'When the city of Horneville is destroyed by a flood on the eve of a huge gay mardis gras, Mikey Brown - the feisty, sexy and dynamic host of a Christian shopping channel - knows exactly what she needs to do. Taking her sons with her, she sets out on a grand mercy mission. The journey is more than a flood clean-up for Mikey - she wants to save the city and teach the godless inhabitants a lesson. Her husband was lost to her after attempting to 'mission' to this same festival and this is her chance to lay the past to rest. Mustard - an enthusiastic, ebullient, 8-year-old - doesn't believe his father is dead. In fact, he is determined to find him and knows that Horneville is the place to start looking. If anyone can bring him back, Mustard can.

Down in the city, the floodwater surrounding the Horneville City Hospital is steadily rising, turning what has been a place of refuge into a disaster zone. Deep in the hospital chaos, Nurse Gina Donaldson is forced to make a life and death decision with shattering repercussions.

The arrival of Mikey's little troupe helps Gina find hope in the most unlikely places. Both Mikey and Gina must stare down their pasts in order to find salvation, but will they have the courage?'

This book was absolutely fantastic.

This book captivated me from the very first page and I didn't want it to end.

Kathryn Heyman's writing is so lyrical and emotive, I found myself completely engrossed in this story and I connected with it so emotionally that I had to remind myself that I wasnt actually living these events.

The amazing characters in this book were well-developed, three-dimensional and easy to relate to. I loved watch each of the characters grow and change as they faced different hardships throughout the story. What made these character so interesting was they were deeply flawed and utterly human.

I am usually not a massive fan of stories told from dual perspective but I absolutly loved it in this book. The fact that the characters were experience two different circumstances and had completely different lives and background made for a truly wonderful reading experience.

The story itself was equal parts heartwarming and heartbreaking. The fact that the story is rooted in fact and could actually happen made reading it compelling. I wanted to see how these stories ended and how each character changed due to what they had experienced.

The ending of this book was perfect. It wasnt what I expected but once I had finished the book I realised it was the perfect ending to such an amazing story.

I honestly don't have a bad word to say about this book.

Floodline by Kathryn Heyman is a book that everyone should read at least once in their life.

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