AUTHOR: Adele Parks
Eliza and Martha are sisters. But that’s where the similarity ends. Martha appears to have the perfect life: two lovely children and plenty of money. Eliza lives in a one-bedroom flat with her musician boyfriend Greg. When Eliza ditches Greg and turns up on her sister’s doorstep, she expects to be swallowed into the sanctuary of Martha’s warm loving home. But Martha’s husband has just announced he’s leaving. For good. Proving to both women that a wedding ring isn’t a life raft. Then Martha meets Jack, who is everything she’s never wanted, whilst Eliza is dating dozens of men in hope of finding the perfect husband. Suddenly the sisters are faced with the same challenge- is there such as thing as the perfect love? or the perfect life?
Great holiday read or in general an everyday book- i got through mine sooo fast because i couldn’t put it down! This is a great book, easy to read and enjoyable, without being too heavy on the intimate details.
This is definitely a chic lit, awesome for those nights when you just want to cozy up with a good book. Happy reading everyone! 🙂
Author: Ciara Geraghty
My first time reading anything by this author.
Dara Flood always said that the most interesting thing about her life happened before she was born. Thirteen days before she came into the world, her father walked up the road to buy a packet of cigarettes and never came back. Now Dara lives an uncomplicated life. She goes to Melvin’s for pizza on a Wednesday night with her friends. She has salsa class with her sister Angel on a Friday. And Saturday nights are usually reserved for her boyfriend. People might say that Dara’s life is predictable. But it’s safe, which is exactly the way she likes it. As for Mr Flood? Maybe Dara thinks about him from time to time. But not very often. She doesn’t see the point. Then Angel gets sick and suddenly everything changes. Now Dara urgently needs to find her father so she hires the scruffily handsome, failed-policeman-turned-private-investigator Stanley Flinter to help her. As Dara and Stanley set out in search of Mr Flood, Dara’s carefully ordered life begins to fall apart. But as she learns some truths about Mr Flood, and herself, she discovers that to let life in, sometimes you just have to let go…
I am always eager and ready to try out new authors and see what they offer.. “Finding Mr Flood” started off a bit too slow for my liking, i have to admit the first few pages i was a little bored, but being a trooper i pushed on because i knew it might turn out better as time and pages go on. This touching novel highlights the anguish of those waiting for a transplant. One phone call can mean so much to these families. With Geraghty’s flair as a natural storyteller, this novel has well-fleshed-out main characters and an engaging supporting cast from the reclusive elderly neighbor to Stanley’s macho policemen brothers. Offering a different take on looking for a “perfect match”. The characters are well formed, a bit slow to get to know, but in the end you manage to understand and sympathize with all of them in different ways.
Even though it was very touching and eventually i enjoyed it i do not think i will be reading anything else by this author.
The book that i will be reviewing today is called “Scarred”.
Author: Sophie Andrews
Growing up, Sophie carried a terrible secret. She was her father’s slave, in the most horrific ways imaginable. At just a few months old she was adopted by a couple that seemed comfortably off and perfectly respectable to the outside world. But behind closed doors, Sophie’s childhood was a living hell. Her father spent the next decade grooming her for abuse and when Sophie’s mother left for good, that very night, he told Sophie that from now on she would sleep in his bed. Unable to cope, Sophie spiraled into suicidal misery. She began to self-harm to try and escape the agony. But one day she went too far and at 16, ended up in a psychiatric unit. It was here that she finally confronted the horrors of home and began the painful journey of rebuilding her life. A phenomenally courageous woman, Sophie now works for the Samaritans and helps other young people in need. Harrowing yet compelling, this is a searing and truly inspirational account of overcoming the worst abuse and self-harm.
This is a book that will pull at your heart strings from the very first page to the last one, the character development is done exquisitely, the story line has twists and turns that just make you want to cry with every page you turn. The author has 2 more books that i shall discuss later, but this one is by no doubt the most horrifying and heartbreaking one.
I strongly suggest for all to read this book, even though it will have you in tears most of the times, the ending is perfect and worth every page. Truly a page turner.