April’s book review is Some Kind of Wonderful by Giovanna Fletcher, which was published 16th November 2017.
When the love of your life says you’re not THE ONE, who are you?
Lizzy and Ian have been a couple since the first week of university. Now, after celebrating a decade together, everyone thinks they’re about to get engaged.
Instead, a romantic escape to Dubai leaves Lizzy with no ring, no fiancé and no future.
Lizzy is heartbroken – but through the tears, she sees an opportunity. This is her moment to discover what she’s been missing while playing Ian’s “ideal better half”.
But how much has Ian changed her, and who should she be without him?
Determined to discover who she is at heart, Lizzy sets out to rediscover the girl she was before – and in the meantime have a little fun.
I think that the character Giovanna create are really relatable to anyone who reads her books. And that was no different when it came to Some Kind of Wonderful. This book is heart-breaking and heart-warming all in one.
Lizzy is in a place in her life where she has now idea where to go next, she’s lost and feels that she isn’t who she seen herself being at that point of her life. We join her in her journey where she decides that she is going to change her life and feel like she is making something of her life and enjoying it at the same time.
It has it’s heart-breaking moments throughout the book. But it’s so heart wrenching when you see that Lizzy’s is falling apart completely on the inside but she has to hold it together to be there for her little sister. She has to be the support system right now, she sister needs her by her side as she gets married and has her baby. It’s so relatable as we can see that Lizzy is so happy for her sister, but as much as she loves her, Lizzy has a bit of “that should be me right now” attitude. And in all honestly, you don’t judge Lizzy for feeling that way, because I think it’s safe to say that we have all felt that way more than a few times in our life and will probably experience many more times in our future.
As much as Lizzy’s story is heart breaking, it has such an uplifting end to the story. It puts life into perspective, that life has it’s twists and turns, whether they are planned or not. But Lizzy teaches us that things come to an end but we shouldn’t look at them as a waste of time or effort but look at them as an experience. I think it can make the situation so much easier to move on from, we learn from are mistakes and experiences, which makes that the next thing, be it a relationship, job or adventure, it will be such a better experience than the last, because we know what to do better. Lizzy also shows us that things can do a complete 180 on us but it can actually be for the better and in most cases it can be when you least expect it, if you’re open to it.
I think it is very difficult to hate a Giovanna Fletcher story. They are just so real and believable. I think it fair to stay that we all hope there is a sequel to Lizzy’s story, I will be first in line if there is.
Let me know what you think or if you have read it already!!