Today it is my stop on the blog tour for this beauty of a book! If you have read it, make sure to let me know what you thought about it too!.
Meet Patrick Cooper – desperately down on his luck, and head-over-heels in unrequited love with his best friend Bridget.
Meet Bridget’s sister, Emma Donovan – eternally single maker-of-cakes for many a happy couple, whilst never making it down the aisle herself.
Emma has four younger sisters, all of whom are married or getting married, and an Italian mother who can’t understand what is ‘wrong’ with her eldest daughter, who seems to be stranded on the shelf. Despairing of her own ability to find a suitable husband, Emma agrees to be part of a compatibility project to get married at first sight.
Meanwhile Cooper is struggling to get over his crush on Bridget and seems destined to stay firmly on the shelf too. Perhaps it’s time his fate was taken out of his hands…
Is happily-ever-after just about daring to take a chance, or do you need some extra magic to make love last?
Join Beth Moran, Cooper and the Donovan sisters on this life-affirming and uplifting tale of love, family, friendship, and risking it all for happiness.
When I first read the description for this book it caught my attention immediately. In this book we meet Emma, who, after having her heart broken several years ago, has dedicated herself to her baking and making her business a success.
As she is the eldest of the sisters, when her younger sibling came to her and announced her engagement, Emma found it incredibly hard to hear, and made even harder when she realised she was in fact the last unmarried person within the family.
When Emma’s sister began a ‘Blind Wedding’ project within the neuroscience institute in which she worked, Emma decided to take a huge chance and signed herself up for something drastic. She agreed to marry someone who she had never met before, based soley on DNA samples and data analysis.
This story truly captivated me from the beginning. Emma is such an incredibly likeable, relatable person, it was simply impossible to not feel any connection with her as the story progresses.
I adored the real sense of family that this book emanated too. The bond in which the sisters shared was beautiful, and the loving, yet very different parents really warmed my heart.
I really admired the way in which Emma’s character grew throughout this book. Although she had been hurt in the past, she still put herself back out there, refusing to let the past dictate her future any longer.
This book is beautifully written, with a strong and truly unique storyline. Although there is obviously a strong romantic link throughout this book, I really loved how that was not the sole focus of this story. It really does highlight that happiness is something you can make happen for yourself, not something you have to rely on others for. The general feeling that this book gives out is inspirational.
I can whole heartedly say that this book was an absolute delight to read. The story flowed effortlessly throughout and I found myself fully immersed in the world in which Beth brings to life. An absolute page turner and a must read for 2021.
You Can purchase this book by following this link : amzn.to/35peamI
*I received an ARC of this book via Rachel’s Random Resources, Boldwood Books and Netgalley in return for my honest review*
Beth Moran is the author of four novels, including the bestselling Christmas Every Day. She regularly features on BBC Radio Nottingham and is a trustee of the national women’s network Free Range Chicks. She lives on the outskirts of Sherwood Forest.