Gina’s found herself a new flat and a new start as she divorces her husband Stuart but it seems to be a little harder to move on that she thought. Throwing herself into the new project at the Magistrate’s House and making an unlikely friend, she feels like she can finally regain control of her life…well sort of.
I think I’ve found a new favourite book, and potentially a new favourite author – I must check out her other stuff.
I bought this book on a whim, there was an offer online – 3 for £10 or something – and I liked the look of it. I had no idea who Lucy Dillon was or what this book was about but I’m so glad I stumbled across it and I just couldn’t wait to write my review.
My heart has been literally breaking for all 500 pages of this novel. Gina is such a wonderful character, one that you get to know like she’s you. And you can identify with her in so many ways. Her journey, story, life is simply amazing and not because she’s achieved amazing things but because she’s a regular person who’s been through regular life and doesn’t really know where she is now.
Dillon is such a talented writer, and her emotions leap of the pages – I was crying on the train as I read one part…in fact this book has made me cry twice on the train (how embarrassing!). In some ways I wish it wasn’t so long because I just wanted to devour the pages, but at the same time I never wanted it to end and I will definitely be revisiting it in the future. I can’t wait to come back to it and re-read it.
My only disappointment was the ending because I just wanted so much more from it. I wanted a complete happy ending but the book finishes on a more poignant thought – an uplifting one really about living for the moment is the only way to live. The journey of Gina is incredible and you really feel like you change with her.
I also loved Buzz and how he came into the story – I’m itching to give it away but I really don’t want to. I will be recommending this to anyone that will listen to me and might make it a resolution to re-read every year.
If you’re going through a reading slump, feeling a little low, having issues in your life that are almost overwhelming then I think you should go out and buy this one.