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Watch Over Me

(Glen Avich #1)

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3.78  ·  Rating details ·  5,752 ratings  ·  385 reviews
Eilidh Lawson’s life has hit crisis point. Years of failed fertility treatments, a cheating husband and an oppressive family have pushed her to the limit. Desperate for relief, Eilidh seeks solace in the only place she’s ever felt at home – a small village in the Scottish Highlands. There, Eilidh slowly begins to mend her broken heart but soon learns she is not the only on ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 2011 by Black & White Publishing (first published 2011)
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Pepa
No es una novela mal escrita. Es simplemente que no me esperaba una novela de este tipo.
Pensaba que el romance tendría más peso. Aquí asistimos a una serie de escenas familiares, en los que se plasma perfectamente el dolor de unos personajes. Las escenas que comparten son muy pocas y la evolución de su relación me ha parecido inexistente.
Supongo que la excusa es que se conocen desde pequeños. Pero a mí no justifica el salto que sufren sus sentimientos.
Lo de la madre de él me ha dejado traspuest
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Ana
Nov 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
"If you have something precious and fragile and you keep it locked away like a little plant trying to grow into the darkness, well, it'll die and your secret will turn into regret. Love needs to be in the light of day. A secret love will eat itself and die, or eat your heart and kill you."

This is a story of a 35 year old woman, Eilidh, who's life is torn to pieces. After many attempts to have a baby, she and her husband Tom finally succeeded. She waited for so long to feel that joy, to feel tho
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Serendipity Reviews
Jan 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
As I began to read this book, I was completely unaware of how the author was quietly captivating me and drawing me into the story. If you look at the book as a whole, you realise it is a basic love story, yet as you delve into the layers of the story you find it is so much more. There is magic hiding within the chapters.

The little village of Glen Avich, is enchanting. It reminded me of the mythical Scottish town in Brigadoon, one of my favourite musicals ever. It seems like a town that hasn't ag
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Alex
Mar 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Questo libro è una dolcissima poesia, una di quelle storie che fanno vibrare l'anima di chi legge.
Una storia che sa perdita e dolore, di forza e riscatto e di immenso amore.
Daniela ha trasformato in parole i miei pensieri, ha saputo rendere giustizia al mio modo di fantasticare su di me e sull'amore della mia vita... E poter dire grazie alla mia amata nonna, che penso proprio l'ho abbia spinto davanti al mio cuore e viceversa ❤
Una prosa squisitamente raffinata e poetica, uno stile che trapassa
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Kirsty (Book - Love - Bug)
Jan 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
As I sit having just finished Watch Over Me, I can’t help but wonder how an author can come up with a debut as incredible as this. This book is honest and raw, it’s heart-wrenching and heart-warming, and it’s beautifully written.

When I first picked it up, I did think that it was going to be a little predictable, all too convenient to be realistic but how wrong I was. It’s subtle, yet magical – there isn’t any of the “girl meets boy, boy goes off with other girl, boy comes back to girl” stuff her
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Jo
Sep 01, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was okay. It was like a sweet marzipan, tolerable.
To me it was an average story set in The Highlands of Scotland.
What I disliked was the fact that there were chapters where a ghost was involved kind of guiding people along in their lives. I don't think there was any need for this!
I gave three stars as this may appeal to others. It wasn't a terrible read but I've definitely read better!
Natalie
Jun 05, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2015
Ljubav, gubitak, snaga i novi početak. Lagana i brzo čitajuća priča. U anđele ne vjerujem a mašti na volju ostalo.
Maria Sol
Es raro lo que me pasó con este libro, no puedo decir que me haya gustado pero tampoco puedo decir que me haya disgustado, en realidad, creo que lo que quiero decir es que la historia de fondo esta buena, el inconveniente para mi está en como esta contado, lo que supongo será el estilo de la autora. Para mi eso le quito mucho, porque si bien, es un libro que en todo momento quería seguir leyendo nunca logró colmar mis expectativas, para mi le falto mucho, sin embargo no podía parar de leerlo, es ...more
Melissa
Sep 08, 2013 rated it did not like it
Amazon has a lot to answer for. The was a recommendation based on something else I had read. Whatever it was, it couldn't be as bad as this. I don't know what editors are getting paid these days but either it isn't enough or its far too much and they've become lazy. This book is written in the first person of loads of character but if you didn't see the names at the start of their section you would be hard pressed to figure out who was talking since everyone has the same tone and vocabulary. I f ...more
Nina Draganova
Apr 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
Толкова отдавна исках да си препрочета книгите на авторката и едва сега стигнах до тях. Много харесвам стила и историите й.
За съжаление любимите ми авторки вече не ги издават .Една по една отпаднаха от българската сцена. Уви, на тяхно място не идват по-добри, което е жалко.
2014/
Приятна книга с щипка магия за разкош и мъничко наивност.
Natalia
Jul 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Una de las grandes paradojas de este mundo son los curiosos caminos de la naturaleza a la hora de la reproducción. Mujeres que no se sienten listas para la maternidad y quedan embarazadas, mientras que otra cierta cantidad de mujeres que anhelan tener un bebé en sus brazos y su cuerpo no les permite tenerlos por el tiempo necesario, Eilidh Lawson es uno de esos casos, quien luego de años y años de tratamientos de fertilidad ve como tristemente sus sueños quedan truncados al perder al único bebé ...more
Original Doll (Lea Martinuš)
Oct 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5

