#LettersFromTheHeart | #BookReview | Adam Loveday (Loveday #1) by Kate Tremayne (November 25th 1999, McArthur & Co. @McArthurCo)

ADAM LOVEDAY (Loveday #1) by Kate Tremayne
Published: November 25th 1999, McArthur & Co.

Adam Loveday is denied his inheritance of the family estate, Trevowan and his father’s boatyard through birthright. Fearful of his fathers growing disapproval however, his feckless elder twin, St.John, plots to ensure that Adam gains neither the boatyard nor the love of local Meriel Sawle.

When I finished the Poldark saga last year after enjoying it so much I was eager to find something similar to get stuck into. Along came my friend who recommended the Loveday series to me, I was a little nervous about starting another series that sounded so similar but Adam Loveday didn’t disappoint.

Not as well written as Winston Graham’s series and there are ALOT of similarities between both series but if you take it as it comes and try to forget Poldark and enjoy the Lovedays for who they are it really is very enjoyable.

Starting with Adam returning home after a trip to sea with the British Navy Adam is keen to get stuck into working at his family’s boatyard but comes up against his twin brother St John who by being born just a few minutes before Adam is set to inherit both the estate and the shipyard but doesn’t deserve it as he doesn’t want to put any of the hard labour into it. When Adam’s head is turned by a young inn keeper’s daughter Meriel, the twin rivalry makes another apperance resulting in St John being forced into marriage with Meriel.

Adam, like Ross, is very likeable. A man of character and rightfulness he stands up for who and what he believes in. I think he is quite strong minded and I am sure we will get to see more of that in future books. St John is a character that you dislike from the start. The jealously he holds for his twin brother is tangible and a big part of the story. He doesn’t seem to put any thought into his actions and many times throughout the story that backfires on him. He does redeem himself slightly when he does seem to genuinely love and care for Meriel. Meriel is a very dislikeable character and enjoys encouraging St John into the scrapes that he so often finds himself. She is very selfish and only thinks about how she can improve her status in life.

I have to include how annoying the name St John is – it is pronounced Sinjun but I have to remind myself so many times during the book because I was reading it was Saint John. It’s not a name I have ever heard before and it did take away from the story slightly. 

Overall I did really enjoy this story and it will be a great replacement for the hole that Poldark left in my life. I am eager to continue the series and to find out where else the Lovedays will take us on their journey. 

You can pick up your copy of ADAM LOVEDAY (Loveday #1) at the following outlets (but remember to shop your local indie booksellers too!);

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#LettersFromTheHeart | #BookReview | CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC (Confessions #1) by Sophie Kinsella @KinsellaSophie (14th September 2000, Transworld Books @TransworldBooks)

CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC (Confessions #1) by Sophie Kinsella
Published; September 14th 2000, Transworld Books

Becky Bloomwood has a fabulous flat in London’s trendiest neighborhood, a troupe of glamorous socialite friends, and a closet brimming with the season’s must-haves. The only trouble is, she can’t actually afford it—not any of it. Her job writing at Successful Saving magazine not only bores her to tears, it doesn’t pay much at all. And lately Becky’s been chased by dismal letters from the bank—letters with large red sums she can’t bear to read. She tries cutting back. But none of her efforts succeeds. Her only consolation is to buy herself something . . . just a little something.

Finally a story arises that Becky actually cares about, and her front-page article catalyzes a chain of events that will transform her life—and the lives of those around her—forever.

This is a re read for me. I have put some of the later releases in the series on my beat the backlist so thought I would refresh my memory by starting from the beginning. I forgot just how much I loved these books. Rebecca is so refreshingly human and being inside her mind is like reading my own story! Well maybe not the constant spending and the huge amount of debt but she is just so down to earth and so likeable.

Rebecca has a big problem! She cannot resist a sale or shopping even when her cards are maxed to the brim, so she tries to cut back or make more money neither of which seem to work out in her favour. As Rebecca runs to her parents to hide from the disaster that appears to be her life she discovers something that could rock the financial world.

This was such a light hearted, funny read. I actually laughed out loud at some of Rebecca’s antics and it’s so easy to lose yourself in the pages of Rebecca’s crazy world as everything seem to crumble around her.

