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A Year of Chasing Love

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  68 ratings  ·  42 reviews
One moment can change a lifetime

The last thing top divorce lawyer Olivia Hamilton ever expected was to be served her own divorce papers! To escape her marriage troubles, she agrees to go on a year-long trip to find the ultimate guide to love.

Travelling the world, surrounded by stories of love and happiness, its not long before her thoughts turn to Nathan, her soon-to-be
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published March 19th 2020 by HQ Digital (first published 2020)
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Steph's Romance Book Talk
2 Stars / 1 Steam Fans

Sadly, this story felt like I was reading an updated version of Eat, Pray, Love, but not presented nearly as well. Olivia called to the lobby of her law firm, where she's served divorce paperwork. This action sends Olivia on a year-long period of self-discovery. Olivia helps a friend out by traveling the world to interview couples within long-lasting marriages. This story sounded like a great journey of self-discovery; however, for me, it was just poorly, unimaginative
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Agi
Jan 31, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-releases, 2020


Olivia Hamilton, a top divorce lawyer, is being served with her own divorce papers! At work! yes, she's been aware that things are not so rosy in her marriage with Nathan - she's so focused on her own career that her private life suffers because of it, and well, Nathan might have hinted at the fact that he'd like to be a father sooner rather than later... But divorce? Yes, Olivia is a bit devastated.
But it was only the beginning. Then she's forced to take a 10 - month sabbatical from work, but
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Melanie’s reads
I am at odds with this a little bit as I am guilty of assuming by the cover that this was a romcom/chick lit but I would probably put this more under contemporary fiction.

It is an easy and enjoyable read, with exotic locations and is pure escapism with good characters and a great premise.

However, something niggled me right from the start and didnt let go. That indignation was a successful career woman constantly blaming herself for her marriage collapse. Now dont get me wrong I know it happens ,
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Frankie (Chicks, Rogues and Scandals)
he year of Chasing Love is the debut novel by Rosie Chambers, and I definitely see great things in her future, and I am looking forward to seeing what comes next from this new author. This is a sweet, little contemporary story, one that will leave you smiling and feeling in a sunnier mood.
The story opens when top divorce lawyer; Olivia is presented with her own divorce papers. Not just shock and horror for her, but she also sees this as bad for her career.
After years of putting her career first,
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Sara Oxton
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Year of Chasing Love by Rosie Chambers a fabulous five-star read. If you have an afternoon to while away some time the pick this up as you will have a perfect afternoon. This was such a great story, I adored Olivia she reminded me of so many people I know, and her situation was one that everyone could identify with at least in some tiny part. You will love this story and once you start the journey you wont be able to put the novel down, so do yourself a favour and dont try. I am so excited to ...more
Cheryl M-M
Jan 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Olivia is a highly successful divorce lawyer, so it comes as a bit of a slap in the face when she is served divorce papers by her own husband, rather viciously in fact, in front of her entire firm.

