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What She Left Behind

What She Left Behind - Ellen Marie Wiseman What she Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman a bit of a disappointing read for me.

Firstly I have to say the Front cover of the paperback was beautiful [bc:What She Left Behind|17802747|What She Left Behind|Ellen Marie Wiseman|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1373226871s/17802747.jpg|24904359]while the back cover of the book had " Praise for Ellen Marie Wieman's The Plum Tree" and five different detailed short reviews by papers and magazines and I found this strange as I would assume that this would have the blurb of the book I was currently reading and not a different book entirely by the author.

I am very interested in books that detail life in Public asylums between 1880 and 1950 and two of my favourites have been [b:The Secret Scripture|3419808|The Secret Scripture|Sebastian Barry|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1325714117s/3419808.jpg|3460278][bc:The Secret Scripture|3419808|The Secret Scripture|Sebastian Barry|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1325714117s/3419808.jpg|3460278] and [bc:The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox|250729|The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox|Maggie O'Farrell|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1348843114s/250729.jpg|3050927][b:The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox|250729|The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox|Maggie O'Farrell|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1348843114s/250729.jpg|3050927].

I think the length of time it took me to read this story is really reflected in the low rating that I gave the novel as I found it difficult to keep my interest in the book and just wasn't very enthusiastic about it.

What she left behind takes two stories Izzy' s story is set in the present time and Clara's one set in 1929.
I found Izzy's story too YA for my liking and I felt its freshness just did not fit alongside the story of Clara's.
Many aspects of the story were so contrived and especially the ending.
The novel was an ok read for me but not a book that I will be recommending.