I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Single All the Way by Karen King
Also by this author: Snowy Nights at the Lonely Hearts Hotel
Published by Bookouture on 28th October 2019
Genres: Chicklit, Christmas, Contemporary, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: from Netgalley
I can see my mother is calling me. I answer the phone, knowing I’ll have to tell her about Oliver and me breaking up. But before I can, she announces, ‘I don’t exactly know how to tell you this… But I’m leaving your dad.’
Single together for the first time, 34-year-old Meg and her warm-hearted, long-suffering mother Sally are cancelling Christmas, and running away to a tiny cottage on the Cornish coast. For Meg, it is the perfect place to heal, away from all the mistletoe, while for her mother it has a special, and secret, place in her heart – from a love story that seems a lifetime ago…
Meg and Sally find they’re getting to know themselves, and each other, better than ever before. But as they are unable to resist getting involved in the village Christmas celebrations, they encounter two handsome local strangers.
Sometimes, it’s being away from home that helps you realise where your heart is. What neither woman knows is that, by the time the new year rolls around, one woman will have fallen in love with her husband all over again, and one marriage will be over for good…
Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley and for letting me take part in this tour. Last Christmas I read Karen King’s Snowy Nights at the Lonely Hearts Hotel and I loved it so I knew I had to read this book when I first heard about it.
Meg and Oliver have split up. They have been married for 7 years but Oliver has just dropped a bombshell on Meg. I kept thinking about how I would feel in Meg’s position. I would feel extremely hurt and betrayed. There were times when I thought Oliver wasn’t being fair on Meg but as the book progressed it was easier to see things from both sides.
Meg’s mum Sally has also split from her husband. Sally suggests the two women spend Christmas away together to clear their minds. The two women were easy to like. Sally seems like the sort of person that everyone gets on with. She’s kind, bubbly and always willing to lend a helping hand. Meg is quite similar to her mum. Both women also have a stubborn streak in them.
This may be a festive story but there’s more to it. It’s about relationships and compromise. How much compromise is too much? There are topics that are common among couples. They are realistic issues that you can easily relate to.
I loved the bunnies they were super cute! I also loved little Sam. It was lovely to see him change from a bored stroppy child to a happy one. Rose and her family were also a lovely addition to the story I really liked the whole family.
This book really gave me some food for thought. I can’t wait to see what Karen brings us next time.
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