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All The Colours In Between

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Eva Jordan's much-anticipated follow up to the bestselling 183 Times a Year It's not a life, it's an adventure!

Lizzie is fast approaching 50. Her once angst ridden teenage daughters, now grown and in their twenties, have flown the nest, Cassie to London and Maisy to Australia. And, although Connor, Lizzie’s sulky, surly teenage son,is now on his own tormented passage to a
Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 1st 2018 by Urbane Publications
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Love, friendships and laughter, heartbreak, loss and tears, simply life in its full glory, the good and the bad, All The Colours In Between gives us it all and then some more. Eva Jordan's writing is pure magic, engaging and heartfelt. Writing from several points of view Jordan created an emotional, tender but real portrait of family life with all its ups and downs.
A truly beautiful and absorbing read, All The Colours In Between is one of my favourites books of 2017 and not to be missed.
The Book Review Café
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Every family is unique with it’s mishmash of characters, it’s own family dynamics, there will be good times and unfortunately there will be bad times, but these are the very things that define us as a family. All The Colours In Between explores the theme of families in a highly captivating read, full of laughter, tears, and bittersweet moments. Lizzie is fast approaching 50, life should be a breeze after all her children are grown up, she has the career she’s always wanted, but then life throws ...more
Joanne Robertson
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Damn you Eva Jordan! There was I all ready to go to work when I decided to just finish off All The Colours In Between as I only had 15% left to go. Big mistake!! Huge!! I was an emotional snotty mess for that last half an hour and had to dash to the bathroom to totally redo my makeup before I left the house! But thankfully everyone is full of cold at the moment so my red eyes blended in nicely with everyone else once I got to work! But those after sobs are a bitch!

I had read and loved 183 Times
Oct 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Absolutely WOW, double wow, what a truly amazing, emotional and heartfelt read. The story was so brilliantly well written.

Having previously read the author's debut novel 183 Times a Year, it was a pleasure to be reacquainted with all of the characters and getting engrossed and absorbed within their yet lives again.

There was a fair few moments, where I was on tenterhooks and with a feeling of butterflies in my tummy, in anxious suspense and being emotionally charged, actually make that pretty m
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
All The Colours In Between is the follow up to the fabulous 183 Times A Year, so I strongly recommend reading the books in order to get full enjoyment from these great books.

I absolutely loved the mother daughter relationship between Lizzie and Cassie in the first book and I couldn’t wait to catch up with them again. Even though the story mainly flicks between these two characters still, this time we also get to see things from Connor, the sons, point of view.

Things have moved on a bit since we
Susan Hampson
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is heart warming, heart breaking, growing up and leaving loved ones behind, this is family. I loved this book where I could recognise different members of my own family and no matter how old I get I still wing it, I just don’t know all the answers to life. All the Colours In Between is the second book in this series and although I am sure it could be enjoyed as a stand alone do read 183 Days a Year first.
The pace has increased in this book with Lizzie’s children and step child growing up an
Adele Shea
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
All The Colours In Between is story told in the point of view of three members of one family, Lizzie, Cassie and Conner. Lizzie being mother to Cassie and Conner.
Each person is going through their own hardships, but also worry for one another.
I cried many times during this book as it just felt so real whilst reading it.
Michelle Ryles
I could not contain my excitement when I heard that my favourite fictional family were back: Lizzie Lemalf and her crazy blended family stole my heart in 183 Times A Year and I couldn't wait to read more about them. It's so brilliant that you could definitely read All The Colours In Between as a standalone novel but it is made all the more poignant and emotional for having read 183 Times A Year and seen the characters develop before your eyes.

Never mind All The Colours In Between, I laughed, cri
Caroline Vincent
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lizzie, a mother, author, lover of her partner and life takes us with her on an emotive and enticing trip through her fascinating life filled with love and laughter, sadness and grief, and friendship and betrayal – all the colours in between black and white!

| Introduction |
Lizzie should feel proud that she has successfully weathered the storms of time, the emotions she went through each have their own colour such as ‘cranberry passion’ for first love, the ‘iridescent pink flush‘ of desire and t
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
I just love a book that can take you to emotional extremes – you’ll laugh a lot, you’ll feel deeply for several members of this wonderful family at different times and in different ways. And at other times you will cry – the way this book and its writer handles grief is quite exceptional. I was so caught up with the characters – Lizzie “approaching 50” was closest to home for me, but every single character is drawn with a wonderful depth of detail, whether a difficult teen, a troubled young woma ...more
Mairead Hearne (
‘Life is never straightforward when you see all the colours in between….’

