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That Feel Good Factor by Jane Muir
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it was amazing

A woman's struggle for fitness, love, and reconcilliation.

First off I will say that I don’t understand some of the Amazon reviewers' references to this being a ‘girlie’ book, it is a story ANYONE can relate to. A fat (not to mince words!) and unfit woman, Ellie, decides to run a marathon to raise funds for the hospice she works at, to prevent it from closure.

The book starts a little slowly whilst we are introduced to her family but once it gets going it is difficult to put down! A ‘Mickey Goldmill’ type character is enlisted as her personal trainer, and there then ensue many trials and tribulations as she works towards her goal. The characterization is good, and there is conflict a-plenty! In addition, there is a mystery that runs through much of the book.

The storyline is quite grim at times, but there are moments of real humour, one being at Ellie’s first swimming session that had me laughing out loud!

Striving towards a seemingly impossible goal, surviving all that life throws at you, and reconciliation are prominent themes, and the story is very inspiring. I would definitely recommend the book, and it would make a fantastic film too!
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September 30, 2018 – Shelved

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