The Love of Her Life
From bestselling author Harriet Evans, acclaimed worldwide for storytelling that is "fabulous" (Sophie Kinsella) and "brilliantly observed and emotionally charged" (Daily Mirror, London) comes a dazzling new novel of heartbreak, loss, and healing, in which a young woman must cross an ocean and the chasm in her own heart to discover the love of her life.
1. I was really irritated at how long it took for us to get to the big reveal of the terrible event that Kate lived through. Also, I felt the terrible event was a bit over the top.
2. The ending was crap. Rather than write the ending, Evans fast forwards a few months and fills us in on what's going on then. While it certainly got her out of some tricky bi ...more
Yes, as other reviewers have said, it could have been more concise, and I sometimes found myself thinking, “Hurry up and get on with it!” And I honestly would have liked to have seen more of the interaction between Kate and Mac.
But that plot twist! Wow! I thought ...more
The novel switches between the past and present, and with each flashback, we get closer to finding out the reason for Kate's hasty de ...more
Overall I found this narrative to be far too long and not at all interesting enough to warrant it's length.
The "terrible experience" was indeed terrible, but a little bit more in t ...more
Finally, we get some insight. And that's when the novel really picks up. I found it so hard to put down, even to eat! On the front co ...more
In all honesty, it was hard to empathize with Kate Miller having just read about two profoundly strong and courageous female protagonists. Kate flees her life in London after a painful experience and heads to New York. Her reasons for leaving revealed, while tragic and in ...more
Full of great characters that I could like and hate and empathise with,I cared about them.
This had some romance but also drama, heartbreak, tragedy, passion, humour and a bit of star crossed lovers to keep me reading on and on into the night unable to put down.
As the story came to its conclusion I thought it could end anyway and I wouldn't have been happy but thankfully it ended just the right way.
On the whole the story was enough to keep me entertained but by the end I was getting a bit tired of the will-they-won't-they scenarios & just wished they'd all get their acts together! Overall, I'd say it was good maybe a touch predictable....having said that there was one tragic event I didn't see coming. ...more
I was born in London in 1974 and grew up on the mean streets of Chiswick, where I went to school. I was a completely undistinguished pupil in every way, except I absolutely loved reading and drama. My only achievements from the age of 5 to 18 were, a) winning a doodling competition at primary school (of a witch flying in the sky with balloons ...more