Saturday, 15 April 2017

Evie's Year Of Taking Chances Book Review

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Evie’s job has always been her safe haven. As a librarian in the little town of Becton she loses herself in books - after all it’s far easier to read about other people’s problems than set about solving her own.

Then, one birthday, everything is turned upside down. A mysterious parcel containing a beautiful book with a poignant inscription arrives for Evie. It’s the beginning of a new chapter for Evie and she’s inspired to try and find her real mother.

Evie’s search leads her to meet handsome author Noah Jones. Charming and intelligent, Noah seems the perfect catch but what Evie doesn’t realise is that he is hiding something – a key to Evie’s past.

As Evie gets closer to Noah and discovering her mother, she must take a giant leap of faith. Can she embrace the new and make this her year of taking chances? And if she does, will she get her heart broken?
Evie's Year Of Taking Chances
by Christie Barlow
Publisher: Bookouture
Publish Date: 10 Mar. 2017
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1786811391
Rating: 4/5
*PR digital copy received for an honest review


There's something I love about trying new authors that always makes me feel a little apprehensive. Will I like it? Will I hate it? Facing a new style of writing is exciting and on many occasions I am surprised by the outcome. Evie's Year Of Taking Chances is one of those books that surprised me.
The reason this book surprised me is that at first it took me a little while to sink in to the story. After a week and a half of dithering, I finally settled into the plot of the story and I ended up enjoying it.
The plot of Evie's Year Of Taking Chances is a little difficult to describe as so much happens. It's like a year of Corrie or Eastenders crammed into one book. The basic concept is that Evie's life is completely turned on it's head when she decides to try and find her birth mother. Not an original plot, but other elements in the book do separate it from the crowd.
Keeping all the spoilers out, Evie's Year Of Taking Chances does feature a selection of events, some of which don't really fit the story. But as a whole, most of the events do add to the story instead of diminishing it. It's very difficult not to give anything away ... but the characters in the book will make you laugh, sob and theatrically sigh.
As I said, it did take me a little while to get in to the story, but once it got going properly I was easily whisked away into the unravelling plot and right into the lives surrounding the characters.   

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