Good morning my loves!
I hope you’re all well! Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Seventh Train by Jackie Carreira. You may or may not have noticed that there haven’t been many blog tours over the last couple of weeks, and that is because I’ve been really REALLY selective due to time constraints with other commitments. So, as you can probably imagine, I am very excited to be a part of this tour.
What if you can’t stand where you are because there’s nothing there? What if you don’t want to end up anywhere else in case that’s empty too? When life has lost its road map, sometimes the only way to get back on track is to get back on the rails. The Seventh Train is a ride – a ‘road movie’ on the railways. It’s a journey that Elizabeth invented; the only original thought she has ever had in her previously uneventful life. Unbeknown to her, she is not travelling alone. If only she’d pretended that the spare seat was taken. With a wonderfully eclectic cast of characters, The Seventh Train takes its passengers on a journey from the tragic to the strange, arriving finally at hope. By turns heart-breaking, thought-provoking and hilarious, this tale is a life-affirming exploration of the human spirit via the British railway timetable!
There are so many things that I really liked about this book. Elizabeth as a protagonist, was relatable, realistic and the most prominent person despite a big cast of other characters.
The Seventh Train is about Elizabeth, wanting to be anywhere but where she is and deciding to take a train journey, on her own. Daydreaming while staring out of the window, the themes of depression and anxiety are present through the book, but Jackie has managed to cover them in a way that while it feels honest, there is a certain lightness to it, a certain kind of hope.
The message in this thought-provoking book is clear. Elizabeth is not alone, and neither are you. The Seventh Train is perfectly paced and plotted and I will certainly be keeping an eye out for anything she publishes in the future!
And there we have it, my stop on the blog tour for the wonderful The Seventh Train by Jackie Carreira, I really enjoyed this one and think you will do! You can pre-order this one now ready for it’s release on the 28th of June!
Peace and pages