Thursday, 27 February 2014

A Hundred Pieces of Me by Lucy Dillon

Letters from the only man she's ever loved.
A keepsake of the father she never knew.
Or just a beautiful glass vase that catches the light, even on a grey day.

If you had the chance to make a fresh start, what would you keep from your old life? What would you give away? Gina Bellamy is starting again, after a difficult few years she'd rather forget. But the belongings she's treasured for so long just don't seem to fit who she is now. So Gina makes a resolution. She'll keep just a hundred special items - the rest can go.

But that means coming to terms with her past and learning to embrace the future, whatever it might bring . . .

I am a huge Lucy Dillon fan and I have really missed her books with her last book being released back in 2011, so when I heard Lucy was back with a new novel, A Hundred Pieces of Me I was overjoyed.

Gina’s life has been a rollercoaster of events. After a very difficult couple of years she finds herself starting her life all over again. As she sits in her new flat surrounded by boxes containing her past she decides that she needs to let go of the majority but she is going to keep 100 things that are special to her.

This book shows a change in direction for Lucy Dillon. Gone are the light hearted, fun, easy reads and in place is a deep, tender storyline that will warm your heart. I was hooked from the first page, Gina is a very life like character who is going through a very challenging and emotional time but what is so touching is that the whole storyline feels so realistic and to think there are actually people who are going through the same things as Gina. The issues that are used in this storyline have been weaved into the story beautifully and just make this such a tender read. The pace of this book is very slow but whereas usually this is a negative for me it actually works perfectly well for this book.

I loved the solid friendship between Gina and Naomi their love for each other shines through the whole of this book and they really are true friends I had to keep reminding myself that these are fictional characters as they are so realistic. I also loved the little bit of suspense that the author creates around the situation with Kit and Gina I didn’t predict what had happened between them so this kept me reading longing to find out what had occurred.

This book is a thought provoking read and really makes you realise we should just live for the moment and enjoy it as you never know what is around the corner. This is a truly wonderful read it was well worth the wait.

A tender and compelling read that I couldn’t put down. This book gets our second gem rating of the year!

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This is such a lovely read that I have chosen to give away a copy of this book. This is a UK only giveaway ( sorry bookworms it is only due to postage costs at the moment )

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  1. A wonderful review!
    Love Lucy Dillon. This novel sounds as if it would be a great read.

  2. I love the sound of this one. Great review x

  3. Facinated. Mystified and Curious!

    Thank you for the giveaway x

  4. I think I have a Lucy Dillon book . . . buried somewhere in my to-read stacks. I'm looking forward to finding it and reading it after reading your review!

  5. Excellent review, book sound great x