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THE YEAR I MET YOU CECELIA AHERN

 

 

 

 

IMG_2438THE YEAR I MET YOU BY CECELIA AHERN

The year I lost my job

The year I found home

The year I found friendships in

the most unlikely place…

I am not a stalker but you make it difficult for me not to watch you.

You are in circus act all of your own and

I cannot help but be your audience.

 

Jasmine loves her vulnerable sister. Heather, and her work.

Matt loves his wife and kids, and the booze.

One New Year’s Eve two people are pushed into one another’s lives.

As the year unfolds through moonlight nights and suburban days, an unlikely friendship starts slowly to  blossom.

Both Jasmine and Matt have on their hands.

The question is what they do with it.

Sometimes you find the answer in the most unexpected places.

My review

I have become a fan of Cecelia Ahern novels, after reading How To Fall In Love which has led me to read The Year I Met You, which is a fabulous page turning story.

Jasmine loves her vulnerable sister Heather and her work. As Jasmine became irritated by seeing people not do their job properly she started up her own business. As Jasmine’s own business became so successful someone offered to buy it from her. After selling her business Jasmine was full of buzzing ideas which led Larry and Jasmine develop a business idea together with Jasmine being the co-founder.

 Jasmine helped Larry’s company grow and watched it mature, develop beyond their wildest dreams, and prepared for the moment when they would sell it.That didn’t happen. With sudden shock. Six weeks just before Christmas Larry fired Jasmine.
 For Jasmine not having a job the story takes us through what Jasmine initially really feels now she has been fired and what she does next..

BROADCHURCH THE OFFICIAL NOVEL ERIN KELLY AND CHRIS CHIBNALL

9780751555585BROADCHURCH THE OFFICIAL NOVEL BY ERIN KELLY AND CHRIS CHIBNALL

It’s a hot July morning in the Dorset town of Broadchurch when Beth Latimer realises her eleven-year-old son, Danny is missing. As Beth searches desperately for her boy, her best friend, local police officer DS Ellie Miller, arrives at work to find the promotion she was promised has been given to disreputable Scottish outsider DI Alec Hardy.

When Danny’s body is found on the beach Ellie must put her feelings aside as she works with DI Hardy to solve the mystery of Danny’s death. As the case becomes a murder investigation, the news hits the press, jolting sleepy Broadchurch into the national spotlight.

As the town’s secrets begin to unravel, members of this tight-knit community begins to consider those in their midst. Right now it’s impossible to know who to trust.

One road in, one road out. Nobody comes to Broadchurch and nobody leaves.

Inspired by the first season of the BAFTA award-winning ITV series, this is the official, unmissable Broadchurch novel.

Incredibly moving and containing never-before-seen material, it takes you inside the minds and motivations of the unforgettable cast of characters.

Erin’s writing is beautiful and suffused with tension, from the moment I first read her gorgeous insights into a world and characters I thought I knew well. I was hooked and desperate to read more.

REMEMBER ME THIS WAY SABINE DURRANT

9781444762440REMEMBER ME THIS WAY BY SABINE DURRANT

BEHIND EVERY PERFECT LIFE IS A PERFECT LIE.

Every body keeps telling me I have to move on. And so here I am, walking down the road where he died, trying to remember him the right way.

A year after her husband Zach’s death, Lizzie goes to lay flowers where his fatal accident took place.

As she makes her way along the motorway,  she thinks about their life together. She wonders whether she has change since Zach died. She wonders if she will feel whole again.

At last, she reaches the spot. And there, tied to a tree,  is a bunch of lilies. The flowers are addressed to her husband. Someone has been there before her.

Lizzie loved Zach. She really did.

But she’s starting to realise she didn’t really know him.

Or what he was capable of.

My review

I really admire the author Sabine Durrant in the way she has added twist and turns in this psychological thriller. I would like to read Under Your Skin next by Sabine.

Lizzie is married to Zach. It appears that Zach is a rather controlling husband to Lizzie. Something happens that makes Lizzie write to her husband telling him that their life together has come to an end.
Zach reads the letter and can not live with out his wife Lizzie and he kills himself in his car. 
After Zach’s death Lizzie starts to look into her husbands life and finds he has been lying to her.
 After Lizzie been told her husband is dead, strange things keep happening to Lizzie and she starts to wonder maybe Zach is not really dead or has Lizzie gone mad?.
 Readers will not be able to put this book down until the truth has been revealed.I hope all readers enjoy reading Remember Me This Way as much as I have.