I read this so fast as I couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next for Rebecca Bloomwood. Even though I have read the book before I still enjoyed it so much and I am so excited to read the rest of the series. So glad I included these on my beat the backlist so I have an excuse to pick them up again. Cannot wait!

You can buy CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC (Confessions #1) from the following booksellers (and many more!);

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#LettersFromTheHeart | #BookReview | THE LOST ART OF KEEPING SECRETS by Eva Rice @EvaRiceAuthor (October 24th 2005, Plume Books @PlumeBooks) #BeatTheBacklist

THE LOST ART OF KEEPING SECRETS by Eva Rice
24th October 2005, Plume Books

Set in 1950s London The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets centers around Penelope the wide- eyed daughter of a legendary beauty Talitha who lost her husband to the war. Penelope with her mother and brother struggles to maintain their vast and crumbling ancestral home while postwar London spins toward the next decade’s cultural revolution.

Penelope wants nothing more than to fall in love and when her new best friend Charlotte a free spirit in the young society set drags Penelope into London with all of its grand parties she sets in motion great change for them all. Charlotte’s mysterious and attractive brother Harry uses Penelope to make his American ex-girlfriend jealous with unforeseen consequences and a dashing wealthy American movie producer arrives with what might be the key to Penelope’s and her family’s future happiness.

Vibrant witty and filled with vivid historical detail The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets is an utterly unique debut novel about a time and place just slipping into history.

Sometimes you buy books that you think look and sound interesting and that you would enjoy, you take them home put them on your shelf and then look at them occasionally before choosing something else to read. This was the case for me with THE LOST ART OF KEEPING SECRETS. I bought it years ago and it has done 7 house moves with me and still I never got around to reading it. Until the Beat the Backlist challenge that we were set for the blog. I finally picked up this book and BOY am I glad I did!

What a wonderful, cute story. Penelope is a shy girl of 18 trying to adapt to life in a big house after the war which caused the family to lose the head of the household and Penelope’s mother’s reason for living. Penelope’s life is pretty boring until Charlotte comes along and picks Penelope out of a line of people at a bus stop. When Penelope and Charlotte take tea with Charlotte’s aunt a friendship is formed and Penelope’s life goes in a direction she never imagined.

We are introduced to lots of different types of characters. There is Charlotte’s cousin, magician Harry, head over heels in love with an American socialite who is just a little out of reach, Penelope’s brother Inigo who is so music obsessed it is all he lives and breathes as well as Penelope’s beautiful mother who is struggling to adapt to life without her husband in a house falling to pieces around her.

As Penelope sets on a path full of adventure, we get to go along for the ride. Penelope discovers lots about herself, love and music as she embarks on a new journey. I loved how Penelope developed from a shy unsure girl into a beautiful confident woman. Watching her grow was like seeing a flower bloom throughout the seasons. Penelope was easy to like and exactly how you would imagine a girl of 18 to start out as a grown up. 

I did keep having to remind myself that the book is set in the 1950s and not earlier as the description of the house and the manners of the people reminded me of what I have read about in the 1930s. I love the way that Elvis Presley is just starting out on his career and that was interesting for me to read about. 

I loved how the story ended with Penelope finally admitting her feelings for a certain boy but left open ended for the reader decide where they go from here. I imagine that Penelope got a happy ending and became a well known writer.

I adored this book, it was such a cute lovable story and I highly recommend for people looking for something to the usual romance type of book. Me enjoying this book so much has reminded me that I need to read more of the books sitting on my shelf, who knows what other gems are hiding there!

You can buy THE LOST ART OF KEEPING SECRETS from the following booksellers (and obviously many more! Support your local booksellers where you can!)

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#LettersFromTheHeart | #BookReview | CHRISTMAS FOR ONE (No Greater Love #5) by Amanda Prowse @MrsAmandaProwse (20th November 2014, Head of Zeus Books @HoZ_Books)

CHRISTMAS FOR ONE (No Greater Love #5) by Amanda Prowse
Published; November 20th 2014, Head of Zeus Books

A lonely single parent finds love at Christmas in this warm festive rom-com from best-seller Amanda Prowse.

