2019, Blog Tour, Book review

Bonnie and Stan by Anna Stuart @annastuartbooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n @TrapezeBooks

Today i have another cracker of a book to share with you, Bonnie and Stan by Anna Stuart is published by Trapeze and today is my stop on the blog tour. Many thanks to Tracy Fenton of Compulsive Readers and the publishers for the invite and e-copy.

About the book

‘A fresh, original love story, beautifully told.’ RUTH HOGAN, author of The Keeper of Lost Things

After 50 years together Stan still adores his wife… so why is he dating again?

Bonnie and Stan are soulmates. They met during the Swinging Sixties, to the soundtrack of The Beatles and the Merseybeat scene. Now they’ve grown up and grown old together, had children and grandchildren. They are finally building their dream home, when disaster strikes.

Stan is running out of time, and can’t bear the thought of leaving Bonnie alone. Alongside his teenage granddaughter Greya, he forms a plan to find Bonnie a new love of her life. And she must never find out…

Bonnie & Stan is a poignant, surprising love story set during the Swinging Sixties and the present day. Ultimately feel-good and full of emotion, Bonnie & Stan will make your heart sing.

Bonnie and Stan is available to purchase from – Amazon

My thoughts

Set in the present day and the 1960’s, Bonnie and Stan is a wonderful story about love, about family and about life.

When Stan is diagnosed with terminal cancer it’s not himself he worries about, it’s his wife of 50 years, Bonnie. They are husband and wife, soul mates and best friends and it breaks Stans heart to think of leaving Bonnie all alone and with the help of grand daughter Greya he plans to find Bonnie a new love.

Bonnie and Stan are relationship goals, I just absolutely loved this pair. Stan is very much a see it how it is kind of person where as Bonnie is looking for a miracle, a cure for Stan. The love they have for each other was beautiful and it was nice having older protagonists to read about.

I loved heading back to the swinging sixties when Bonnie and Stan first met. It almost felt like I was being transported back to that time and was in the Cavern Club alongside them with the buzz pulsating from the pages and the music singing in my ears.

I sometimes find it difficult to read about cancer, having lost my 7 year old daughter to a brain tumour, it is a difficult subject for me but Anna Stuart has written this story with such sensitivity and passion and I will admit I may have had a wee tear in my eye one or two times.

Filled with wonderful characters Bonnie and Stan is a story I will definitely be recommending to others. I really didn’t want it to end and it’s a story that will stay with me for a long time.

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About the author

Anna wanted to be an author from the moment she could pick up a pen and was writing boarding-school novels behind the sofa by the age of nine. She made the early mistake of thinking she ought to get a ‘proper job’ and went into Factory Planning – a career that gave her some wonderful experiences, amazing friends and even a fantastic husband, but did not offer much creative scope. So when she stopped to have children she took the chance to start the ‘improper job’ of writing. During the baby years she wrote in those gaps provided by sleeps, playschools and obliging grandparents, publishing short stories and serials in all the women’s magazines. Her ultimate aim was to write longer fiction and several years ago she published a series of successful historical novels under the pseudonym Joanna Courtney. She will continue to publish under that name but is delighted, as Anna Stuart, to also be able to write Bonnie and Stan – a real-life romance set in both the present day and sixties Liverpool.

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