Wednesday, 15 July 2015

book review | The Woman Who Stole My Life

My first book review! Yay!
For those of you that don't know, I read quite a lot. I don't live with my boyfriend and I get a tube to work everyday so I generally have a lot of free time on public transport that mostly gets taken up with reading (yes.. and eating fruit pastels and finding the perfect eyebrows on Instagram..) so I thought I'd start sharing my thoughts on the books that I read.

What is it? 'The Woman Who Stole My Life' by Marian Keyes

What?!: An unlikely love story, with a life-threatening illness thrown in.  

What they say: 'One day, sitting in traffic, married Dublin mum Stella Sweeney attempts a good deed. The resulting car crash changes her life. For she meets a man who wants her telephone number (for the insurance, it turns out). That's okay. She doesn't really like him much anyway (his Range Rover totally banjaxed her car).
But in this meeting is born the seed of something which will take Stella thousands of miles from her old life, turning an ordinary woman into a superstar, and, along the way, wrenching her whole family apart.
Is this all because of one ill-advised act of goodwill? Was meeting Mr Range Rover destiny or karma? Should she be grateful or hopping mad?
For the first time real, honest-to-goodness happiness is just within her reach. But is Stella Sweeney, Dublin housewife, ready to grasp it'

What I say: If you like an easy reading, 'and they lived happily ever after' type story - this is the one for you. Full and lots of sad moments and a handful of happy times this very homely type book does draw you in. The plot line doesn't have enough drama to keep you engaged and on edge, but the love story and sadness when Stella contracts an illness is enough to keep you reading.

The main criticism with the book would be the ending. For me I felt as though the writer had to rush the ending, meaning that not much happened. The book included quite a lot of characters, all of which one of us could relate to.

If you liked this.. : read 'The Year I Met You' by Cecelia Ahem.

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