What are the chances that twelve little tokens could change a life?
Seventeen years ago, Eve Roberts had the wonderful life she’d always dreamed of: a degree in archaeology, a gorgeous boyfriend, and exciting plans to travel the world with him, working on digs. But when her sister Faye died, the life Eve knew ended too. Faye’s daughter Caitlyn came to live with Eve, her boyfriend left, and she quickly gave up on her dreams.
Now approaching her fortieth birthday, Eve faces the prospect of an empty nest as Caitlyn is leaving home. Caitlyn gives Eve a set of twelve ‘Be Kind to Yourself’ vouchers, telling her that she has to start living for herself again, and that she should fill one in every time she does something to treat herself.
With her very first voucher, Eve’s life will change its course. But with eleven more vouchers to go, can Eve learn to put herself first and follow the dreams she’s kept secret for so long? Because life is for living – and as she well knows, it’s too short to waste even a moment…
When you are young, you have an idea in your head about the way you would like to live your life. But the path you have chosen for yourself is not always the one you travel on. Devastating events might force you to take a back road and although you are happy, you don’t know if you might not have been more or less happy …
When things start to settle down, a blast form the past suddenly appears and turns everything upside down again. Is it for the best or does it make everything worse?
I totally adored this book. It made me smile, but it made me sad too. A romantic story is not only about love and living on cloud nine, but there is often a lot more depth in them too and more serious matters are discussed.
This story has everything I like about this genre. You often see twists in thrillers or mysteries, but there is no reason why this should not occur in romantic stories either.
There is only one reason to find out which ones the author has hidden in her book …
Top score for this story : 5 stars.
Thank you, Kate Field and Rachel’s Random Resources
About the author
Kate Field writes contemporary women’s fiction, mainly set in her favourite county of Lancashire where she lives on the edge of the moors with her husband, daughter and cat. Her debut novel won the Romantic Novelists’ Association Joan Hessayon Award for new writers.