After being asked to take a long sabbatical Olivia goes on a long trip to research why people divorce and why they stay together. It's a journey that opens her eyes to everything that led to the demise of her marriage. It also helps her to understand that she has neglected herself, her family, her
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Nicola Clough
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The lovely cover of this book attracted me to the book and it is a new author and certainly won't be the last as so well written and has you hooked. The writing is brilliant and the main character is excellent and really shows you you can change your life and realise what love really is about. It's a warm read and full of travelling and finding yourself again.
Olivia works as a solicitor and throws herself into her work so much that she neglects her husband and when she's at work one day and she
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Julia
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Year Of Chasing Love by Rosie Chambers is a light hearted contemporary read that looks at love and the qualities needed to make relationships last. It is a novel that makes you smile and leaves you smiling.
The reader has a cosmopolitan ride through the novel as we travel from the UK to Malta to Singapore to Hawaii to Denmark and to Paris, the city of love. The welcome we receive is as warm as the sun beating down as a light air wafts throughout.
We learn lessons in love, discovering what love
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Cen-sational Reads
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
With all the busyness of the day it totally slipped my mind that it was my turn on the A Year Of Chasing Love Blog Tour!!!! 💕
So here is my review 💕
A Year Of Chasing Love by Rosie Chambers. Published by @hqstories 💕
Olivia Hamilton is a divorce lawyer and a very good one at that. She believes that her personal life is fine until she herself is presented with divorce papers from her soon to be ex husband.
💕She is advised although she feels its forced upon her to take a years sabbatical to
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Annarella
Dec 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A perfect book for a lazy afternoon when you want to relax and read an enjoyable story.
It's engrossing and entertaining, the cast of characters is well thought and plot, even if a bit unbelievable at times, it escapism at high level.
Recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
Gaele
Olivia has it all: a successful marriage, a solid career as a partner and top marital solicitor in a firm she loves, solid friendships and plenty of moments in the sun. But, it all came at a price: namely her over-attention to work and clients at the expense of her marriage, her friendships and her own family. And it all comes crashing down when shes served with divorce papers from her husband in the lobby of her office. Things are made even worse for her when a senior partner and her mentor ...more
Carol Beasley
Mar 30, 2020 rated it liked it
This wasn't quite what I was expecting but I did enjoy it. I loved the setting but I did get a little annoyed with the focus the main character had on her ex-husband. I wanted something a little more maybe.

I was sent this book by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Eileen Gernet
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG

I am sitting here in bed at nearly 4am. Just finished this book because I couldn't put it down. It is that good. Be prepared to read to the end.
Emmaleen Murray
Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
An easy to read romance. Great detail of exotic locations to satisfy itchy feet.
Kristie
Feb 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
One moment can change a lifetime

The last thing top divorce lawyer Olivia Hamilton ever expected was to be served her own divorce papers! To escape her marriage troubles, she agrees to go on a year-long trip to find the ultimate guide to love.

Travelling the world, surrounded by stories of love and happiness, its not long before her thoughts turn to Nathan, her soon-to-be ex-husband, and she starts to take note of her own lessons in love

But with Nathan over a thousand miles away, will it be too
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Kristie
Feb 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley.

Synopsis:
One moment can change a lifetime

The last thing top divorce lawyer Olivia Hamilton ever expected was to be served her own divorce papers! To escape her marriage troubles, she agrees to go on a year-long trip to find the ultimate guide to love.

Travelling the world, surrounded by stories of love and happiness, its not long before her thoughts turn to Nathan, her soon-to-be ex-husband, and she starts to take note of her own
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Amanda
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have to say that the bright and vibrant colours of the cover were the first thing that drew me to 'A Year Of Chasing Love'. I know that sounds very superficial but I don't mean it to. The synopsis sealed the deal as it were. I couldn't wait to get started so without further ado I grabbed a cup of tea and my Kindle and sat in my comfy corner of the couch to start reading. Oh boy, I absolutely loved reading 'A Year Of Chasing Love' but more about that in a bit.
I found it impossible to dislike
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Amber Garabrandt
Jan 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Olivia Hamilton has spent years making a name for herself as one of the top divorce lawyers- there was a spread in a magazine and everything! One thing she never expected was to be served with her own. Now, having lost her husband of seven years and on forced leave from work, she's at loose ends as to what to do.
Spending too much time drinking and naval gazing has allowed her to realize all she lost, but good does that do now? When her friend Racheal comes up with a plan to finish special
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Shelley
This was such a delightful read. Refreshing, charming and full of warm, loveable characters, I really enjoyed this debut novel from Rosie Chambers.

Olivia is a top divorce lawyer who has been working flat out for years to build her career and reputation. Unfortunately this has all been done at the expense of every other aspect of her life. Just a few days in to the New Year and Olivia is delivered a life-changing blow in the form of divorce papers. The man who she considered her soul mate has
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Mirtha
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVED LOVED.....LOVED

5/5 Stars!