All the Colours In Between is the follow up book in a series by Eva Jordan, featuring what I can only describe as real people with very real lives. Book one, entitled 183 Times a Year, introduced the reader to Lizzie and her family. It is described as a ‘poignant, heartfelt look at that complex and diverse relationship between a Mother and daughter set amongst the thorny realities of today’s divided and extended familie
Trish at Between My Lines
3.5 stars

Another fun, but at the same time heartbreaking journey with this madcap family.

If you are looking for a series to laugh and cry over, then I can heartily recommend this one.

Note: this is book 2 and they really need to be read in order.
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved the first book in this series but think I loved this one just a little more . I love Lizzie and her blended , dysfunctional family . Believable Characters that bring the book alive had me laughing and crying in equal measures . Devoured in 2 days I look forward to the next episode in their lives . My thanks to tbc reviewers for the chance to read
Natasha du Plessis
Oct 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was my second Eva Jordan book as well as the sequel to 183 Times a year. I loved the characters and how I could relate to some of their situations. This book tackles a lot of issues, like miscarriage, abortion and being Pro Life, forgiveness and saying goodbye to a loved one. I love how the characters love and enjoy one another. A great book, thank you again to TBConFB for the copy. I would recommend this book to readers of Woman Fiction. You can read this book as a standalone but don't den ...more
Sarah Hodge
Oct 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
A very enjoyable book. By turns Lizzie left me infuriated, hysterical with laughter, dumbstruck and grief stricken. The family dynamics were very true to life and I really enjoyed the way the story is told from the different character's viewpoints. This is not a construct I normally like, but it worked very well in All the Colours In Between. The book is absorbing, the characters sympathetic and the plot fast moving. It is not a "fluffy" read and touches on some serious topics but I felt Eva dea ...more
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is my 2nd Eva Jordan book, and it doesn't disappoint! I loved this book and found I couldn't put it down. For me personally I could identify with it so well, and I scarily relate to Lizzy!!!! This book has every emotion possible., from laughing to crying in a nano second. The dynamics of all the family is hysterical, and trying to keep a blended family together resonates extremely well with me. This book for me has it all.... Plus I can identify to most of the emotions for poor Lizzy.... It ...more
Donna Maguire

This was such a lovely book I really did enjoy reading every page! 

The writing style was spot on for the book and it really made the story so heartfelt, you can tell that it was written with a passion that comes through and helps to give a genuine portrayal of believable characters.  I was completely absorbed by the story and found it very hard to put it down.  It was definitely an emotive read and one that will stay with me and love the tag line and think
Monica Mac
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow, what a fabulous book this was! I didn't think that it could get any better than the first in the series, 183 Times a Year, and then it did. It well and truly ticks all the boxes of my criterion for 5 star book reviews - it make me laugh, it made me cry and it made me think, long after finishing it.

Lizzie and her blended, interesting family are back in this second instalment. Lizzie has become an author and the girls have grown up some but that doesn't mean that Lizzie gets to put her feet
Misfits farm
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Families- love them or hate them- but we all have them one way or another. A daughter who is stick thin and troubled, a son who is being bullied but making his way in the world and Mum who strangely keeps being sick and getting hot flushes. Menopause she thinks, but sick all day? Dad left years ago and is now living in a hovel having been dumped by the “step-monster”. A Grandad that everyone loves and a son who thinks he knows who Grandad “really is”. Of life and love, of strengths and weaknesse ...more
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was fortunate to be given an ARC via The Book Club on Facebook in return for a fair and honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

I must be honest with you. When I asked to review this book I had not read the first book in the series, “183 Times A Year”, so my first stop was to do just that. I read the books back to back so it is possible I may muddle some events, BUT the first thing that I would recommend is that you do read the first novel before embarking on “All the Colours In Betwe
Julie Smith
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lizzie is fast approaching 50. Her once angst ridden teenage daughters, now grown and in their twenties, have flown the nest, Cassie to London and Maisy to Australia. And, although Connor, Lizzie’s sulky, surly teenage son, is now on his own tormented passage to adulthood, his quest to get there, for the most part, is a far quieter journey than that of his sisters. The hard years, Lizzie believes, are behind her.

