Thursday, 13 October 2011

The Time Will Come #5

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The Love of My Life by Louise Douglas
Goodreads synopsis:

'I miss him with every breath and heartbeat. He should have been my happy ending. Instead, he is the sad beginning to my story.' Olivia and Luca Felicone had known each other nearly all their lives, but when they fell in love as teenagers and eloped to London they broke the hearts of those closest to them. Luca's parents run Marinella's restaurant, the colourful hub of life in the otherwise bleak north-eastern seaside town of Watersford, and his mother, Angela, has never forgiven Olivia for causing such a rift in her beloved family.On a freezing January night Olivia's life is shattered when she learns that Luca has been killed in a car accident. She is left with nothing and, after suffering from weeks of overwhelming grief, she abandons her job and returns north to where Luca has been buried in Watersford. Olivia's chance meeting with Luca's married twin brother, Marc, leads to the realization that he is experiencing a loss almost as painful as her own. Their desolation draws them into an affair which both know has no future, but fills the space where Luca should be. It is a course of action that can only spiral out of control, and when it does the consequences are both explosive and cruel. "The Love of My Life" is a beautiful novel that portrays both the innocence of childhood, and the dynamics of love and loss with deftness and sensitivity. It is, above all, a stunning debut from an author with a unique and natural narrative voice.

I bought this one from Borders when it was closing down in the UK, and it has been on my shelf to read ever since. Although this one sounds like quite a sad read, it also sounds as though it will be a really beautiful and compelling on too! I was drawn to it because of all the comments my friends had made about how good it was, so trusting my friend's recommendations, I bought it. It hasn't had its moment yet, but I know it will eventually!

5 comments:

Vicky said...

What an eye-catching cover! O_O
Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)
I think you'll be able to convert it to mobi - I use them with Adobe Digital Editions because I haven't ordered my Kindle yet, but they work perfectly fine! So even if you can't convert it, you'll be able to read it on your computer :) <3

Pen to Paper said...

I have a programme called Calibre that converts files into different ebook formats, so if it's DRM free I'll be able to do it and stick it on my kindle. Otherwise, I do have Adobe Digital Editions, so can read it, like you say, on my laptop :)
xxx

Louisa said...

Sounds like a really sad book! But a good one! And a haunting cover! Really reflects the title and the plot! Hope you get to read it soon and happy reading!

BooksforCompany said...

Read it read it!
I really liked this book, it's different from most other books and has strong emotions in. Definitely worth a read.

Claire said...

That sounds like a very sad book, I hope it has a happy ending.

I found your blog through the group Book Blog Networking at Goodreads and I'm now a new follower. This is my blog if you want to check it out.
http://www.clairesbookcorner.blogspot.com/

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