Elle’s A to Z of Love by Claire Huston
ABOUT THE BOOK
Haileybrook, a beautiful village in the peaceful Cotswolds countryside, is most people’s idea of heaven on earth.
Born and raised in this small slice of paradise, Elle Bea can’t wait to leave.
It should be easy, but every time she packs her bags for exotic adventures, old loves and loyalties pull her back.
Will Elle be forced to forget her dreams of far-flung places and epic romance, or can she grab one last chance to have it all?
An uplifting, romantic story about friends, family and the relationships that make a place a home.
This book surprised me. Elle frequently sacrifices her happiness for others and I wanted desperately to see her get her own happily ever after. It just wasn’t with the person I thought it would be.
Elle had plans to leave her small town of Haileybrook to travel and be a journalist in London, but life happened. In fact, every time Elle had an exciting opportunity to leave her hometown, something would keep her there. Be it love, illness, or just fear, her plans go by the wayside until she chooses her own happiness.
Elle is unlucky in love as she tries to work out her life and relationships. Her soulmate is out there, it just takes some time to find him. Her compliant nature is a little frustrating, but there is thankfully a point where she finally channels her formidable mother and grows a backbone. I enjoyed watching Elle grow and become more self-assured.
There are a number of compelling supporting characters. Elle’s friends, Lucy and Seth are over the top when it comes to wedding planning, Toby, Elle’s best friend, is brooding and playful, but sends mixed messages, Mrs. Cooper, Toby and Seth’s Nan is a sly matchmaker, and Zach, Elle’s college acquaintance and pen pal, is a hilarious KitKat fanatic.
I highly recommend this contemporary romance with relatable characters and compelling content filled with family, friends, love, and finding oneself.
Thank you to Ms. Huston for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Claire Huston lives in Warwickshire with her husband and two children. Her debut, Art and Soul, a heart-warming contemporary romance, was published in 2020. Elle’s A to Z of Love is her second novel.
A keen amateur baker, she enjoys making cakes, biscuits and brownies almost as much as eating them. You can find recipes for over a hundred sweet treats at clairehuston.co.uk. This is also where she talks about and reviews books.
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