As a child, Meg always dreamed of the perfect Christmas…

This year, she can make it come true for her own little boy. There will be turkey and all the trimmings, a glittering tree, and a stocking hung up by a roaring fire. Who cares if there’s no devoted husband in the picture? She and Lucas will be just fine on their own.

But then a chance meeting with a stranger in New York unravels everything she’s planned. Will Meg finally get everything she wished for? Or will she be alone this Christmas after all?

I always like to read books based around the festive season around Christmas and new year so when I saw this at the library I decided it would tick that box well. 

Meg has finally found a family albeit they don’t actually belong to her. The Aunt and cousin of her ex fiancé have taken her under their wing and finally she has a job she’s gone at and a home she loves. The one thing she is missing is a partner to share it with so when she is asked to travel to New York to help with the opening of their branch of café and runs into Edd, sparks well and truly fly. When after only a couple of days they have to go their separate ways Meg still feels the pull to Edd and wants to make a long term plan. As with all good love stories not everything is as it seems and this couple has to pull apart to be able to come back together.

Like any love story there is an element of predictability in this book. Girl meets Boy when she least expects it, falls head over heels and then finds out a great big shocking secret although I have to admit I did not predict what this secret was, I knew as a seasoned romance reader that not everything would be quite as simple as it seemed but not quite what the obstacle would be.

Meg was very easy to like and I did find myself rooting for her throughout the story. Edd also seems to be very sweet and straight forward to start with. I did find myself disliking him when we find out what the secret was, because I’m quite a black and white person and I feel he misled Meg in a lot of ways and was very unfair. Meg’s little boy Lucas was delightful and I found myself smiling whenever he was around. 

Although there were elements of festiveness in this book it didn’t give me a real Christmassy feeling that I was expecting. New York was described beautifully though and as someone that has never been but is desperate to it did really bring it to life for me and I could imagine myself walking the streets and seeing the things Meg did which was awesome. 

I didn’t realise that this was fifth in a series. I don’t know if you need to read them in order but as someone that prefers to start from the beginning I am a little bit gutted that I haven’t read them in order. 

I still found myself enjoying this book and I was eager to keep turning the pages to discover where our characters ended up. I would definitely recommend for someone looking for an easy, quick read.

You can buy CHRISTMAS FOR ONE (No Greater Love #5) from the following booksellers (and many more!);

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#LettersFromTheHeart | #BookReview | A LAKE HOUSE HOLIDAY by Megan Squires @MeganSquires (16th October 2018, #IndieAuthor #IndiePublished)

A LAKE HOUSE HOLIDAY by Megan Squires
Published; October 16th 2018, Indie Published


Sometimes you need to get away to find the place your heart calls home. 

Jolene Carter lives in Merrylark Lake, a quaint town where neighbors are like family and vacationers become fast friends. With her dream of opening a downtown storefront on hold, Jolene volunteers wherever she can, whether it be at Cat’s Coffee Cart or the town’s annual tree lighting. It is while she’s tending to her neighbor’s vacation rental that Jolene meets Luke, a cowboy with a mustang rescue and a past he’s hoping to leave back at the ranch. 

Luke Handley isn’t one to believe in holiday magic. That disappeared when his winter wedding was called off and his honeymoon was canceled. But the more time he spends in Merrylark, the more he’s convinced this magic exists. When Luke’s ex unexpectedly shows up as the other half to the lake house reservation, things get complicated. Luke knows all the magic in the world won’t clear up this misunderstanding. If he’s learned anything from Jolene, though, it’s that helping others is the most effective way to show love. With a surprise up his sleeve and a little help from his new Merrylark friends, Luke hopes he’s able to do just that.

I really wanted to read a festive book on the run up to Christmas so I picked this one by Megan Squires. I have read some of her work before and really enjoyed it so I thought it might be good to stick to what I know. 

This was exactly what I needed to get me feeling Christmassy. Based in a little town called Merrylark, (even the town name promises a place of happiness) this is a tale of romance that grows around decorating the Christmas tree and turning the town lights on. Jolene and Luke are 2 lovable characters that you instantly like and as their love story develops you can’t help but hope they find a way to be together. 

