Paper Chains by Nicola Moriarty

Paper Chains

A heart-warming story of love, friendship and forgiveness - and the crazy twists of fate that shape our lives…Hannah and India are new best friends. Although true friendship means always telling each other the truth, doesn’t it…?Hannah, you see, is running from her life back in Sydney. Now in London, she’s trying to put the past behind her, and finding this amazing new friend is a positive step forward. If only she could stop punishing he...


Details Paper Chains

TitlePaper Chains
Author
Release DateFeb 1st, 2013
PublisherBantam Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreContemporary
Rating

Reviews Paper Chains

  • Phrynne
    2017-05-18
    A short, light and enjoyable read about two women with big secrets. Overall I enjoyed the story but occasionally felt irritated by how long it took to discover what the secrets were. In the meantime Hannah in particular became increasingly exasperating with her melodramatic statements and actions. So much so that by the time I discovered her problem - which was indeed a serious one - I did not have much sympathy left for her. India on the other h...
  • Nomes
    2012-09-21
    Paper chains has so much cool going for it:Set in London! And Australia :) and other snippetty travel scenes and flashbacks.Two mysterious girls (ladies) both holding secrets. What is going on?Those gorgeous moments of serendipity that I adore.Chain letters.Prose that you sink Ito, sentiments perfectly captured.Most ever so importantly, characters to care about. To get under your skin. Two gorgeous girls, so different. And all their worlds (inclu...
  • Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
    2012-12-13
    I was charmed by Nicola Moriarty's debut novel, Free-Falling and I have been looking forward to the release of Paper Chains. This wonderful contemporary adult novel reveals the secrets of two young Australian women, India and Hannah, who meet while in London. The deceptively lighthearted introduction to Paper Chains slowly gives way to a compelling tale of heartbreak, loss and hope.As backpacker India considers her next travel destination, she ch...
  • Brenda
    2012-12-16
    Hannah had recently arrived in London from Australia, and fairly quickly found herself a job at the gift shop in a Museum…she wanted to work every day, but her boss insisted she have at least one day off. But when she had that day off, she punished herself by jogging, running everywhere. Beside the Thames, down the sidewalks and between the cafes. She ate very little, told herself she needed the punishment, that she was a bad person and didn’...
  • Kathy
    2013-05-22
    I highly recommend this beautiful and moving story. Paper Chains is about two Aussie girls who meet in London – both have secrets (which does get a little frustrating at times, but does keep the pages moving to find out what they are!) . This story delves into some really tough issues but I loved it all – the friendships and family, and the journey that brings it all to a heartbreaking ending. 5 stars for sure……what a talented author!
  • Bree T
    2012-12-20
    Hannah is living in London, working all the days she can in a gift shop when she meets India. Hannah is amazed by India’s ability to go up to anyone she sees, introduce herself and become their friend. It’s been a long time since Hannah had a friend, but it seems like India is going to fulfill that role.Both are Australian and both have found themselves in England for quite similar reasons. India knows that Hannah is hiding a secret. There’...
  • Helen McKenna
    2012-12-30
    Hannah is not your usual twenty-something Australian living in London. Unlike the thousands of other travellers and working holidayers that make the city home for a time while they party their way around Europe, Hannah spends her nights alone in her flat and her days off jogging all over the city to the point of exhaustion. By a stroke of fate she meets fellow Aussie India, who is as outgoing and funloving as Hannah is serious and reclusive. Alth...
  • Paula Weston
    2013-02-19
    I ordered this book at the library after reading Nomes' fabulous review on Inkcrush. I'll admit, when I took a closer look at the cutesy cover, I thought the library had wrongly marked it as adult fiction, because it definitely had a YA vibe (and while I'd read the synopsis and knew the story appealed, I obviously didn't read it enough to realise it wasn't YA).I should know better: don't judge a book by its cover. The nature of the relationships ...
  • Lauredhel
    2012-09-20
    Content note for (view spoiler)[postnatal depression, suicidality, child abandonment, character death (hide spoiler)]Oh, this book. This book. It shattered me into tiny pieces. And not from what you who've read it already might expect. (view spoiler)[No, it was the first-person view of postnatal depression that got to me. We hear what it is (for some) like from the inside, the feeling that your body has turned to rotting wood and torn cardboard, ...
  • Alex
    2013-03-09
    The Plot: Living in London and working behind the counter at a Museum's store was not exactly where Hannah planned to be in her late twenties, but she doesn't have much to choose from since she ran off from her life in Sydney and doesn't want to think about or remember what she left behind.Meeting fellow Australian India one day at the Museum, and later at the park was a surprise, as Hannah doesn't believe she deserves friends, or fun or anything...
  • daisychainbooks
    2014-02-04
    3.5/5 --was definitely heading towards a four there for a while but I felt the ending was a bit rushed and I never totally warmed to either character. I feel like I didn't get to know Hannah or India -and I really should have. I've read another book that deals with a similar subject matter as this one and it pretty much ripped my heart out -repeatedly- so it's not just because I'm cold and emotionally disconnected that I didn't cry at this one. O...