A Year of Chasing Love by Rosie Chambers was fantastic! A feel good, romantic drama that will have you looking at your past loves and really get down to why some worked and some did not. Olivia Hamilton a divorce lawyer, total workaholic never expected to be served her own divorce papers. This unexpected moment in her life forced her on a round the world journey of self reflection and discovery. She sees what should have been clear as day why her soon to be ex
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Jen N Bohemia
Jan 07, 2020 rated it liked it
A Year of Chasing Love is a funny and interesting story about love and relationships!

The story kicks off with our main protagonist and top divorce lawyer Olivia being served with her own divorce papers at her workplace! Although Olivia was aware that there were problems in her marriage (mostly down to being so focused on her career that she never finds the time to actually spend time with her husband Nathan), she nevertheless devastated by this news!

Overworked and stressed out, shes persuaded
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Maria
Jan 11, 2020 added it
Who says that all the romance books are the same? Ive read a few stories and all of them are different! You only have to start with A Year of Chasing Love and youll see that the word love means something different for each person and it changes on the country you live too!
This is an exploration book, yes, about romance! Because no matter how long have you been in a relationship, theres always something new to learn or improve, dont you think?
Lets talk about this gem. Olivia Hamilton, a divorce
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Sarmistha
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
Absence makes the heart yearn stronger than ever.
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A Year of Chasing Love is a voyage of Self-discovery, comprehending how the little things,sweet gestures by the close ones makes a huge difference in one's life.An alluring story that bares the barbs of all consuming Workaholism that leaves marital life in tatters in today's materialistic world.The small cracks by non-communication, missed dinners, outings and erratic work schedule often lead to the never healing fissure in life.
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Olivia L
I really had high hopes for this second chance marriage story that was not precipitated by infidelity. Nathan, the husband, had decided to end his marriage to Olivia. Although cast as the antagonist, throughout this tale Nathan was nothing more than an enigmatic secondary plot point.

Theoretically, this story was about Olivia's self-realization of her contributions to the demise of their marriage. In the wake of her divorce papers being served, Olivia's employer imposed a 10-month sabbatical
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Ashley Tyler
I received an e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review! This book is a great book for all people, who are considering a relationship to those who are in a relationship. The main character of this book was very realistic and reminded me of women of today. The plot line was very simple and not very complex, which made it easy to pick up the story after putting down the book throughout the day. There was a lot of flashbacks, which is to be expected for this character's development ...more
Rona Nimmo
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
**Warning: this text may contain spoilers** A year chasing love by Rosie chambers.

Olivia Fitzgerald nee Hamilton is the top London divorce lawyer of the year . She is completely floored when she is served with her own divorce papers out of the blue. Her boss then imposes a year long sabbatical to find herself and rejuvenate her life. Her best friend who is a university professor is studying what makes people stay married for a lifetime asked her to do some field studies around the world as to
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Ashley
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
I feel like this book was the right read at the right time in my life. Olivia is a top divorce attorney who deals with the spitefulness of ending marriages daily. She tries to make things as amicable as possible and her firm has a reputation of being the nicest place to get a divorce in town. Suddenly Olivia is served divorce papers from her husband and she feels blindsided. The firm mandates that Olivia take a 10 month sabbatical in order to focus on her healing from the divorce. Her best ...more
Vera Blaz
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, netgalley, 2020
I had a slow start with this book. I opened it and closed it a few times before I hunkered down and just read it. Since the ARC was an uncorrected copy, I had some issues with the formatting and some words running together. Once I got over myself, I really got into the story.

Oh the irony of having 500 divorces under her belt and being served with her own divorce papers. Olivia spends the ensuing months discovering herself and having many "Come to Jesus" moments on her own. The discoveries she
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Miriam
Dec 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Kathleen Gray
Dec 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Olivia lost sight of pretty much everything in her life except her work- and then her husband Nathan served her (a divorce lawyer no less!) with divorce papers. Compelled by her boss to take time off, she opts to help a friend with research on what makes a successful marriage. Would that we all had such a friend (who btw should be doing her own research not relying on a friend but no matter). Olivia take a scenic tour of the world, traveling to lovely places and meeting with a variety of people. ...more
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