The Year of Taking Chances – Lucy Diamond

Synopsis:

It’s New Year’s Eve, and Gemma and Spencer Bailey are throwing a house party. There’s music, dancing, champagne and all their best friends under one roof. It’s going to be a night to remember.

Also at the party is Caitlin, who has returned to the village to pack up her much-missed mum’s house and to figure out what to do with her life; and Saffron, a PR executive who’s keeping a secret which no amount of spin can change. The three women bond over Gemma’s dodgy cocktails and fortune cookies, and vow to make this year their best one yet. 

But as the months unfold, Gemma, Saffron and Caitlin find themselves tested to their limits by shocking new developments. Family, love, work, home – all the things they’ve taken for granted are thrown into disarray. Under pressure, they are each forced to rethink their lives and start over. But dare they take a chance on something new?

Review:

I read this book in one go. It was so incredibly easy to follow, was entirely believable and easy to escape into.

I loved following the three main characters, their lives and journeys. There were elements of all three of them that I really connected with.

It had a much deeper hidden meaning than ‘just a romance book’ with strong, motivated women who are I credibly brave.

The book had me engaged from the very beginning and was uplifting, with a great ending. Perfectly wrapped up, all neat and tidy.

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