Book Review, Some Kind of Wonderful by Giovanna Fletcher.

Some Kind of Wonderful by Giovanna Fletcher.

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 . . .

Engaging, witty and heartbreaking’ i

‘A fun read with a big dose of girl power’ Sun

‘Her funniest, freshest and BEST yet’ Isabelle Broom, Heat

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My Review of Some Kind of Wonderful

Lizzy has her whole life planned out, but then it all comes tumbling down and she finds herself completely lost, totally heartbroken and unbelievably lonely when her ten-year relationship breaks down.

This book is Lizzy’s journey to find herself again and turn her life around.

At first, I disliked Lizzy intensely. She seemed like the stereotypical rom-com heroine, self-obsessed and superficial. I am so glad I carried on reading because you see the true Lizzy emerge and blossom in such a genuine, believable way. I was impressed by Giovanna’s courage to portray the main character as shallow in the first chapters. She must really trust her loyal readers to stick around because it soon becomes apparent that Lizzy is far more than just a girl desperate for a diamond ring on her finger.

The relationships she has with her family, especially her sister and best friend are absolutely real even down to the bickering and making up. It was topical, heartwarming and downright laugh out loud at times. I found myself with tears in my eyes and didn’t know if they were sad or happy tears, then I realised I was crying because I related to the characters entirely.

This is a book about ‘girl power’. It’s about facing the unthinkable, then realising that it’s not a crime to like white bread and catchy pop songs (and wedding cake tastes great eaten straight from the face!)

If you’re going through a break up you really need to read this book.

An inspiring read.

Thank you to NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

 

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Biography

Giovanna grew up in Essex with her Italian dad Mario, mum Kim, big sister Giorgina and little brother Mario, and spent most of her childhood talking to herself (it seems no one wanted to listen) or reading books.

At thirteen she left Essex behind to attend the full-time Sylvia Young Theatre School, where she met her husband Tom Fletcher. Following SYTS she completed an acting BA (hons) at Rose Bruford – since then she’s been acting, chaperoning mini actors and dabbling in a spot of freelance journalism for heat, Bliss and Recognise magazines. She currently writes a weekly blog for Hello! Online and posts weekly vlogs on her YouTube channel.

Giovanna is a firm believer in the power of magpies and positive energy. To see what makes Giovanna smile, view her blog at www.giovannasworld.com, or her Twitter page @mrsgifletcher

Photographs and links courtesy of Amazon.

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