Topla priča o ljubavi, gubitku, unutarnjoj snazi i sudbini.

Glavna junakinja ove priče, Eilidh, doživi krah – nikako ne može začeti, izgubila je dijete nakon pete potpomognute oplodnje, napustila posao kako bi se posvetila stvaranju obitelji, a muž ju već dulje vremena vara. Nakon nekoliko mjeseci duboke depresije odluči pobjeći od starog života kako bi se oporavila i razmislila o svemu, pogotovo kako će dalje nastaviti sa životom. Tako odlazi u malo škotsko selo kod svoje tete gdje je provela
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Kate’s Book Spot
May 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Firstly I’d like to thank Black & White Publishing for sending me this book to read and give an honest review. This isn’t the first book I’ve read by this author, I have also read and enjoyed the first two books in The Sarah Midnight Trilogy. I had heard many MANY good things about Watch Over Me so I was very much looking forward to reading it.

Wow, what a powerful prologue! It was thought-provoking, slightly haunting and completely drew me in so that I just had to find out exactly what happe
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Marta Fernández
Aug 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
La vida de Eilidh se desmorona, sus ojos no tienen brillo y sus lágrimas no se agotan. Durante años ha intentado tener un hijo, pero sin éxito. Esto acaba afectando a su matrimonio, la angustia acecha a los cónyuges, que acaban siendo extraños que conviven en una misma casa por pura rutina.

"Lo que ahora sé es que la esperanza no es eterna, pero que hay vida después de la esperanza"

Su marido intenta comenzar una nueva vida con otra mujer, Eilidh pone punto y final a la relación e intenta escapar
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Lisa Redmond
Jan 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I adored this beautiful, haunting and romantic tale set in the Scottish highlands. Eilidh is heartbroken after losing a baby and ending her marriage and finds solace in the quiet village where she had spent time with her grandmother as a child. Reconnecting with the slower pace of village life and with old friends including single Dad Jamie, Eilidh begins to heal. I loved the idea of the spirit of Jamie’s mother Elizabeth match-making from beyond the grave; it is a unique idea which encapsulates ...more
Mafi
3,5 estrelas

Gostei. Um romance diferente do que pensava que ia ser, com um toque ligeiro de sobrenatural. É o 1º livro de uma série mas tem um final. Vejo-me a ler o seguinte, se sair cá.
Mel
Aug 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved Watch Over Me, it was a fantastic story of life, love, loss and happiness.

Eilidh is so very lost and heartbroken, bearly able to function,when she arrives at her Aunt Peggy's door in Glen Avich. She needed to leave her old life behind, she needed a place to go to heal, to try to start her life again, she needed to go Home.

Jamie has the most beautiful, perfect little girl, he has his job, he has a good life, but he isn't living. Maisie is his world, and with her mother no longe
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Učitaj se!
May 07, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: finished
Ovaj roman priča o gubitku, boli i ponovnom pronalaženju ljubavi, a začinjen je s mrvicom natprirodnog. U početku je zanimljiv, upoznajemo likove i njihove životne priče i čini se kao da bi ovo mogla biti jedna od onih potresnih, ali dirljivih priča koje te natjeraju da i sam počneš propitivati stvari o svom životu. Nažalost, taj je dojam za mene kratko trajao, jer roman se vrlo brzo pretvorio u melankoličnu, predvidljivu i razvodnjenu ljubavnu priču, koja me nije uspjela zaokupiti i zainteresir ...more
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Reseña:
Tenía muchas ganas de leer este libro así que cuando lo conseguí estaba muy feliz. Aunque tengo que admitir que me decepciono un poco pero es que tenía demasiadas expectativas.
Watch Over Me es de esa clase de libros que si bien no pasa nada trascendental me enganchó desde el principio y la lectura se me hizo rapidísima (aunque al final se me hizo un poco pesado).
Fue un buen libro y lo recomiendo, aunque hay alguna que otra cosa (view spoiler) que
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Rosa
Sep 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rosa by: Iratxe
Rating: 4'5

