Have you ever felt like you have had to go above and beyond to show your worth in a company? Have you ever been so concerned you may lose your job that you will do anything to keep it? This is exactly what Ellie Cooke felt and boy did she go above and beyond to ensure her position in the firm.
This was a great read. It was filled with laughter, love and some important issues such as climate change and being more eco-friendly.
This was the first Nick Spalding novel I had read and I have a confession to make. I had never heard of Nick before this. However I am definitely going to be reading more of his titles soon (so soon, I am actually reading Checking Out as we speak)
One of my favorite aspects of this book was the narrative. He wrote in first person which can be difficult to do but was pulled off perfectly. Not only this but he had the character directly talking to the reader as if Ellie was taking to a friend about her life. Not only did this make you like her more but she became a lot more relatable as well as making you feel like you are a bigger part of the action.
This particular narrative style worked really well in this novel, particularly as the underlying topics of the environment are so important. The way Ellie spoke to the reader made sure we were aware of what was going on as well as raising our awareness of being more green.
It was the perfect mixture of seriousness and comedy and the ending was superb!!
I would highly recommend this if you need a feel good read during these tough times, it certainly brightened my day!
⭐⭐⭐⭐ Great story, characters and plot. The perfect combo for a rom com with an important message underlying the entirety.
Be sure to check this out when it is released on 8th December. Thank you to Net Galley for this arc.
Here in England we are currently in the middle of lockdown number 2. This means more time inside the house as the days are getting colder and wetter (in true British style) This means the idea of exercising outside isn’t as appealing as it once was in the summer months.
This is the time when mental health is an especially important topic to discuss. 2020 has not been easy for most of us, for a lot of us it has been stressful, scary and tough. But we are getting through it, this won’t last forever.
I watched a film the other night called The Secret: Dare to Dream which made me think about a lot of things including my current mental health which I will admit hasn’t been particularly good recently.
This was the final book of my own personal alphabet challenge which I will be writing about soon.
It took a while to find a book title beginning with Z that sounded interesting but this one piqued my interest. Firstly, because it is based on a true story and secondly because it is set in WW2. Since having read Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka’s Journey I have become intrigued with stories based in this time period, so I thought I would give this one a go.
My first book review on the new site and I wanted to start off with a good one and I found the perfect one and it just so happens to be the first book I read of November.
First off I have to say this is my favourite read of 2020 so far, without a shadow of a doubt!!
So let’s have a bit of blurb:
It’s been seven years since Holly Kennedy’s husband died – six since she read his final letter, urging Holly to find the courage to forge a new life.
She’s proud of all the ways in which she has grown and evolved. But when a group inspired by Gerry’s letters, calling themselves the PS, I Love You Club, approaches Holly asking for help, she finds herself drawn back into a world that she worked so hard to leave behind.
Reluctantly, Holly begins a relationship with the club, even as their friendship threatens to destroy the peace she believes she has achieved. As each of these people calls upon Holly to help them leave something meaningful behind for their loved ones, Holly will embark on a remarkable journey – one that will challenge her to ask whether embracing the future means betraying the past, and what it means to love someone forever…
Welcome to my book nook. This is a place where you can read, relax and connect with other book lovers. It is still a work in progress so please bear with me but I would love for you to join my little nook.
This will be used as a place for all things bookish as well as a platform to help promote small businesses during these tough times!