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18 April 2015

Review: 'Solomon's Kitten' by Sheila Jeffries (2014)

"This is a special kitten. She has come to heal."

Soon after she is born, tiny kitten Tallulah, with her bright eyes and silver and white fur edged with gold, is whisked away from her father Solomon and dumped in a hedge like rubbish.

After a tough start in life, neglected and abandoned, Tallulah eventually finds a new home with the Lee family and forms a special bond with their daughter Tammy. But Tammy has a terrible secret and Tallulah must do all in her power to keep the family safe.

Sheila Jeffries' 'Solomon's Kitten', which was released in November 2014 by Simon & Schuster UK, is the sequel to 'Solomon's Tale'. I was lucky enough to receive a review copy of 'Solomon's Tale' in 2013 and the book turned out to be a lot more enjoyable than I originally expected (click here to read my review). I'm not the biggest cat fan and the book seemed to be different from the genres I usually read. However, it definitely managed to surprise me and was certainly worth the read. So, when I also got the chance to read and review 'Solomon's Kitten', I was curious to discover whether I would enjoy this book as much as I did the first part!

Small kitten Tallulah is taken from her mother and father, Solomon, when she is young and abandoned in a hedge. She struggles and manages to survive, and after some difficult times she eventually ends up with a new family to love her and take care of her. However, Tallulah herself will also need to take care of her new owner, teenage girl Tammy Lee, who is hiding a dark secret and finds it difficult to keep it hidden from the people around her. Tallulah is determined to protect and help Tammy Lee, but will she really be able to protect both Tammy Lee and her family?

Just like its prequel 'Solomon's Tale', 'Solomon's Kitten' is quite a unique and heart-warming story told completely from the perspective of a cat. Spirituality plays an important role in the book and the idea of animals being assigned to people who need them, who need someone to love them and take care of them. This idea of pets really looking out for their owners really spoke to me, and results in quite a heart-warming story that shows the unique connection that can be formed between animals and people. 

Sheila Jeffries' writing is really easy to get into and comfortable to read. The book has about 250 pages and is quite a quick read; I finished it in a day and it held my attention throughout. The book deals with quite a few heavy topics, so if you plan to read this with children, make sure to keep that in mind. Even if you're not a cat lover, like me, Sheila Jeffries' stories are definitely worth picking up if you're looking for a warm story. Overall, 'Solomon's Kitten' is a heartfelt, good-paced, and captivating read; perfect for cat fans, but also for those readers who are looking for something different for a change!
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Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

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