Cuando me lo recomendaron no pensé, ni por un segundo, que fuera a gustarme tanto. Acostumbro a pensar qué escribiré en la review mientras leo, pero esta vez me olvidé totalmente de ello.
La historia de Jamie al igual que la de Eilidh me conmovió desde el comienzo. Al similar me ocurrió cuando leí el punto de vista de Elizabeth, la madre de Jamie. Leer a ese personaje, su mundo, me ha llegado, y mucho (no es algo en lo que todo el mundo cree).

Es una historia preciosa aunque el camino
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Caz Malpas
3.5 TWINKLY STARS!

This book was free to listen and read on KU, I listened to it and apart from Aunt Peggy sounding like Mrs Doubtfire (this was not a bad thing for me as I loved Mrs Doubtfire!) the narration was good, i love the Scottish accent!

This was the heartwarming story of two people who have suffered great loss and how they overcome their individual tragedies.
Two old friends apart since childhood who rekindle their friendship with a little help from the H's mother, nothing strange in tha
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Tania Godoy
Jul 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Hermoso. Es hermoso, no tengo palabras. Me encanto.

He releido este libro justo ahora y me ha gustado de nuevo, la autora tiene algo bonito en su narración pese a que discrepo con muchas cosas que menciona en la historia, de tipo espiritual y también en cuanto a convicciones.

Igual es hermoso, atrapante y con un aire mágico.
cEe beE
Very heartwarming and moving. I'll be thinking about this for some time.
Bruna Vraničić Vujević
Dirljiva i jednostavno prekrasna!
Myself
Apr 09, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3/5 le iba a poner un 3.5 pero la parte de la madre de él no me convence. Me ha gustado más de lo que esperaba seguramente por las críticas adversas que había leído. Me gusta la forma en que está escrito y me ha gustado la historia. No es una historia de romance, es de esperanza. Si vas buscando un romance no lo leas, pero yo lo recomiendo.
Lesley
Mar 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable read, and being set in Scotland, it was nice to hear certain words and phrases used that I haven't heard since I was very much younger.

There's nothing amazing about this one, but it's worth the read, and I'm quite looking forward to getting on to Book 2 soon.
Mar de llibres
Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: llibres-2018
He llegit poques ressenyes de Cuida de mi però, havent llegit la sinopsis, tenia moltes ganes de submergir-me en aquesta història de dolor, pèrdua i superació personal. És una novel·la tan delicada i commovedora, protagonitzada per dos personatges que han patit molt a la seva vida i que mereixen un final feliç. He de dir que m’ha atrapat des de la primera pàgina.

D’una banda, tenim l’Eilidh Lawson, una dona que està destrossada i sumida en la més absoluta tristesa. Després de molts tractaments de
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Kamilla
Nov 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a beautiful, magical, enchanting book. I have been waiting for something like this for so long.
The story is brilliantly written, the words are so beautifully crafted that I never wanted it to end. I have fallen into this book, got lost between the pages and was thoroughly mesmerised by the hauntingly beautiful story. This book had made me feel so much. Eilidh's pain and angish, her suffering, her self hatred, her feelings of being less worthy as a woman because of her inability to fall
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Sallysmurf
Nov 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
I’ve strayed from the YA path with this one, delving instead into an ethereal romance written for the adult by debut author Daniela Sacerdoti. Watch over me is the heart-rending story of childhood friends Eilidh and Jamie. Adult life until this point has not worked out well for either of them. Jamie has found himself in the role of single father after his partner walks out on both him and their daughter, followed not too long after by the death of his mother. For Eilidh, life has been equally cr ...more
Samantha
Feb 16, 2014 rated it liked it
I quite enjoyed this read. I needed something quick and easy as I'm on a study break and needed some relaxation. This cute story gave me that.

Eilidh was extremely likeable and Jamie was just as endearing. Although I didn't feel any strong emotions for the characters during this read it gave me enough to connect empathise and enjoy reading about their lives.

I have to say the ending was overly predictable from almost the very start of the book but considering my needs when reading this I can't cri
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Daniela Sacerdoti is a mother and a writer. Born in Naples, but brought up in a small village in the Italian Alps, she lives near Glasgow with her husband and sons. She steals time to write when everyone has gone to bed, or before they wake up. She’s a Primary teacher, but she chose to be at home with her children. She loves being with her boys, reading anything she can get her hands on and chatti ...more

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