It Started With A Note
Today I am taking part in the Blog Blitz for It Started With A Note by Victoria Cooke.
Many thanks to Rachels Random Resources, the publisher and author for a copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly.
One lost letter. A chance to change her life!
Superhero single mum Cath always puts other people first. But now that she’s seen her son safely off to university (phew!), life seems a little, well…empty.
So when Cath unexpectedly discovers some letters written by her great-grandfather during the First World War, she decides to take herself on an adventure to France to retrace his footsteps.
Cath expects to spend her holiday visiting famous battlefields and testing out her French phrase book. What she doesn’t anticipate is that her tour guide, the handsome Olivier, will be quite so charming! Soon Cath isn’t simply unearthing the stories of the past – she’s writing a brand new one of her own, which might end up taking her in a very unexpected direction…
This is the first book I have read by Victoria Cooke, but it won’t be the last. I really enjoyed It Started With A Note and really got lost in the pages, a few hours of true escapism, which is rare for me.
From the first paged I rooted for Cath, she seemed to have spent her life looking after others, with nothing in return. So, when she finds some letters written by her great grandfather (and coincidently has an unexpected boost in her bank balance), it seemed like fate that she should follow the path which opened up for her.
Cath goes on a life-changing journey to France. She gets to follow in the footsteps of her great-grandparents, learn about the sacrifices made by the soldiers from WW1, and experience breathtaking scenery and French culture. Of course, there is also some romance, which contrasts beautifully with the sharply poignant moments.
Anyone who has ever suffered from an empty nest, or feels invisible in a crowded room, will relate to this charming, captivating and heartwarming story.
Author Bio –
Victoria Cooke grew up in the city of Manchester before crossing the Pennines in pursuit of her career in education. She now lives in Huddersfield with her husband and two young daughters and when she’s not at home writing by the fire with a cup of coffee in her hand, she loves working out in the gym and travelling. Victoria was first published at the tender age of eight by her classroom teacher who saw potential in a six-page story about an invisible man. Since then she’s always had a passion for reading and writing, undertaking several writers’ courses before completing her first romantic comedy novel, ‘The Secret to Falling in Love,’ in 2016.
Cooke’s third novel, Who Needs Men Anyway? became a digital bestseller in 2018.
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