Synopsis
One lost letter. A chance to change her life!
Superhero single mum Cath always puts other people first. But now that she’s seen her son safely off to university (phew!), life seems a little, well…empty.

So when Cath unexpectedly discovers some letters written by her great-grandfather during the First World War, she decides to take herself on an adventure to France to retrace his footsteps.

Cath expects to spend her holiday visiting famous battlefields and testing out her French phrase book. What she doesn’t anticipate is that her tour guide, the handsome Olivier, will be quite so charming! Soon Cath isn’t simply unearthing the stories of the past – she’s writing a brand new one of her own, which might end up taking her in a very unexpected direction.

Review It started with a note by Fany Van Hemelen:
It started with a note is a lovely contemporary romance. The story reads quickly, is romantical and I have learned a bit more about the history of World War I. I loved the characters, especially Olivier. I guess everybody wants such a sensitive and enchanting friend. I always review a book with the genre in my head and for this was the same. A good romance can enlighten my day and that’s what It started with a note did. Don’t expect a complex tale because that’s not this kind of book. This is just my second book by Victoria Cooke and I am convinced now she is very good at writing this style of books.

I know this is not a book with lots of surprises and sometimes I would like to discover a more selfless and adventurous Cath. Even though that’s just what’s the story about. Dare to dream again and to go for your choice and do not always think of others. In fact, I do recognize myself in that caring for and forgetting yourself and I think a lot of readers will do so. It’s started with a note is a nice read about changing your way of living.

When Cath finds the letters of her great-granddad and is going on a trip to discover his journey she will find a lot more than just history. The dialogues are heartwarming , the emotion at the former war zone believable and I could see the places and situations like I was there.
This is an adorable book with lots of detail, where the past is the beginning of a fresh start of living life fully. A book about loving yourself, daring to find real love and looking with a new perspective to your future. The wise words, of the older couples who Cath met and became her friends, are of course true.. You just have to go for it now, not later because life is passing away sooner than you would think.
It started with a note is a delightful romance story you will enjoy!

Author Victoria Cooke
Victoria Cooke grew up in the city of Manchester before crossing the Pennines in pursuit of her career in education. She now lives in Huddersfield with her husband and two young daughters and when she’s not at home writing by the fire with a cup of coffee in her hand, she loves working out in the gym and travelling. Victoria was first published at the tender age of eight by her classroom teacher who saw potential in a six-page story about an invisible man. Since then she’s always had a passion for reading and writing, undertaking several writers’ courses before completing her first romantic comedy novel, ‘The Secret to Falling in Love,’ in 2016.

Cooke’s third novel, Who Needs Men Anyway? became a digital bestseller in 2018.

 

 

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★★★★
Titel: It started with a note | Auteur: Victoria Cooke | Uitgeverij: HarperCollins Publishers | Categorie: Feelgood | Uitvoering: paperback of e-book | 384 pagina’s | ISBN13:9780008323059
| Verkrijgbaar sinds: februari 2019 |Recensent: Fany van Hemelen | Datum recensie: 21-02-2019 | Prijs: €16,99 | Bestellen

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