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  • Writer's pictureRosa Temple

When Life Gives You Lemons - Book Review

I was given a #Netgalley copy of Fiona Gibson's, When Life Gives You Lemons. Publication date is 5th March 2020. The publisher is Avon Books UK.

My Review

I enjoyed this title by Fiona Gibson. I'd not previously read any of her books, but looking at her back catalogue, I see there is a theme running through her books. Middle-aged woman at a turning point in their life. The heroine, Viv, is a likeable enough character. She's down to earth, in a job she didn't expect to last as long as it did, two children (one having surprised her late in life) so she's up against it, especially since we know her husband does the dirty on her. I thought Viv's character was well written but I almost got bored when nothing really remarkable about her and the plot surrounding her happened towards the beginning of the book. I think what made me carry on was Gibson's storytelling. She made ordinary people, just getting on with their lives, somehow interesting. I can see the appeal, especially to fans of Gibson. Personally, I don't mind a heroine with a flaw or two, or three. On the whole, an easy book to lose yourself in, with a satisfying ending. If you read the blurb, you will be getting what it says on the can and nothing more, but Gibson handles the story with a sweetness and sensitivity that did actually have me turning the pages to see if I was going to be right about the ending. I was, and happily so. What's not to love about a HEA?

I gave this title 3 Stars on #NetGalley

When Life Gives You Lemons by Fiona Gibson is available on #Amazon

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