Reviews: The Fruit Bowl

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“I was invested in the story and characters from the first chapter.”

Loved it! I was invested in the story and characters from the first chapter. The story is beautifully written. It has it all: love, heartache, hope, laughter, growth and intrigue. Definitely a page turner and highly recommended!

 

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Laura K

“I was invested in the story and characters from the first chapter.”

Loved it! I was invested in the story and characters from the first chapter. The story is beautifully written. It has it all: love, heartache, hope, laughter, growth and intrigue. Definitely a page turner and highly recommended!

 

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Laura K

“The writing was beautiful and you, as the reader, feel the emotions of the characters!”

The writing was beautiful and you, as the reader, feel the emotions of the characters! One of the few books to make me cry multiple times! LOVED IT and Dom is definitely one of my favourite writers!

 

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Janey L

“The writing was beautiful and you, as the reader, feel the emotions of the characters!”

The writing was beautiful and you, as the reader, feel the emotions of the characters! One of the few books to make me cry multiple times! LOVED IT and Dom is definitely one of my favourite writers!

 

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Janey L

“The narrative is beautifully paced and draws you in very quickly”

I really enjoyed reading this book – although the opening few chapters put you through an emotional wringer!  The narrative is beautifully paced and draws you in very quickly.  You really start to root for the characters and end up wanting to give most of them the longest hug!   My one piece of feedback – and this applies to Open Links too (which I also loved) – is that the ending seems a bit rushed and all tied up very quickly. The beautiful pace disappears in a seeming hurry to get everything wrapped up.   I’d happily read extra chapters that go into a bit more depth and detail of how the story is resolved. I prefer The Fruit Bowl and Open Links to I, Gabriel  – but that is obviously just personal choice. Keep writing Dom – but please slower endings!

 

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Sara G

“The narrative is beautifully paced and draws you in very quickly”

I really enjoyed reading this book – although the opening few chapters put you through an emotional wringer!  The narrative is beautifully paced and draws you in very quickly.  You really start to root for the characters and end up wanting to give most of them the longest hug!   My one piece of feedback – and this applies to Open Links too (which I also loved) – is that the ending seems a bit rushed and all tied up very quickly. The beautiful pace disappears in a seeming hurry to get everything wrapped up.   I’d happily read extra chapters that go into a bit more depth and detail of how the story is resolved. I prefer The Fruit Bowl and Open Links to I, Gabriel  – but that is obviously just personal choice. Keep writing Dom – but please slower endings!

 

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Sara G

“This story was beyond moving”

With the craziness of today’s world it is always wonderful to get lost in a good book. Thankfully, “The Fruit Bowl”, was up to the task.

As usual Mr. Holland, your ability to weave so many stories and characters together into a seamless exchange is impressive and a joy to read through. This book was fantastic and something that I think the world really needs right now. So many lives have been drastically changed and torn apart by this pandemic that I think this story will serve as an excellent symbol of hope for many.

This story was beyond moving and I think a very accurate representation of the journey of grief. I believe often that people put too much emphasis on when grief will end and when a person might become “normal” again after dealing with grief. I love that you approached the topic in this book of grief being gut-wrenching and that a person might never become truly “normal” again. It was excellent though that paired alongside this harsh reality of grief, there was the hope throughout the story that things could indeed improve and get better for someone, even if it does not make sense initially. I also appreciated that you really had Tom’s character in charge of his own path to healing and that he really went with his gut to know what was right. I think people that are either currently experiencing extreme grief or have experienced it in the past will receive comfort and hope from this story of recovery and healing. I personally have experienced several losses in my life that were quite traumatic and I know I will return to this book as a form of healing whenever the grief becomes too overwhelming to handle.

So thank you Mr. Holland for writing this beautiful, tragic, emotional, and victorious story. It was truly an honour to read. Also once again with the main character being named Tom and that Paddy Porter had four sons with his youngest being named Paddy, it is wonderful to see you bring your family into your stories and into you art. Thank you again for another wonderful story.

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Audrey L

“This story was beyond moving”

With the craziness of today’s world it is always wonderful to get lost in a good book. Thankfully, “The Fruit Bowl”, was up to the task.

As usual Mr. Holland, your ability to weave so many stories and characters together into a seamless exchange is impressive and a joy to read through. This book was fantastic and something that I think the world really needs right now. So many lives have been drastically changed and torn apart by this pandemic that I think this story will serve as an excellent symbol of hope for many.

This story was beyond moving and I think a very accurate representation of the journey of grief. I believe often that people put too much emphasis on when grief will end and when a person might become “normal” again after dealing with grief. I love that you approached the topic in this book of grief being gut-wrenching and that a person might never become truly “normal” again. It was excellent though that paired alongside this harsh reality of grief, there was the hope throughout the story that things could indeed improve and get better for someone, even if it does not make sense initially. I also appreciated that you really had Tom’s character in charge of his own path to healing and that he really went with his gut to know what was right. I think people that are either currently experiencing extreme grief or have experienced it in the past will receive comfort and hope from this story of recovery and healing. I personally have experienced several losses in my life that were quite traumatic and I know I will return to this book as a form of healing whenever the grief becomes too overwhelming to handle.

So thank you Mr. Holland for writing this beautiful, tragic, emotional, and victorious story. It was truly an honour to read. Also once again with the main character being named Tom and that Paddy Porter had four sons with his youngest being named Paddy, it is wonderful to see you bring your family into your stories and into you art. Thank you again for another wonderful story.

Click here to buy your own copy of The Fruit Bowl

Audrey L