Learning to Love by Sheryl Browne book review

learning to love

Learning to Love written by Sheryl Browne, publisher Choc Lit is available NOW in ebook format.

To buy link:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Learning-Love-Choc-Sheryl-Browne-ebook/dp/B01EYLFG8G/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1470502199&sr=8-2

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Sometimes help comes from the most unlikely places …
Living in a small village like Hibberton, it’s expected that your neighbours help you in a time of need. But when Andrea Kelly’s house burns down, taking all her earthly possessions with it, it’s the distant and aloof Doctor David Adams – the person she would least expect – who opens his door not just to her, but to her three kids and slightly dotty elderly mother as well.

Andrea needs all the help she can get, dealing with aftermath of the fire and in the suspicious absence of her husband, Jonathan. But, as she gets to know David and his troubled son, Jake, she begins to realise that maybe they need her help as much as she needs theirs …

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I’d like to thank netgalley and the publishers for an arc in return for a review.

This is the second book by Sheryl Browne that I’ve read and she’s soon becoming one of my favourite authors.  Sheryl writes with such honesty and warmth you feel involved in the characters lives.  This story was just perfect.  It had times of poignancy and sadness; times of despair and heartache; times of love and lust; a time where the storyline gripped you so much that you couldn’t turn the pages quick enough.  It also had some wonderful whit and humour thrown in to balance out the sad times.  Yes, I fell in love with Andrea and David’s story.

It wasn’t your conventional journey to a new romance for mother of three Andrea and widowed parent David, who was still grieving for his wife and facing a challenging time with his distraught 10 year old son.  However, a terrible ordeal brought the two families abruptly together.  What follows is a wonderful story of two families overcoming traumatic ordeals and learning to help each other open their eyes and hearts and appreciate the smaller things in life and move on giving hope for the future.  5/5*

To find out more about Sheryl Browne and her books please visit the following pages:

http://www.sherylbrowne.com/

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Falling by Julie Cohen book review

Falling Julie Cohen

Falling written by Julie Cohen, publisher Transworld Digital is available NOW in ebook, paperback and audio download format.

To buy link:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Falling-Julie-Cohen-ebook/dp/B00XGX9I5Q/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1470409243&sr=1-1

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Can you imagine keeping a secret so devastating, you couldn’t even tell the people you love?

Honor’s secret threatens to rob her of the independence she’s guarded ferociously for eighty years.

Jo’s secret could smash apart the ‘normal’ family life she’s fought so hard to build.

Lydia’s could bring her love – or the loss of everything that matters to her.

Grandmother, mother and daughter – three women whose lives are falling apart. But one summer’s day, a single dramatic moment will force their secrets into the open.

Can they save each other from falling?

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The word ‘falling’ can mean many things.  Falling from a height, falling down.  Falling in love, falling out of love.  Falling in value.  This story by Julie Cohen had my emotions falling hopelessly in love with the storyline, with the ups and downs of the character’s lives.  When the drama and intensity increased my emotions took a nose dive which left my heart beating fast.  A very gripping moment that took me a while to calm down from.

The three main characters:  Mother-in-law Honor, Daughter-in-law Jo and Grandaughter Lydia have all experienced the emotions from falling.  Some of the complexities surrounding their own ‘falling’ were kept hidden and it wasn’t until a traumatic ordeal that the three women could then open up about their own stories.  I was so gripped by the storyline I felt like I was in a little bubble feeling the tension, the heat, the spark and the sadness between the women.

A beautiful, insightful, uplifting story that shakes your emotions but leaves you feeling remarkably hopeful.  5/5*

To find out more about Julie Cohen and her books please visit the following links:

http://www.julie-cohen.com/

http://www.twitter.com/julie_cohen

http://www.facebook.com/julie.cohen.books