Dear Rosie Hughes by Melanie Hudson / #Review @Melanie_Hudson_ @0neMoreChapter_

The best friendships are worth fighting for…

It’s been fifteen years since Aggie’s friendship with Rosie Hughes ended abruptly. But now she’s heard from the village rumour mill that Rosie is off to war, she knows her best friend needs her more than ever – despite what’s happened between them in the past.

As Rosie faces a desert full of danger and Aggie falls further from the path to love she’ so wants, the two friends write each other letters.

The comfort in their shared words is an anchor to the life they knew before…and the only constant in a world as increasingly unpredictable as the wind.




The best friendships are worth fighting for…” and that’s so true. When you start a friendship, you are convinced nothing can break that bond and you really mean that. Sometimes though, life happens and cracks start to show. The pain is too much and forgive and forget is not on your mind.

Many years later, life happens again and it’s time to fill up those cracks and rekindle the friendship. 

Little by little the author reveals what has happened before and how the girls open their hears to each other. They talk about every day life: Rosie in a war zone in the desert and Aggie in the UK. They both struggle with the past and are trying to built a future. They promise to see each other real soon…

This book is a collection of mails, letters and other messages going back and forth between the two friends, but also between the girls and their family and other members of the village. I really liked this format.

The story certainly touched my heart. I often found myself smiling, but from time to time the author slipped in a real shocker too. Some brought tears to my eyes. I had to read that certain part twice to be sure my eyes did not fool me.

I loved this book. It was beautiful and honest. 5 stars

Thank you, Melanie Hudson and One More Chapter


About the author

Melanie is an award winning, best selling writer of contemporary and historical fiction. She lives in Cornwall with her family and is happiest when out hiking with her dog.


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