#BlogBlitz – Thursday 14th March
I am here to introduce you to another fantastic book; this story was ingenious. Full of character and warmth, with just the right amount of mystery and twists. The character of Violet is someone who I can relate to. She is friendly, hard-working and flawed in ways. She is eager to find love but first she has to love herself, which makes for very fascinating and enjoyable reading.
Thanks as always must go to both the author and the blog host for inviting me on this blitz.
This book was a surprising good read; as I have stated in the past, I like to go into a book solely by looking at the cover and taglines. I try to only briefly read what the book is about, so that I can be completely surprised by what I read. This book was a charmer, that’s for sure. It was written brilliantly and held my interest from page turn to page turn.
Before I tell you more about the book, lets have a little bit about the author.
About the Author
Samantha Tonge lives in Manchester UK and her passion, second to spending time with her husband and children, is writing. She studied German and French at university and has worked abroad, including a stint at Disneyland Paris.
She has travelled widely.
When not writing she passes her days cycling, baking and drinking coffee. Samantha has sold many dozens of short stories to women’s magazines.
In 2013, she landed a publishing deal for romantic comedy fiction with HQDigital at HarperCollins and in 2014, her bestselling debut novel, Doubting Abbey, was shortlisted for the Festival of Romantic Fiction best Ebook award. In 2015 her summer novel, Game of Scones, hit #5 in the UK Kindle chart and won the Love Stories Awards Best Romantic Ebook category.
About the Book
An abrupt change; a new friendship; a dark secret…
Kind-hearted Violet has never fitted in, but despite being bullied at school is now content. She is dating ambitious Lenny, has her dream job in publishing and runs a book club at the local retirement home.
However, when her relationship with Lenny begins to falter, Violet, hurt and alone, seeks the advice of her new flatmate, Bella. She changes her image and with her head held high aims to show that she doesn’t need Lenny in her life to be happy and successful.
Her long-term friends Mable and Farah worry about Bella’s influence and slowly Violet starts to distance herself from them. When she was a child, her closest confidant and companion was a boy called Flint. Her mother didn’t approve of their closeness and he suffered a terrible end. She won’t let the same thing happen to Bella, no matter what anyone says…
Knowing You is about friendship and knowing who to trust with your deepest secrets; it’s about taking control of your life and not being afraid to stand out. Perfect for fans of Ruth Hogan, Gail Honeyman and Amanda Prowse
When I first got a copy of this book for review, I read the first pages and mistook it for a ‘Bridget Jones’ style story. How wrong could I have been? Never judge a book by the cover and never judge a book by the first few pages….
This book took my initial assumptions and turned them upside down, because what we have here is something a whole lot more; this was a story that resonated with me. The character of Violet was painfully relatable and I found myself reading quickly through each page as I wanted to know how the story panned out. The ‘relationship’ between Violet and Bella is both endearing to read and mysterious. I delved deeper into this book eager to see where the paths of these characters went. The story blended perfectly with chapters which were written from when Violet was young, allowing us to see more into Violet and what makes her who she is.
The writing in this book flowed brilliantly and I found it hard to put down. I had my nose almost pressed up against my kindle screen regularly until I had read through to the very last page! Brilliant writing! I felt the heartache Violet felt from the break-up with Lenny and sympathised with her as she struggled to move forward from it.
It is difficult to write a review sometimes without giving away so much of the book and believe me, I really do want to…but you guys have to trust me and give this book a go. It is a fantastic read and one I will be sharing with my friends and followers alike.
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Perfect read! Perfectly written and with likeable, believable characters. I enjoyed reading every page of this book and you guys will too!
Rating – 4 out of 5 stars!
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