Embracing her new career as a writer; divorce, money worries and the constant battl
Laura Wilkinson
Initially, I was attracted to All the Colours in Between by its beautiful cover design – isn’t it gorgeous? – and, secondly, because I’d heard good things about Eva Jordan’s debut 183 Times a Year.
All the Colours in Between is a sequel to 183 Times though in my opinion it is not necessary to have read the first book to follow and enjoy the second. Being women’s fiction, Jordan takes an ordinary woman – in this case almost-fifty-year-old new author Lizzie – with a blended family and shows us that
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved 183 times a year, and was so looking forward to the next book, once I realised there was going to be one. So I have been on tender hooks since.
Reading the blurb, I was pulled in straight away and wanting to find out more in-depth on the mechanics of what was going on in this modern day family, how they were going to move on from the last pages of 183,  
I was soon pulled in and really felt for Lizzie, just when she feels empty nest, but hope for having some time to herself and
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
Wow, well what a breath of fresh air this novel is. It's a book that deals with what life throws at you. As the book states, 'it's not a life, it's an adventure.' I laughed, I cried, and raced through the pages, savouring every word. It's an honest read about family life, and I loved it for its rawness. I'll just mention here that All the Colours in Between is the follow up novel to 183 Times a Year, which I haven't read, but that this book worked very well for me as a stand alone novel.

So, wher
Oct 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was my 1st Eva Jordan book and it lived up to my expectations. It is based around Lizzie and how although her children are growing up and leaving the nest, the story that unfolds proves you always need your Mum no matter what. It is an emotional story that deals with grief in different forms and the importance of family. I loved the rollercoaster this story took me on and how I didn't know if I would laugh or cry next. Definitely a recommended read :) ...more
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved 183 Times a Year, the first book by Eva Jordan, and have been busy recommending it to anyone who would listen. So it was with trepidation that I embarked on book 2, especially as, to be honest, I found the opening chapters a little disappointing and I had difficulty reaffirming my investment in the characters. Then the story took off and I was back in the topsy turvy world of Lizzie and her madcap family with alternating chapters voiced so realistically by the different characters. Again ...more
Colette Lamberth
Oct 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's not a life, it's an adventure!

I was excited to learn that there was a sequel to 183 Times a Year as I had really enjoyed reading about Lizzie and her family. It didn’t take long to become familiar with the various characters again and while I’m pretty sure this would read well as a standalone book, why would you do that? At the time I was reading this part of the storyline strongly echoed an ongoing news story which made the book feel very real and up to date. There is a lovely balance betw
Georgina Roberts
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Even though I haven't read the first book of the series (183 Times a Year) I still thought this was a wonderful book. It can be read as a standalone story as its set a few years after the first one.
I loved the relationship between Lizzie and Cassie and felt the characters were really well thought out and I could really empathise with them and care about them, which is a sign of good writing.
Going to read the first book now as I enjoyed this one so much.
Thanks to TBConFB for an advanced copy in r
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow, I absolutely adored this book! An emotional rollercoaster of a ride, it made me laugh and it made me cry. With characters you quickly come to care about, this is a story about the importance of family and how we need those closest to us no matter what stage of our lives we’re in.

Eva Jordan has written a beautiful book that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone. A very easy 5 stars.

Thank you to TBC and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read an ARC of this wonderful book.
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Eva Jordan, born in Kent but living most of her life in a small Cambridgeshire town, describes herself as a lover of words, books, travel and chocolate. She is also partial to the odd glass or two of wine.

Her career has been varied including working within the library service and at a women's refuge. She has had several short stories published and currently writes a monthly column for a local maga

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