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The One – John Marrs ★★★★★

Blurb:
How far would you go to find THE ONE?

One simple mouth swab is all it takes. A quick DNA test to find your perfect partner – the one you’re genetically made for.

A decade after scientists discover everyone has a gene they share with just one other person, millions have taken the test, desperate to find true love. Now, five more people meet their Match. But even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking – and deadlier – than others…

My Review:
WOW! WOW! WOW!
Why didn’t I read this sooner?
I am totally regretting not bumping this up in my to be read pile after hearing so much about it! The One is brilliant, I haven’t read anything similar to this book. It is a one of a kind book! It is one of those books you try to put down to go to sleep but you just can’t, it just keeps getting better and better with more twists and turns to keep you hooked.

I loved how the stories were all told through each individual character and had their own twists within. The One contains short chapters, is easy to read and fast paced! It did make me question if I would take the test though and I’m very uncertain! A well deserved five stars from me, I would highly recommend this book to you all if you haven’t read it already. You will not be disappointed! John Marrs is an author to keep your eye on. Expectations are set high now for his next book I will be picking up to read. A thrilling read which will keep you up all night!

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Britt-Marie Was Here – Fredrick Backman ★★★★★

Blurb:
Britt-Marie can’t stand mess. A disorganized cutlery drawer ranks high on her list of unforgivable sins. She is not one to judge others—no matter how ill-mannered, unkempt, or morally suspect they might be. It’s just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticisms, which is certainly not her intention. But hidden inside the socially awkward, fussy busybody is a woman who has more imagination, bigger dreams, and a warmer heart that anyone around her realizes.

When Britt-Marie walks out on her cheating husband and has to fend for herself in the miserable backwater town of Borg—of which the kindest thing one can say is that it has a road going through it—she finds work as the caretaker of a soon-to-be demolished recreation center. The fastidious Britt-Marie soon finds herself being drawn into the daily doings of her fellow citizens, an odd assortment of miscreants, drunkards, layabouts. Most alarming of all, she’s given the impossible task of leading the supremely untalented children’s soccer team to victory. In this small town of misfits, can Britt-Marie find a place where she truly belongs?

My Review:
I absolutely loved A Man Called Ove so I had to read this one, it was a must. I was not disappointed, I fell in love all over again with this book. The cover to this book is perfect too and sums up the whole story perfectly. This book is written well, easy to read and contains short chapters throughout. I loved the setting (Borg), all the characters and the plot. It’s amazing how people can change huh? I would love to see this book turned into a film. Another well deserved five stars from me and a story that I won’t forget in a hurry. Highly recommend! I just loved Britt-Marie. I enjoyed every minute of this story. I cannot wait to dive into more books by Fredrick Backman. A must buy from me if you haven’t read it already.

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More to Life Than This – Carole Matthews ★★★★

Blurb:
Kate Lewis is thirty-five and feeling restless. She’s fed up of worrying about the ironing and would like her husband Jeffrey to pay more attention to her than his golf clubs. There must be more to life than this!

Kate enrols herself on a T’ai Chi course and takes best friend Sonia along for the ride. She’s determined to ‘find herself’ but it’s easier said than done, especially when she finds the distracting Ben Mahler first . .

My Review:
I just randomly picked this one of my shelves out of the hundreds of choices. If you know me you will already know that Carole Matthews has to be one of my favourite authors and I am working my way through all her books! Now this was one of her earlier books back in 2006 and I must admit it is not one of her best books but I still enjoyed it nevertheless. I awarded four stars. I loved the story as I am sure many people hit middle age, panic and then think surely there must be more to life than this (NOTE THE TITLE). It is written well, easy to read and contains short chapters. I fell in love with all the characters! Sometimes you do just need to shake your life up a little (No, I’m not promoting what does happen in this book but hey… IT WORKED FOR THEM). I would highly recommend this book to you all if you haven’t read it already. Carole never disappointments me. Enjoy.

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