It’s Thursday, and I bring you the third review of a series surrounded by books, and if don’t know what I’m talking about, you can check the others here: “The Book Lovers” Review & “Rules for a Successful Book Club” Review. Also, stay tune, because there is one more review coming up about this series.
“Natural Born Readers“, written by Victoria Connelly, is a Women’s Fiction novel, the third book in the Book Lovers Series, published on September 26th 2017 by Notting Hill Press.
I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Victoria Connelly for the eCopy of this book, and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Ben Stratton and Bryony Nightingale. Everybody thought they’d be together forever. But, when Ben leaves the small market town of Castle Clare to travel the world, Bryony is heartbroken, seeing his departure as the ultimate betrayal.
Throwing herself into her work running the much-loved children’s bookshop, Bryony determines to forget Ben and to start dating again. But Ben doesn’t make it easy for her, sending her postcards filled with his love and posting her foreign editions of all the great romantic novels from the countries he’s travelling through.
Then, after six long years, the unexpected happens and Ben returns, determined to win Bryony back. But will she forgive him and does he have the courage to tell her the truth about why he left her?
Purchase Link: Amazon UK
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About the Author
Victoria Connelly studied English Literature at Worcester University, got married in a medieval castle in the Yorkshire Dales and now lives in rural Suffolk with her artist husband, a young springer spaniel and a flock of ex-battery hens. She is the author of two bestselling series, Austen Addicts and The Book Lovers, as well as many other novels and novellas. Her first published novel, Flights of Angels, was made into a film in 2008 by Ziegler Films in Germany. The Runaway Actress was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Romantic Comedy Novel award.
Victoria loves books, films, walking, historic buildings and animals. If she isn’t at her keyboard writing, she can usually be found in her garden either with a trowel in her hand or a hen on her lap.
“Natural Born Readers” is the third book in the series and we, yet again, follow Victoria Connelly’s amazing world, and the amazing Nightingale family.
This story is about Bryony Nightingale and Ben Stratton. It’s a second change romance, and to be honest those are one of my favorite tropes. After six years, Ben returns to town wanting to get Bryony back, and what will happen, you will have to read to see, because I don’t give spoilers. Nevertheless, I love to read their moments together, it was quite fun and interesting.
It was definitely another warm story about another memory of a family full of book lovers. I was so focus on the story, on the emotional it had in each scene, that I was transported completely. I felt as if I was a part of this family, just one more time, because as soon as I was reading, it was like I was back home.
Just like in the previous novels, I loved the characters interactions, they made everything so much real. Friendship, family, lovers… We get to experience the moments page after page, even following a particular funny and extra episode around Flo. Each scene meant to catch our curiosity and get us to connect with characters and emotions.
Overall, I enjoyed this book and I think it may be my favorite one, alongside with book two. I love a good second chance story, just as much as I love a good love story about a parent and his or hers love interest. This book had a beautiful story and characters, and discover more about hem was just part of the deal, because in the end, we loved them too, and felt as we went with them through this journey.
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