Review: One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

I’ve been a fan of Jojo Moyes since I read Me Before You last year. Since then I’ve read two more of her novels, The Girl You Left Behind and Silver Bay.

I love her storytelling style and her romances are usually unique, touching, and compelling. However, the last novel I read by her, Silver Bay, lacked some of her usual magic so needless to say I was hesitant to review One Plus One.

The reviews I had seen online though made me decide to read One Plus One, in hopes of recapturing some of the magic from Moyes earlier novels. I was glad that I decided to give this one a shot.

This novel is a numbers game! Jess Thomas is a single mom with two kids and two jobs. Her kids are a little on the different side. The daughter, Tanzie, is a mathematical genius and her eyeliner wearing son Nicky struggles to fit in.

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Review: Silver Bay by JoJo Moyes

Liza McCullen lives in the small community of Silver Bay with it’s pristine beaches and secluded lifestyle, she feels completely at ease and safe in her life.

Liza and her family run a small hotel there that features small exhibitions to see dolphins, whales, and all the beautiful sea creatures of the Australian coast.

Running the whale watching tour is something extremely important to Liza, but not as important to her as raising her daughter Hannah.

All of the women in Liza’s family have secrets…but none so big as Liza.

Though she is the strong one in her little family, deep down she is as fragile as the delicate marine life she loves so much…with a big secret.

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Review: The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna van Praag

Alba’s life is falling apart. Everything that she has been working for has literally come to a grinding halt, she has lost all hope.

While working on her MPhil at Cambridge, she suddenly gets rejected and can no longer continue pursuing her passion–history.

While wandering the streets of Cambridge one night, she suddenly finds herself in front of a house that she has never seen before.

Mysteriously drawn to the house, Alba is met by the land lady, Peggy, who invites her into the house for some tea.

As soon as Alba enters the house, she notices the hundreds of photos of famous women in British history–Beatrix Potter, George Eliot, Daphne du Maurier to name a few.

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Announement: Winner The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna van Praag

And the winner of The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna van Praag is….

Zoe M (tweeted about the giveaway)

The winner will be notified via email.

Thank you to everyone who entered and a huge thank you to the publisher for making this giveaway possible!

Giveaway: The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna van Praag

Distraught that her academic career has stalled, Alba is walking through her hometown of Cambridge, England, when she finds herself in front of a house she’s never seen before, 11 Hope Street. A beautiful older woman named Peggy greets her and invites her to stay, on the house’s usual conditions: she has ninety-nine nights to turn her life around. With nothing left to lose, Alba takes a chance and moves in.

She soon discovers that this is no ordinary house. Past residents have included George Eliot and Beatrix Potter, who, after receiving the assistance they needed, hung around to help newcomers—literally, in talking portraits on the wall. As she escapes into this new world, Alba begins a journey that will heal her wounds—and maybe even save her life.

Filled with a colorful and unforgettable cast of literary figures, The House at the End of Hope Street is a charming, whimsical novel of hope and feminine wisdom that is sure to appeal to fans of Jasper Fforde and especially Sarah Addison Allen.

Thanks to the publisher, I am ecstatic to be able to offer a paperback copy of The house at the End of Hope Street by Menna van Praag for your enjoyment!

Giveaway runs 3/24/14 to 3/31/14

Winners will be announced 4/1/14.

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