut novel for Helen Fisher. I'll certainly be back for more. I loved Faye, Faraway!


I give Faye, Faraway 4 out of 5 stars.

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