Jingle bells, jingle bells, ‘Single All The Way’… @karen_king @Bookouture

Many thanks to Bookouture for the blog tour invite and ARC, here is my review of ‘Single All The Way’ by Karen King.

Single together for the first time, 34-year-old Meg and her warm-hearted, long-suffering mother Sally are cancelling Christmas, and running away to a tiny cottage on the Cornish coast. For Meg, it is the perfect place to heal, away from all the mistletoe, while for her mother it has a special, and secret, place in her heart – from a love story that seems a lifetime ago…

Meg and Sally find they’re getting to know themselves, and each other, better than ever before. But as they are unable to resist getting involved in the village Christmas celebrations, they encounter two handsome local strangers.

Sometimes, it’s being away from home that helps you realise where your heart is. What neither woman knows is that, by the time the new year rolls around, one woman will have fallen in love with her husband all over again, and one marriage will be over for good…

What does TWG think?

There are moments in life where we just need to take a step back to be able to see things clearly. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Thankfully for Meg, she has her mother beside her to support her during her time of wanting clarity. Funnily enough though, Sally, Meg’s mother, is in the same position as her daughter. Would Sally be able to be a shoulder for Meg to cry on, despite going through something similar? Or would her own opinion on the subject mean that her views are tainted?

The title of this book is such a clever play on words and, as a single person myself, I just happened to be curious about the storyline!

Before I go any further, I just want to say that I am a huge fan of Karen King, and i think that she is exceptionally talent. I am however, on the fence where this book is concerned because it was nice enough. There was a lot of warmth in the book, and the overall premise was quite fun, i just wasnt blown away by what i read. I’m not saying that i didn’t like it, because i did. It was nice! Meg was such an intriguing character, and was definitely one who steered the vibe of the book. I found Sally’s character to be a little bit flat at times, and I couldnt help but wonder whether she was really a fundamental character in the book. Like I say, I’m on the fence because I know Karen King is brilliant at bringing the electricity to her books – is it wrong of me to want more?

‘Single All The Way’ is a pleasant, warm read which tells the story of letting love evolve in it’s own time, without forcing the situation. A fun, festive treat.

Buy now.

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