OTHER HALVES NICK ALEXANDER

9781845027643OTHER HALVES BY NICK ALEXANDER

IF FINDING TRUE LOVE MENT GIVING UP EVERYTHING ELSE, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

When Hannah and Cliff’s fifteen-year marriage falls apart, it seems almost impossible to start again. While Hannah tries to reconcile the warning factions of her heart, torn between a pre-teen son and a romantic love half a world away, Cliff struggles to face up to issues he has suppressed since adolescence in the hope of finding happiness in a confusing world.

Amid the turmoil of separation, and with their son, Luke,  caught in the crossfire, both Hannah and Cliff face the challenge  of rebuilding their lives. To make the other halves of their lives count, they will need courage and determination. To build new relationships, they will need to dare to love again.

Other Lives beautifully maps the break-up of a couple, with all the tough choices and heartache it entails, but above all it is a touching story of self-discovery, finding new love and beginning life afresh.

The hotly anticipated sequel to Nick Alexander’s best seller The Half-Life of Hannah.

OTHER HALVES PUBLISHED 5TH JUNE

279 pages

THE HALF – LIFE OF HANNAH NICK ALEXANDER

9781845027193THE HALF – LIFE OF HANNAH BY NICK ALEXANDER

If your first love came back to you to offer you everything you ever dreamed of, what would you do?

Thirty-eight-year -old Hannah seems to have it all a loving husband, a cherished son and a comfortable home. The first half of her life hasn’t been as exciting as she hoped for in her youth, but, she reckons, who gets everything they want?

When she rents a villa in the south of France for a summer holiday with her impulsive sister Jill and a gay friend Tristan, She’s expecting a little more than a relaxing few weeks with her family. But when a ghost appears from her past arrives, secrets are exposed, a lost love is rekindled and Hannah is forced to question everything she thought she knew.

Hannah has been living a lie. But she is brave enough to take the life – changing decisions her future happiness depends on? 

 

THE VIRGINS PAMELA ERENS

9781848549883The Virgins by PAMELA ERENS

THERE ARE MANY VERSIONS OF WHAT HAPPENED THE YEAR WE LOST OUR INNOCENCE.

SEUNG AND AVIVA THE ONES WE WATCHED, TALKED ABOUT, SECRETLY DESIRED.

THEY CAN’T TELL THEIR STORY, SO I HAVE. I’M INVENTING IT. OF COURSE. IT SEEMS THE LEAST I CAN DO..

Pamela Erens captures the dark side of adolescence.

281 pages

The Virgins is a story about teenage love, where the teenagers experiment with their sexual desires. The story takes place in 1979 with high school seniors, Seung and Aviva are the main characters that are in love, they are ones the other high school seniors watch and talk about.

DON’T STAND SO CLOSE LUANA LEWIS

9780593072301DON’T STAND SO CLOSE BY LUANA LEWIS

BE CAREFUL WHO YOU LET IN…

Stella has been cocooned in her home for three years. Severely agoraphobic, she knows she is safe in the stark, isolated house she shares with her husband, Max. The traumatic memories of her final case as a psychologist are that much easier to keep at a distance, too.

But the night Blue arrives on her doorstep with her frightened eyes and sad stories, Stella’s carefully controlled world begins to unravel around her.

What would you do if a young girl knocked on your door and asked for help?

If it was snowing and she was freezing cold, but you were afraid and alone?

What would you do if you let her in, but couldn’t make her leave?

What if she told you terrible lies about someone you love, but the truth was even worse?

MY REVIEW

I was drawn to this novel Don’t Stand So Close by this creepy looking girl with big blue eyes on the front cover and the creepy outline of this story.

Stella lets the girl into her home. The girl tells Stella some terrible lies and keeps changing her story of lies. Now Stella is unsure what to believe from this girl.
The scene of events that take place in Stella and her husband’s house are beginning to turn very ugly, with this girl who is still in their house.
Readers will not be able to close this novel until the truth has been discovered as to why this girl with the frightened big blue eyes has appeared at Stella’s and her husband front door.
A thrilling tense, unsettling novel . One creepy novel not to be missed.
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