  • Sharon
    2013-04-13
    What a beautiful story. This was my first Nicola Moriarty and I really enjoyed it. A story about friendship,family,love and forgiveness. I found it hard to put down. I would certainly recommend it.
  • MarciaB - Book Muster Down Under
    2012-12-13
    The Blurb“India smiled. ‘Everything is fixable, Hannah …’Hannah and India are new best friends. Although true friendship means always telling each other the truth, doesn’t it?Hannah, you see, is running from her life back in Sydney. Now in London, she’s trying to put the past behind her, and finding this amazing new friend is a positive step forward. If only she could stop punishing herself for what she did.India knows Hannah is hidin...
  • Rebecca
    2017-05-29
    Godshite
  • Emma Tingay
    2013-01-30
    For the last two months, Hannah has been living in London and working in a museum shop. She has run away from her life in Sydney, Australia, and has been punishing herself because of something she did back home. Then she meets India, who is also an Australian travelling overseas. India is the complete opposite of Hannah – outgoing, friendly, and wants to help people. The two become friends and India makes it her mission to prise Hannah’s secr...
  • Sheree
    2013-02-10
    Absolutely loved it!Australian women Hannah & India meet by chance in London and forge a friendship marking the beginning of a insightful, sensitive, heartwarming journey of serendipity. A story of contrasts, much like Hannah and India ... Hannah a deep well of pain & self-loathing, fragile, and withdrawn, India intuitive, outgoing, bubbly and confident. As first Hannah then India's secrets are slowly revealed this highly emotive novel addresses ...
  • Katy
    2016-03-25
    Well, all I can say is Nicola Moriarty knows was how to pull on those heart strings. I don't think I have cried so much for a very long time reading a book. I was so invested in the characters of this book, and being the time of my life that I am, I could really relate to the subject matter. The thing I loved most about this book was it's pace. Each chapter was just long enough to read and really enjoy. So much so that I could read a bit each nig...
  • Kerrie Paterson
    2013-04-01
    WARNING - do not read the final chapters of this book in public. Unless you don't mind sobbing brokenheartedly in public that is :)Paper Chains is the story of two Aussie girls who meet in London. I loved the way Nicola slowly revealed each of the girl's secrets - it kept me turning the pages wanting to find out more. I also loved how the story of the letter was woven between the chapters - each of those glimpses could have been a story in themse...
  • Sallyann Van leeuwen
    2013-03-09
    A sweet book of two Aussie girls who meet in London, one an introvert, the other an extrovert. Both have secrets. India skips from one country to the next, experiencing all she can, whilst Hannah is holed up in London dealing with self-worth issues. Quirky fun read of girls running from love, only to have it chase them down! However the cover made me think they were closer to teenage years not mid 20s. Therefore I was surprised with Hannah's secr...
  • Leslea
    2015-11-27
    Great book with a difficult topic which was handled very well. I really liked the characters of Hannah and India and thought their friendship moved along quite well. I was disappointed with the ending - too coincidental and a bit rushed but over all I really enjoyed this story and would read something else by this author.
  • Molly
    2012-10-27
    I found this story confusing at first; I like other readers had the impression that the main characters were younger than they turned out to be. I also found the range of characters a little bland, without the diversity existent in both London and Sydney and the ending a little pat.
  • Jacinta
    2014-11-07
    Wasn't that sure about this book to begin with, but the middle to end really got me in. Very moving story.
  • Feistykel
    2013-01-29
    Beautiful story with beautiful characters and just enough mystery. Such a lovely story of friendship and love and the reality of life.
  • Lianne
    2014-05-24
    Loved it!!!!
  • Marg
    2013-02-02
    4.5/5Going to be difficult to review this one without spoiling!
  • Tess Woods
    2017-08-01
    WOW. Heartbreaking, uplifting, romantic, wise, achingly raw and utterly relatable - Paper Chains is one of the BEST books I have EVER read. Nicola Moriarty has a way of deceptively drawing you in, letting you think all is well and then pushing your heart through a meat grinder! The novel I thought I was about to read was in no way the novel I ended up reading. It was far deeper and far more confronting than the light hearted cover or opening chap...
  • Rachel Piper
    2018-02-08
    Enjoyed this at the beginning, but the last third or fourth took a treacly turn I wasn't really expecting and didn't enjoy. I much preferred "Free-Falling."
  • Erin Gray
    2015-02-16
    I don't even know how I feel about this book. At times, I rolled my eyes. Other times, I wanted to slap some sense into these women, the both of 'em. Then, my heartached and my heart swelled. Stories of friendship, family, faith in oneself and faith in others, parental love, spousal love, and new love...this book has all of that and more. I was endeared, at times; and I was annoyed other times.
  • Stephanie
    2013-09-01
    On the whole, I enjoyed this book. Original characters for the most part, and a lot of interesting secrets.The middle of this book (parts 2, 3, and 4) was by far the best part. Those parts were more 4/5 star, but the first and last couple of sections were not as strong, so there we have a three-star rating. The first part came on strong with all the secrets, while the ending was a little too sugary than I like.
  • Angela S
    2013-07-24
    Fun characters, but a bit too predictable. Sad ending. :(