… I’ll cry if I want to.
Oh boy, another birthday …
Karen could be excused for crying on her birthday, especially as it’s the first one since her husband got on a plane to the States and never came back. Then there’s the fact that her workmates were practically bribed to attend her birthday meal. But when a restaurant double booking leads to her sharing a table with single dad Elliot and his daughter, things start looking up.
As Karen gets to know Elliot she experiences feelings she thought she’d never have again. But is it enough? Or will the thing that destroyed Karen’s previous relationship also ruin things with Elliot?
Review It’s my birthday by Fany Van Hemelen:
It’s my birthday is such a lovely book. Karen is celebrating her 40th birthday at a restaurant . Her party is full of workmates and a few friends. Even though she has to be happy, she isn’t because she is lonely. Actually it is her first birthday without her ex-husband, who left her and flight to the United States to never come back. At her birthday she feels miserable, but then the evening could be the beginning of a new life.
Elliot walks into the restaurant and soon they discover the place was booked twice. Sophie, his gorgeous daughter arranged this party and looks unhappy, so Karen decides to double the birthday . Elliot and his 18 year old daughter are thrilled and the evening for Elliot gets better. Normally he would like to have a quiet night, but Sophie had other plans. What a surprise that the talking with Karen is so smooth and even has an unexpected ending.
It’s my birthday has wonderful characters and is a story about a mature relationship with ups and downs. Karen has a great desire, that could destroy the newfound love, and Elliot has clouds in the past. Can love conquer their troubles? Just read this novel and you know it..
I loved this story about taking a new chance for love and finding a new family.
This book is heartwarming and funny. I definitely will read more books of this author in the future, because I adored this one.
Hannah Pearl was born in East London. She is married with two children and now lives in Cambridge.
She has previously worked as a Criminology researcher, as a Development Worker with various charities and even pulled a few pints in her time.
In 2015 she was struck down by Labrynthitis, which left her feeling dizzy and virtually housebound. She has since been diagnosed with ME. Reading has allowed Hannah to escape from the reality of feeling ill. She read upwards of three hundred books during the first year of her illness. When her burgeoning eReader addiction grew to be too expensive, she decided to have a go at writing. In 2017 she won Simon and Schuster’s Books and the City #heatseeker short story competition, in partnership with Heat magazine, for her short story The Last Good Day.
Hannah is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association.
Titel: It’s my birthday | Auteur: Hannah Pearl | Uitgeverij: Ruby Fiction | Categorie: Feelgood romans | Uitvoering: E-book | pagina’s | ISBN13: 9781912550135 | Recensent: Fany van Hemelen | Datum recensie: 05-04-2019 | Prijs: €3,99 | Bestellen