Thank you for stopping by today for my stop on the wonderful blog tour for UNEXPECTED LESSONS IN LOVE by LUCY DILLON. My thanks to the author and publisher for letting me be part of it all!
ABOUT THE BOOK
From the SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author of Where the Light Gets in and All I Ever Wanted
‘Real, heart-breaking – I loved it’ Katie Fforde
What happens when ‘I do’ turns into ‘I don’t know’?
Jeannie always wanted to fall in love, and now she’s finally got the whirlwind romance she dreamed of. Dan’s gorgeous, he’s a successful young vet, and he flew her to New York and proposed on Brooklyn Bridge. Jeannie has to remind herself this is actually her life. It seems too perfect, too magical, to be real. Yet it is.But now she’s on her way to the wedding she can’t shake off the tight sensation crushing her chest. Is it just nerves . . . or is this all happening a bit too fast?
Jeannie has one last chance to shout, ‘Stop!’ But just as she grabs it, a twist of fate throws everything she knows into the air like confetti. What Jeannie learns about Dan, about her own heart, and about the power of love itself, will change her world for ever . . .
PRAISE FOR LUCY DILLON:
‘Bittersweet, lovely and ultimately redemptive; the kind of book that makes you want to live your own life better’ Jojo Moyes
‘No one tugs at the heartstrings quite like Lucy Dillon’ Red magazine
‘Satisfying and clever and deeply moving’ Sophie Kinsella
E-book – out now
Paperback edition – out 9th January 2020
There’s just something about the way that Lucy Dillon writes a story that gets me everytime, and in her latest it’s another exceptional story that touches at the heartstrings and allows the reader to connect with a group of characters as they face up to an emotional set of circumstances.
Jeannie is on her way to her wedding.. But she’s plagued with doubts that she can’t shrug off – the ultimate dilemma! Do you go through with the wedding or do you face those fears and call it off?! When fate steps in the way and makes the decision for you then you’re left to deal with the consequences and that is what Jeannie has to do when her husband to be ends up in a coma in hospital on his way to the church.
It’s such an interesting dilemma that really allows you to put yourself in her place, and with the time she has by his bedside allows her to look back at the whirlwind romance they shared and to question what it is that led her to say yes to Dan in the first place.
As life carries on while he recovers, she begins to find herself more involved in the local community, especially at the local dog rescue centre and the time spent there really helps her get her mind back on track with what she wants, both personally and professionally.
I felt a little indifferent to Jeannie at the beginning of the book – how could she have got to the wedding day without listening to her doubts? – but as the story develops, so does Jeannie as a character and you realise she’s good at giving advice to others but not really so good at giving herself the same insightful advice. She’s very loyal and not one to run away from a problem and I really admire her for that. It would have been so easy her to run away and not face up to the situation but she hangs in there and finds out so much more about herself by doing just that.