The Memory Box – Sarah Webb

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The Memory Box
Sarah Webb
Panmacmillan

I thought this book was going to be fluffy and predictable with the main character being named Pandora and the title of the book called The Memory Box, but I was pleasantly surprised.
The story follows Pandora Schuster as she turns 30. Bringing the past to the future, dealing with being tested for the BRCA1 gene after her mother passed away after suffering from breast cancer when Pandora was a child. She also has a nine year old daughter and is agonising with the idea of Olivier, the father,being part of her daughter’a life. Then there is Declan, Pandora’s boyfriend, with his own life troubles in the mix. It’s no wonder Pandora doesn’t know which way to turn.
With so many themes in this book it would have been easy to think there is too much going on to be an easy read. I was wrong. Sarah Webb has created characters that the reader can relate to allowing the story to flow without it being complicated to read. The book is full of love for family and friends. It draws the reader in as I felt sympathy for Pandora as she tries to work everything out. I even felt sorry for poor Declan!
It is well written and I couldn’t put it down. Whilst I would class it as an easy chic lit read it is not as fluffy as a normal easy read you can pick up. I loved it! It’s a must read for those who love chic lit. Congratulations Sarah!
I cannot wait for the next book!

2014! The year of making time!

To quote all of my friends “you have make time for you”.
To put it bluntly the end of 2013 was utter rubbish. So rubbish I wasn’t even in the mood to read. So I would like to make my first post in 2014 to start with an apology to all the authors, publishers and friends. I am going to MAKE time to read more and review more as this is what makes me happy.
Thank you to all the bloggers and twitter friends that have supported me over the last 6 weeks or so. The blogging community is great!
I have a bookshelf full of books to read plus a kindle full to get reading. I cannot wait to share with you my future reviews of some great books!
Happy 2014 everyone!