Saturday, 14 March 2015

Learn to Love Again by Ellen Faith

What They Say:

Living in a small seaside village can have its perks, but after the death of her husband, Lillie Gilbert finds the people she grew up with turning against her faster than the tide rolls out.

As she grieves for the life they planned, the life they’ll never live, she leans on her best friend for support and tries to come to terms with the fact that one day, she may have to open up her heart to a new life and new love.

After losing her childhood sweetheart, can Lillie really Learn to Love Again?

What I Say:

I would like to thank author Ellen Faith for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

When Ellen asked for beta readers on twitter I immediately jumped at the chance to read this as I loved Ellen's previous books. 

We meet Lillie just after the death of her husband and she is devastated, blaming herself for his death.  The story follows Lillie as she tries to come to terms with her loss.   She slowly moves on with her life with the help of her family and friends.  Old love and best friend  Sam visits from America and vows to stay with her until she is ok.  Lille leans on Sam more than she realises and slowly they heal each other.

This story is absolutely gorgeous and at times had me in floods of tears, especially when Lillie breaks down at the scene of Nicks accident.   Although it is clear from the story Nick loved Lillie very much but he wasn't quite the hero that everyone thought he was and some of the small village blamed Lillie for his death.  These parts of the book are so sad to read for Lille's sake but there are also parts that are beautiful and made me smile.  I love how Ellen describes the small town and how we also get know about Lille and Nicks relationship via flashbacks from Lille.

If you know my reviews you know how much I love a hero in a book and Sam is definitely one of the good ones, he is so patient with Lille and tries to put his own feelings to the back as struggles to help her.

A beautiful read that at times is truly heartbreaking and is totally different from any Ellen's other books.  I would totally recommend this book but will say be prepared for the tears to flow.

5 out of 5 stars

About The Author

Yorkshire girl, born and bred.

Lover of cake, eater of cake and maker of cake. I really do love cake.

When I'm not face down in a piece of cake, I'm normally reading, writing or looking for lolcat images. I'm a sucker for those little things, don't judge me too harshly will you?

Debut novel The Story of Us is out now and can be found at....



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