I’m pleased today to be able to share with you my review of The Other Life of Charlotte Evans by Louisa George. My thanks go to Jennifer Marston of Neverland Blog Tours and HQ Digital for the copy in exchange for an honest review.
Would you sacrifice your future to understand your past?
Life is rosy for dance studio owner Charlotte Evans, who is about to marry beloved fiancé, Ben. But when Ben finds a lump in Charlotte’s breast, it sends her on a journey of self-discovery which she knows she must do alone. Because Charlotte is adopted, and she suddenly, desperately, needs to know who she is and where she comes from.
Finding and reconnecting with her birth family, the life Charlotte could have had unfolds before her. As her wedding day draws closer, and her past merges ever more into her present, Charlotte must decide on the future she really wants…
A heartrendingly beautiful novel about love, family and finding your own path to happiness.
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Charlotte Evans has so much to look forward to, in eight weeks time she is getting married to the love of her life, Ben, they have bought a house which they are currently doing up, taken out a loan so Charlotte can have her own dance studio and they have a plan. Everything’s looking quite rosy until one afternoon Charlotte and Ben have a quick fumble and Ben finds a lump in one of Charlotte’s breasts. Life is then turned upside down for the couple and Charlotte is set on a path to self discovery.
My heart was in my mouth when Ben found the lump in Charlotte’s breast, I thought I could imagine what was going to happen next but was totally surprised and it really wasn’t what I was expecting.
As the story unfolds, Charlotte makes some decisions. These were decisions I could completely understand her wanting to make but the way she goes about things really made me frustrated. I wanted to jump into the book and give her a good shake and tell her to stop and just wait. Charlotte is a likeable character though and you can’t help feeling huge sympathy for her, she just gets a bit blind-sided and her priorities go out the window a bit.
The Other Life of Charlotte Evans is a fabulous read. It’s a story about families, trust, love and friendship. It’s a story about finding out who you really are and about how easily life can be turned upside down. Louisa George has written a story that is filled with love and the relationship between Charlotte and her mum and her best friend have been wonderfully portrayed. This really is a cracker of a story and one I will definitely recommend.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Award-winning author Louisa George has been an avid reader her whole life. In between chapters she managed to fit in a BA degree in Communication Studies, trained as a nurse, married her doctor hero and had two sons. Now, she spends her days writing chapters of her own in the medical romance, contemporary romance and women’s fiction genres. To date, she has 19 books available in ebook/print.
Louisa’s books have variously been nominated for the coveted RITA® Award and the NZ Koru Award (which she won in 2014 and 2016 for the Short Sexy Category) and she won the prestigious HOLT Medallion Award in 2017. Her books have been translated into twelve languages. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand and, when not writing or reading, likes to travel, drink mojitos and do Zumba®- preferably all at the same time.
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