I found this to be very predictable (in a good way!), I knew exactly what was going to happen but I wanted something light hearted and warm and that was exactly what this was! I found myself lost in the story and the descriptions are so well written that the story comes to life in your imagination. From the decorations used on the tree and the beautiful town its a place and a story that you want to climb into and be a part of.

I really enjoyed this festive read and would highly recommend to someone just wanting to enjoy the run up to Christmas. Don’t get in expecting huge shock twists or anything dramatic and you won’t be disappointed. This really reminded me that I like Megan Squires and must read the rest of her work that I haven’t quite gotten around to yet.

You can buy A LAKE HOUSE HOLIDAY from the following booksellers (and many more!);

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#LettersFromTheHeart | #BookReview | MORE THAN WORDS by Mia Sheridan @MSheridanAuthor (12th June 2018, Forever Romance @ForeverRomance)

MORE THAN WORDS by Mia Sheridan
Published; June 12th 2018, Forever Romance

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The moment she met Callen Hayes, eleven-year-old Jessica Creswell knew he was a broken prince. Her prince. They became each other’s refuge, a safe and magical place far from their troubled lives. Until the day Callen kissed herJessica’s first real, dreamy kiss—and then disappeared from her life without a word.

Years later, everyone knows who Callen Hayes is. Famous composer. Infamous bad boy. What no one knows is that Callen’s music is now locked deep inside, trapped behind his own inner demons. It’s only when he withdraws to France to drink his way through the darkness that Callen stumbles into the one person who makes the music return. Jessica. His Jessie. And she still tastes of fresh, sweet innocence . . . even as she sets his blood on fire.

But they don’t belong in each other’s worlds anymore. There are too many mistakes. Too many secrets. Too many lies. All they have is that instinctive longing, that need—and something that looks dangerously like love.

I love a book that really gets you hooked and you can’t turn the pages fast enough. That was most definitely the case with More Than Words by Mia Sheridan.

I am a huge fan of Mia’s work and none of her books ever disappoint despite mostly having a similar premise. Usually second chance romances with male leads that are deeply troubled the characters are so well written that you find yourself falling in love with each and every one. Callen Hayes was no exception as he tries to forget his past with girls and booze. When he runs into Jess, a familiar figure from his childhood, she manages to push past the wall Callen has erected around himself and integrate herself into his heart. Jess is also a very likeable character although a little sensitive, she has a strong personality and I couldn’t help but like her.

As well as our hero and heroine Mia writes the best best friends as we discover when we meet Nick. The one person that has stood beside Callen throughout everything he is attempting to deal with. I feel like we don’t see enough of Nick and would love to discover more about him and how he has ended up where he is. Maybe Mia could use him as a main character in another book, I certainly feel he is as loveable as Callen.

I found this story very easy to read and discovered myself engrossed in how Callen and Jess find their way back to each other without even realising it. I couldn’t stop turning the pages. I was also eager to find out more about Adelaide’s story, a love story within a love story, and liked how Mia integrated in this into the main story.

Set in France, Mia writes about the country very beautiful and descriptively. I certainly pictured each place very well and felt like I was there in the midst of it all. Which was great as I have never been to France but finished the story wishing I could be there.

Although the ending was very predictable I still found myself finishing with a big smile and a feeling of being very satisfied. Mia certainly re enforced why I am a huge fan and I am looking forward to discovering more of her books.

 

You can buy MORE THAN WORDS from the following booksellers (and many more!);

Amazon (UK) | Amazon (US)

 

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#LettersFromTheHeart | #BookReview | THE MUM WHO’D HAD ENOUGH by Fiona Gibson @FionaGibson (14th June 2018, Avon Books @AvonBooksUK)

THE MUM WHO’D HAD ENOUGH by Fiona Gibson
Published; June 14th 2018, Avon Books UK

After sixteen years of marriage, Nate and Sinead Turner have a nice life. They like their jobs, they like their house and they love their son Flynn. Yes, it’s a very nice life.

Or, at least Nate thinks so. Until, one morning, he wakes to find Sinead gone and a note lying on the kitchen table listing all the things he does wrong or doesn’t do at all.

