If I could turn back Time – Nicola Doherty

If I Could Turn Back Time
Nicola Doherty

Headline
if i could turn back time

What if you had a Second chance with your First Love?

The bit on the back
What if you found The One, then lost him again?

Or not so much lost him as became the neurotic, needy girlfriend from hell. The girl who tried to make him choose between her and his job, and got seriously paranoid about his relationship with his best female friend…

Zoe knows she doesn’t deserve another chance with David. But if there’s the tiniest possibility of making things right, she’ll snatch it. Even if it means breaking the laws of physics to do so…

My Review:
Thank you for Bookbridgr and Headline for allowing me to review this book.

What would you do if you woke up one day and you realised you have stepped back in time. Would you rectify all the mistakes you made to keep a man?

I loved the concept of this book – I could definitely see it being made into a film.
It is a true Chic lit! I loved it. I took this book on holiday to read from my sunlounger and I am so glad I did. It is a perfect holiday read.
I loved the main character, Zoe. She was well written with depth and feeling. Her previous heartbreak changed her life and now she has the opportunity to change things it was lovely to follow the ups and downs that followed.
And oh that Jenny, I did hate her. She is the David’s ( the man Zoe is trying to keep) best friend. More like stalker to be honest. The way Jenny tried to put Zoe down in every which way she could truly made me angry, and made me want Zoe to get one up on her. However going back in time is not all plain sailing. Consequences at the pub quiz nearly rumbled Zoe as well as applying for the “dream” job.

I’ll be honest I had not heard of Nicola before. I’m so glad I have been introduced to another Chic lit author that is up with the best!. I’ll be looking out for Nicola’s next book.

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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!