Ten Years On by Alice Peterson
I picked this book up because of a Twitter conversation I had with@Alicepeterson1. (Does Twitter sell books? Yes, but not in any direct way). I read the sample chapter and it looked interesting, so I downloaded it.
This book is more about bereavement and grief than romance. Becca’s husband Olly dies suddenly, leaving her alone and pregnant with their first child. Becca must learn to cope with her loss while adjusting to the fact that she’s going to be a mother. For me, the most poignant and true line in the book is when Glitz says “it doesn’t get easier, you just get better at dealing with it” (I paraphrase, but that’s the gist of it).
The ten years on bit is about Becca’s friendship with Joe, who was also Olly’s best friend when they were all at university together. You get to see Joe as he was when he was in his twenties and then when he is in his thirties. He is the romantic hero in the book and is very likeable.
The dialogue is lively, the characters are well drawn. The embedded flashbacks are a little distracting as it took me a few seconds to twig when we’d got back into the present. It’s not light and fluffy chick lit. It’s about love and loss and families and friends. I really enjoyed reading this book.