Nate needs to show Sinead he can be a better husband – fast. But as he works through Sinead’s list, his life changes in unexpected ways. And he starts to wonder whether he wants them to go back to normal after all. Could there be more to life than nice?

I totally judged this book by the cover! It stood out to me on the library shelf and I just had to take it home to try. It was completely the right decision. I loved it. 

Sinead decides to leave her husband Nate when she begins a list of all the things he does wrong in their marriage. When Nate wakes up and finds the note he sets out to put things right and win back his wife which sets him on a path that he never thought he would take. 

I thought this book would be predictable but was pleasantly surprised when it was anything but. There are no great shockers but it was well written and different to what I would expect from this type of book, I couldn’t guess what the end would be.

Nate is very likeable and actually I struggled to see what Sinead issue was. I think most women, and even men, reading would be grateful to have a partner like Nate. Sinead did come across as quite selfish and demanding but there was also a side to her that provokes sympathy. 

The thing that comes across well in this book is the relationship both Sinead and Nate have with their teenage son. As a reader it is obvious that neither want their marriage problems to affect him and it comes across well that they both love him more than anything else. 

I enjoyed reading points of view from all characters as it was good to see what each was thinking throughout and how certain things were twisted in each person’s mind. 

The book is extremely well written and I found myself laughing out loud at some parts of the book. It was such an easy read that I couldn’t wait to squeeze in more time for another chapter or so. I loved how I could lose myself in the pages and found that it was nice to not be able to predict what the outcome would be. It was a real nice book, my first by Fiona Gibson but an author I will be trying more of.

You can buy THE MUM WHO’D HAD ENOUGH from the following booksellers (and obviously many more! Support your local booksellers where you can!)

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#LettersFromTheHeart | #BookReview| ALL MY PERFECTS by Colleen Hoover (17th July 2018, Atria Books @atriabooks)

ALL YOUR PERFECTS by Colleen Hoover
Published; July 17th 2018, Atria Books

Colleen Hoover delivers a tour de force novel about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it.

Quinn and Graham’s perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair.

All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. This is a heartbreaking page-turner that asks: Can a resounding love with a perfect beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people?

I almost could have written this review without even reading the book. Colleen Hoover is my favourite author and can do absolutely no wrong with whatever she releases. 

The thing that surprises me with Colleen is that her books are never the same. I mean of course there is always a love story, who am I kidding – not just any love story but the most EPIC love story ever written with quotes that send shivers down your spine and goosebumps on your arms, but the story behind the love story is always based around something different. 

All Your Perfects is just another example of this. Based around fertility it tells the story of Quinn and Graham, of how they met and how their relationship is now struggling as Quinn tries to deal with not being able to have the one thing she wants more than anything.

I don’t know how much research Colleen needs to do before she writes a story but she always seems to know so much about her subject which really adds to the emotional aspect of the book. In fact this had me in tears which never never happens with a book. It was written so well that I felt Quinn’s heartbreak even though it’s nothing something that has personally affected me.

Graham is of course the most adorable of book boyfriends. His unfaltering love for Quinn, even when he does something so hurtful, is the most amazing kind of love. The way he is determined to fight for what is left of their relationship is heart warming. 

I love how it is told from both the present day and also from the year they met. It really added an element understanding how they fell in love and how their relationship grew to how they are now. It explains why Graham insists on fighting the way he does.

As with all of Colleen’s books I flew through this one, just found myself desperate to know what was going to happen. It is of course well written and some of the quotes are just amazing. It’s one of those books that stays with you long after you have finished. 

I love Colleen and I am already excited to see what she does next because I just know it is going to be awesome!

You can buy ALL YOUR PERFECTS from the following booksellers (and obviously many more! Support your local booksellers where you can!)

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#LettersFromTheHeart | #BookReview| THE CLOCKMAKER’S DAUGHTER by Kate Morton (20th September 2018, Atria Books @AtriaBooks)

THE CLOCKMAKER’S DAUGHTER by Kate Morton
Published; September 20th 2018, Atria Books

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My real name, no one remembers. The truth about that summer, no one else knows.

In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor on the banks of the Upper Thames. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe’s life is in ruins.

