Book Review: Love You From A-Z by Linda Corbett

It’s my pleasure to welcome Linda Corbett to Novel Kicks today and the blog tour for her novel, Love You From A-Z. 

Experience has told Jenna Oakhurst that Happy Ever After may happen in all the best stories, but Happy For Now is the best one ought to expect in real life.

Yet lately even that isn’t quite enough, so when a strange set of circumstances leads her to discover a mysterious letter in an abandoned storage unit, she takes the chance to embark on a journey into the unknown…just like the heroines from the storybooks.

Reaching out to the letter’s author, Henry Somners, changes Jenna’s world irrevocably and she starts to realise that the magic she believed in as a child might not be such a fanciful notion after all…

*****

Jenna believes that happily ever after belongs only in stories. It’s not something she expects to happen in real life.

When her boyfriend buys an abandoned storage unit, she discovers an unopened letter which leads her to Henry. This meeting will change her life in more ways than one.

This book sounded intriguing so I was excited to be invited onto the blog tour and couldn’t wait to get started.

From the start it’s clear to see that Jenna is a serious person and the more you get to know her, you realise that her former life experiences have been a huge contributor to that. I loved her as a character and loved watching her develop.

Henry. Oh, Henry. Is he too good to be true? I hope you will find out for yourself but I certainly wanted to jump in and give him a hug.

The supporting characters are wonderful, especially Snickers the guinea pig. Can I have all of them please? Evie and Kat were brilliant.

The plot moves along well and I got invested and pulled in very quickly. I loved Linda Corbett’s style of writing. I also love how she incorporated Jenna’s disability without it taking over the story. Jenna is shown to be so much more than her condition.

There are so many charming, warm, life affirming moments, as well as many times where I laughed out loud. This story and the characters are relatable. It reminds you to have faith, trust and to believe in love. Also, to not always take situations at face value – that you never know what people are going through.

If I ever get to the stage where I graduate the RNA New Writers’ Scheme, I hope it is with a novel that’s as enjoyable as this one.

This book was a lovely escape and would be a perfect companion to a sunny day and your beverage of choice. I loved it and look forward to seeing what Linda Corbett does next.

Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources, One More Chapter and Netgalley for the advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review.

 

About Linda Corbett:

Linda Corbett lives in Surrey with her husband Andrew and three permanently hungry guinea pigs.

As well as being an author, Linda is treasurer for Shine Surrey – a volunteer-led charity that supports individuals and families living with spina bifida and hydrocephalus.

For many years she also wrote a regular column for Link, a disability magazine, illustrating the humorous aspects of life with a complex disability and she is a passionate advocate of disability representation in fiction.

When not writing, Linda can be found papercrafting, cross stitching, or cuddling guinea pigs. Love You From A-Z is her first published novel.

Say hello to Linda via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Love You From A-Z was released on 24th June 2022 by One More Chapter. Click to buy on Amazon UK.

 

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Laura
I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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