When I read Find Your Way Home earlier this year, I loved the concept of the sister towns and the three women showing up in New Zealand to help with their tourism and help the town make more money. We met the women and got to know them and met the men who would one day sweep them off their feet.
There were so many things going for this book that should have worked for me, but I struggled through it. And I entirely believe that this is a ‘me’ problem and might be a book enjoyed by others. It took me a really long time to warm up to the characters.
I want to start this review by stating that this book does not have a HEA, not in the romantic sense anyway. The Life We Almost Had is more Women’s Fiction than it is a romance novel and it’s probably on me for not paying close attention to these details when I was offered an ARC.
There was so much about this book that I wanted to love, but it didn’t hit all the right notes for me. Even though it took me a while to figure out where the book was based, I liked that we stepped out of the traditional small American town location to focus on a city like Brighton (if I’m not wrong) in England.
Everything about the way How to Survive a Modern-Day Fairy Tale sounded, it was right up my alley, but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I hoped.
Chasing Down the Dream is the first book in a new series featuring various different authors as they tell stories of couples living in the small town of Oak Bend, Michigan. The 8 book series sounds like it’s going to be a fun time and I’m looking forward to meeting different residents of this small town!
I loved the sound of the blurb and the premise, I enjoyed knowing that two strangers meet and connect, but then don’t see each other again for a while. But I didn’t like the way the story was told.