Over one hundred and fifty years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items: a sepia photograph of an arresting-looking woman in Victorian clothing, and an artist’s sketchbook containing the drawing of a twin-gabled house on the bend of a river.

Why does Birchwood Manor feel so familiar to Elodie? And who is the beautiful woman in the photograph? Will she ever give up her secrets?

I have read one of Kate’s previous books and really enjoyed it so when I had the opportunity to read The Clockmaker’s Daughter I was really excited to get stuck in.

I struggled to get gripped by this book to start with. It jumps between 3 different time zones and each zone has several different characters so it was quite an adjustment to learn who everyone was although once I did I found myself engrossed in where the story was going to go.

It was different to the types of books I usually read. It was completely unpredictable with so many different paths and I found myself eager to discover where they would all lead and what the final outcome would be. I also knew that all the characters would link at some point.

The story was told from lots of different people’s point of views and I found it interesting to see how each event was perceived. I did struggle to really form an opinion of lots of characters, I feel there were just too many to really get an understanding of any which did take away from the enjoyment for me.

I was very satisfied with the ending, I think Kate did a fantastic job of pulling all the threads together and answering all the questions that built up throughout the story. I ended the book happy with the outcome which doesn’t always happen in books that have lots of different characters.

 

You can buy THE CLOCKMAKER’S DAUGHTER from the following booksellers (and obviously many more! Support your local booksellers where you can!)

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#LettersFromTheHeart | #BookReview | DREAM A LITTLE DREAM (Dream A Little Dream #1) by Giovanna Fletcher @MrsGiFletcher (18th June 2015, Penguin Books @PenguinUKBooks)

DREAM A LITTLE DREAM (Dream A Little Dream #1) by Giovanna Fletcher
Published; June 18th 2015, Penguin Books UK

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The new gorgeously romantic novel from bestselling author of Billy and Me and You’re the One That I Want, Giovanna Fletcher.

Sarah is doing just fine. Sure she’s been single for the last five years, and has to spend an uncomfortable amount of time around her ex-boyfriend, his perfect new girlfriend and all their mutual friends. And yes, her job as a PA to one of the most disgusting men in London is mind-numbingly tedious and her career is a constant disappointment to her mother. But it’s really okay. She’s happy (ish).

But it’s not surprising that when Sarah starts dreaming about a handsome stranger, she begins to look forward to falling asleep every night. Reality isn’t nearly as exciting. That is until her dream-stranger makes an unexpected real-life appearance, leaving Sarah questioning everything she thought she wanted.

Because no one ever really finds the person of their dreams… do they?

When I saw this book in the library I thought I would pick it up and give it a try. The cover looked like the kind of book I would read and the blurb appealed to me.

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It is definitely what I would put in the “chick lit” category and you know the ending from the first page but sometimes I like to read a book I don’t need to concentrate on and can lose myself in easily. Dream a little Dream definitely allowed me to do that. I loved going along with Sarah as she begins to dream about someone that was once a part of her life. Things then get complicated as Brett suddenly reappears in real life.

I found Sarah very likeable. She seemed to dote on her friends and even put their needs before her own emotions when it came to dealing with the break up from her ex, also part of their friendship group. As Dan, the ex, moves on with the woman he left Sarah for, she struggles to deal with that relationship as well as dealing with her over bearing mother and a boss that sounds horrible to work for.

Sarah seems to grow within herself as she first asks for a promotion and then deals with the ex situation. I think she will resonate with a lot of people that are just plodding. Although we don’t get to know Brett as well, he comes across as very sensitive and I found myself smiling at the relationship that develops between the two.

Sarah’s friends also have a lot going on behind the scenes as we discover when her best friend has to deal with a dramatic heartbreak. This added a lot of emotion to the story and I found myself feeling heartbroken for Carly and what she was dealing with.

The book overall was a very nice story that I finished with a happy sigh and a lot of warmth inside. I would highly recommend for fans of chick lit just looking for a easy book to lose themselves in.

 

You can buy DREAM A LITTLE DREAM (Dream A Little Dream #1) from the following booksellers (and obviously many more! Support your local booksellers where you can!)

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