Book Review - Letters to Eloise by Emily Williams
I was lucky enough to win a signed copy of this novel (along with some delicious chocolates) from a twitter giveaway the author was running. Chocolate and books go together perfectly, don't you think?
Letters to Eloise is the heart-wrenching debut epistolary novel by Emily Williams; a love story of misunderstandings, loss, and betrayal but ultimately the incredible bond between mother and child.
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Lutino Publications
Publication Date: 14 February 2017
"When post-graduate student Flora falls unexpectedly pregnant during her final year studies she hits a huge predicament; continue a recent affair with her handsome but mysterious lecturer who dazzles her with love letters taken from the ancient tale of ‘Abelard and Heloise’, or chase after the past with her estranged first love?
But will either man be there to support her during the turmoil ahead?"
The description intrigued me and I was looking forward to getting started but nothing could have prepared me for the emotional storm ahead of me!
The prologue raised a whole host of questions that hung around in my mind until the answers started to reveal themselves.
I loved getting to know Flora, she was an interesting character who wrote letters to her unborn child whilst she was pregnant. I loved this idea, it got me thinking about what I would have said to my children before they were born. The letters were a joy to read, containing information on how Flora felt on each particular day, what was happening in her day-to-day life and also what stage the baby was at. There were so many pregnancy reminders for me, some that made me miss being pregnant and others that made me glad I'll never be pregnant again!
Flora's love life was a little complicated and I enjoyed learning more about the men in her life, even if they weren't always perfect.
As I neared the end I felt an overwhelming sense of sadness but I couldn't quite put my finger on the reason why. Then the emotional truth became clear and I shattered. The tears just wouldn't stop and I read the last pages through blurred vision. It was so unexpectedly heartbreaking.
Letters to Eloise was an absolute gem of a read - beautifully written and so utterly touching. This is a story that will stay with me for a long time. I seriously can't recommend it enough!
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