Friday, 11 March 2016

Blog Tour & Review - Waiting for You by Catherine Miller


You’d never guess that Fliss Chapron doesn’t have it all
All Fliss wants is to see two blue lines telling her she is pregnant with her much longed for second baby. But as the negative tests stack up, dreams of completing her perfect family feel more hopeless every day.
After years of disappointment, Fliss’s husband Ben is spending more time at the office than in their marital bed, and Fliss finds herself wondering who could be responsible for their inability to conceive another child. Yet, where do you lay the blame when it comes to having a child – and can anyone really be at fault…
As Ben becomes increasingly distant, Fliss begins to question whether her desire for a baby is just a sticking plaster to save her marriage. Because in the end, how well can you ever know another person…even the man you’re married to?
I would like to thank the publisher and the author for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

On the outside Fliss and Ben have the perfect marriage and family with Hollie but Fliss is obsessed with getting pregnant again and it hurts her that Ben doesn't seem care if she does or doesn't.  The book explores the heartache of someone who is desperate to become pregnant, especially when they already have one child.  For me this was a far more emotional read than usual, I tend to shy away from emotional reads.  That's not to say I didn't like the story because I really enjoyed it.

The character I didn't like was Ben, he really irritated me from page one and he wasn't even on that page.

I loved the idea of the reality TV show about second-time infertility and lovely cameraman Leon (although not sure on the name though).

Although I thought I had figured out what was going on the book too a twist that I wasn't expecting and had me thinking had I missed something.  Catherines writing is really great and she takes the characters to another level, they seem to come alive off the page.

A fabulous debut and I am sure there will be a lot more to come from Catherine over the coming years.

When Catherine Miller became a mum to twins, she decided her hands weren't full enough so wrote a novel with every spare moment she managed to find. By the time the twins were two, Catherine had a two-book deal with Carina UK. There is a possibility she has aged remarkably in that time. Her debut novel, Waiting For You, is due out in March 2016.

Catherine was a NHS physiotherapist, but for health reasons (Uveitis and Sarcoidosis) she retired early from this career. As she loved her physiotherapy job, she decided if she couldn't do that she would pursue her writing dream. It took a few years and a couple of babies, but in 2015 she won the Katie Fforde bursary, was a finalist in the London Book Fair Write Stuff Competition and highly commended in Woman magazine's writing competition. Soon afterwards she signed with Carina. Soon after that, she collapsed in a heap and was eventually revived by chocolate.

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