We’re back for another book review! This time, I’ve been reading Letters To Eloise by Emily WIlliams and you have to go read it now.
Actually, I should probably apologise for being so quiet recently. I’m trying to get back into writing again, finding the ideal time to sit and write posts can be difficult when I’m back home, so we’ll just have to see how things play out.
But back to my review!
When Emily first contacted me, asking me to read and review her debut novel, Letters To Eloise, I jumped at the opportunity. Her description of the novel had me intrigued, and it sounded like just my kind of book. The main character, Flora, finds herself pregnant during her final year at university. Her story is told through diary-type letters she writes to her Little Bump throughout the course of the pregnancy, and through these letters we learn about all her relationships with the different people in her life. As she works through her final year, and learns more about the baby she’s carrying, there are many laughable moments to break up the more serious storyline that is underlying – just what is Flora not telling us in her letters?
The blurb given for Letters to Eloise is
When post-graduate student Flora falls unexpectedly pregnant during her final year studies she hits a huge predicament; continue a recent affair with her handsome but mysterious lecturer who dazzles her with love letters taken from the ancient tale of ‘Abelard and Heloise’, or chase after the past with her estranged first love? But will either man be there to support her during the turmoil ahead?
Now, before we begin, I was reading a PDF of the book on my Kindle so can’t comment on the layout really, but Emily’s novel is available to buy as either an ebook or a paperback from Amazon – I’ll include the link at the bottom of the page for anyone interested in buying it!
I just adored reading this novel. It actually pained me that I couldn’t read it as fast as I wanted during the exams. I found it so incredibly easy to connect with FLora, and felt everything she was going through – not something authors normally manage to get me through so a major congratulations to Emily Williams for that!
The style of writing, and the clear separation between past and present events, made this a thoroughly enjoyable book that I would recommend to absolutely anyone, but especially those who enjoyed Bridget Jones’ Diary, as the diary entry letters reminded me so much of my favourite female character.
If you’re looking for a summer read, Letters To Eloise should definitely be at the top of your lists. I can’t stress enough just how much I loved reading it, and I’m already considering re-reading it once I get through my next couple of books! Remember, you can buy Letters to Eloise here if you’d like something great and light to read on holiday, or even just on a wet Sunday afternoon!
Now, what shall I read next?